Nice to see things seem to keep moving with the free hotel wi-fi campaign but I thought it was high time for a little round up of where we are and some tips for seeking out that all-important free connection.
If you are on Twitter, you can search for wi-fi hotspots by using the hashtag #freewifi. People are constantly updating and Tweeting about hotels, airports and even McDonalds that offer free wi-fi.
The fact that even McDonalds can see the worth of offering connectivity to guests dissolves most of the arguments hotels have against offering the service. A PR spokesperson for one of the major hotel groups admitted off the record they are now pushing for it to become standard across all their brands saying: ‘McDonalds offering it and us not is just embarrassing.’
If you want a list of hotels in London that offer free wi-fi, then check out the website London Hotels Insight’s list here
Sign up to www.iprefer.com to get free internet in all Preferred Hotel Group’s 700+ hotels. Give them your business if you can.
Indigo and Staybridge Suites from the IHG portfolio offer free wi-fi as brand standard.
Some comments on hotels that offer free wi-fi can be seen on my campaign page here
All Shangri La hotels offer free wi-fi. Give them your business if you can.
Best Western Hotels offer free wi-fi as brand standard. Give them your business if you can.
Despite constant requests from me for information, the Accor Group of hotels, they have yet to get back to me on which of their properties offer free wi-fi and which don’t. It’s outrageous that a company can just ignore a journalist’s requests.
You can also find free hotspots through this site www.free-hotspot.com
IF A HOTEL DOES NOT OFFER WI-FI FOR FREE OR AT MINIMAL COST, DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR BUSINESS