Choice Hotels UK Sign Agreement with free-hotspot.com to Provide Free Guest Wi-Fi
Hotels in the United Kingdom to offer free, fast and easy wireless Internet access
Dublin, Ireland and London, England – 15 September 2009 – Anacapa Holdings, Ltd. announced today that it has signed a master agreement with Choice Hotels Europe / Quality Hotels Ltd., under which the company will install its ”free-hotspot.com” Wi-Fi solution in Choice hotels across the United Kingdom. The agreement covers the Clarion, Comfort, and Quality and Sleep Inn hotel brands.
Duncan Berry, Chief Operating Officer for Choice Hotels Europe (UK), explained the reasons behind their choice of free-hotspot.com: “Free Wi-Fi is the best way to meet the needs of our guests while providing a solid reason to choose a Choice brand over others that charge for Internet access,” he said. “Anacapa’s free-hotspot.com network is the largest of its kind in Europe, and the system itself can be personalised to support both our brands and our franchisees.”
Joe Brunoli. Managing Director of free-hotspot.com, explained the unique aspects of the Wi-Fi system that McDonald's has adopted. “The new generation of hospitality Wi-Fi users includes pleasure as well as business travellers, and people connect using their iPhones and SmartPhones as well as with their laptops. Our free-hotspot.com solution offers guests an easy and secure way to connect the Internet in any way they like, from laptops and iPhones to portable game consoles and even Wi-Fi equipped cameras. The fact that all these devices can be used to access the Internet at no additional cost to the guest creates a real competitive advantage for hotel brands like Choice.”
free-hotspot.com operates the world’s largest and fastest growing free wireless network. The company currently operates more than 4000 free HotSpots in 21 countries throughout Europe. Its HotSpots are located in cafés, hotels, pubs, restaurants, retail centres, transit centres and other public venues. The unique feature of the free-hotspot.com solution is the WMS™ Wi-Fi Messaging Service, a Wi-Fi based communications platform that allows direct marketing and communication to the customers using the Wi-Fi system. For this innovation, free-hotspot.com received the prestigious WBI (Wireless Broadband Innovation) Award for Best Public Wi-Fi Product 2006.
To learn more about the free HotSpot programme or to find the free HotSpot nearest you, please visit: www.free-hotspot.com.
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