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.