Travelodge to offer free wi-fi in bar cafés

Just under a third of the budget hotels will provide free net access
Darren Allan

August 26, 2011
Travelodge Guy Parsons

Budget hotelier Travelodge has rolled out another reason to stay over at many of its lodges, namely free wi-fi.

Although the wi-fi will be provided not in rooms, but slight less conveniently in the bar cafés.

Of course, not all Travelodge’s have a bar café on site – in fact just under a third of the chain of hotels do. The introduction of the service will begin next month, and will be an ongoing process.

By all accounts, this is a first for a budget hotel chain, or at least TL claims this is the case and we certainly can’t think of an alternative.

At any rate, it’s a measure which definitely goes towards making a saver room (the ones you book in advance) even better value for money for those with connected mobile devices.

CEO of Travelodge Guy Parsons commented: “Our customer research has highlighted that in today’s modern world travellers want internet connectivity whilst on the move, so that they can work and cyber-socialise around the clock, and with the popularity of smartphones reaching an all time high, mobile internet access is becoming more of a necessity in every day life.”

Without a pause for breath, no less.

Almost twenty new Travelodge hotels were opened in the first half of 2011, with double that number currently under construction.


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