The Shangri-La hotel
group has become the first International hotel to provide free internet access,
both Wi-Fi and wired, to its customers.
The full media release
can be read below:
Asia Pacific’s leading
luxury hotel group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, has become the first
international hotel group to offer free WIFI and wired Internet to every guest
as part of a group-wide initiative launched January 2009 at all 60 of its
Shangri-La and Traders hotels and resorts.
current economic downturn and its impact on business travel budgets, all
Shangri-La guests will now enjoy unlimited high-speed Internet access in all
areas of every one of the group’s hotels, including guestrooms, public areas,
restaurants, lounges and function areas.
while on the road is the number one priority of our business travellers and
many of our valued customers view Internet access as absolutely crucial.
Offering free Internet is further evidence of our commitment to Shangri-La’s
service to our customers during these uncertain times. No longer considered a
luxury, guests are demanding high-speed Internet access as an essential room
requirement and as something that should be included as a standard service by
an international hotel group,” said Madhu Rao, managing director and chief executive
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury
hotel group, currently owns and/or manages 60 hotels under the deluxe
Shangri-La and mid market Traders brands, with a rooms inventory of over
28,000. The group has over 50 projects under development in
information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access
the website at www.shangri-la.com.
Shangri-La is Asia’s own luxury
hotel group, which in recent years has expanded into
receive praise and acclaim for its western luxury fused with top notch Asian
style service and hospitality.