Despite living in a connected world, we're often restricted by data roaming charges. It's hard to check in on Facebook when you know there will be a huge phone bill waiting in your mail box on your return.
While the decision to charge those exorbitant fees is up to the Telco's, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts has offered travellers a slight reprieve - free Wi-Fi in all of the group’s 78 hotels.
In 2009, Shangri-La was the first international luxury hotel group to provide free Internet access at all its properties, and is working to keep travellers connected even when they’re on the move.
"Extending free Wi-Fi service to the limousines was a natural step to take after offering it at all our hotels. Connectivity is a vital part of the Shangri-La experience, and complimentary Internet access has become one of our signature standards," said Greg Dogan, president and CEO of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.
Since Hong Kong's Island Shangri-La introduced complimentary Wi-Fi in hotel cars in February 2010, the initiative has been rolled out at 72 hotels – most recently in the new Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto's R and S class Mercedes-Benz.
By the end of 2013, free Internet access will be available in the limousines of 82 of the group’s hotels. Properties opening in London, Istanbul and Doha, as well as in Shanghai, Qufu and Sanya in China are among the new hotels that will offer Wi-Fi in their fleet of hotel cars.
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