Thistle announces total wi-fi solution

Thistle Hotels announced at Confex this morning that it is to offer wireless broadband throughout all areas of its properties following a link up with BT. The group currently offers wi-fi access in meeting areas and bedrooms in many of its hotels through multiple providers, but Thistle Hotels sales and marketing director, Stuart Leven, said the service is not consistent. “We are finding more and more that wi-fi is becoming a critical factor for company’s deciding on conference venues,” he said. “It really will enhance the experience if customers can use just one provider whenever, and wherever they are in the hotel.” The five-year partnership covers both the Thistle and Guoman hotels. Leven said the service would be available in all 19 London properties within 46 weeks, followed by the 30 provincial estates by the end of the year.

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