Staying reliably connected to the world while on the road – whether for business or pleasure – is vital to today’s modern traveller and in recognition of this, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide will soon give all Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members who book through Starwood’s digital channels free standard in-room Internet access.
“With the seismic shift towards digital, particularly when guests are on the road and literally mobile, our SPG members believe high quality Internet access is a basic necessity right up there with a great bed,” said Chris Holdren, senior vice-president, SPG and Digital at Starwood. “Offering free in-room Internet access just relieves one more pain point in the travel experience and recognizes our loyalty to SPG members who travel with us.”
Beginning Feb. 2, 2015, free Internet access will be available to SPG members who book their hotel stays through Starwood’s many digital channels including the company’s corporate and brand web sites and mobile sites, as well as the SPG app.
In addition to members, SPG is dedicated to championing travel professionals who play an integral role in helping travellers book their stays. Following the launch of SPG Pro, a new comprehensive loyalty program designed to reward travel professionals, SPG is offering all travel agents the opportunity to extend free Internet access to their client base of SPG members when travel is booked on spg.com. This advantage is in addition to all other SPG Pro benefits they’re already receiving if enrolled in the program.