Travelodge claims it will be the first UK budget hotel chain to offer free wi-fi.
The service is being rolled out in its café bars from today and will be in all properties by September 12.
Chief executive Guy Parsons said: “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.”
Travelodge has 478 hotels and is opening a further 20 hotels this year and is currently building 43 hotels.
The Company’s target is to grow its estate to 1,100 hotels and 100,000 rooms by 2025.
by Bev Fearis
Friday, August 26, 2011