Now a Fast Solution for Hotels to Connect
to Travelers That is Easy
on Their Pockets and Promises Many Happy Returns
LOUISVILLE, Colorado, April 25 – The success of
fast and convenient Internet connections at home and office has resulted
in an increasing demand for similar connections on the road. This
demand has Hoteliers faced with bringing a high-speed Internet amenity
to their hotels to protect occupancies. The competitive advantage
to offering a high-speed solution can be great. Analyst Amy Helland
of Cahners In-Stat Group a high-tech market research firm predicts, “With
hotel chains struggling to differentiate themselves, broadband access will
be a terrific benefit to the haves and an enormous detriment to the have
nots.” With the rise and fall of several service providers in the
last two years, Hoteliers are challenged with finding an Internet service
provider that not only offers a product that satisfies their guests and
is affordable, but will be around six months from now.
announces the launch of its wireless high-speed Internet access product
to Hotels. SuiteSpeed is cost effective,
user friendly, and eliminates the concerns created by service providers
of the past. After one month of offering SuiteSpeed in its meeting
rooms, the Magnolia Hotel in Denver has created a competitive edge and
has experienced the positive impact SuiteSpeed makes on guests and Hotel
revenues. “We’ve already booked three meetings with SuiteSpeed and
have captured an account we’ve tried to move to the Magnolia for some time,”
states Mike Pratt Director of Sales and Marketing. “Guests love the
technology and the wireless feature so much they are spreading the word
and bringing us new guests.” SuiteSpeed’s quick success at the Magnolia
Denver location has lead to the offering of SuiteSpeed at its Dallas location
scheduled for the end of May 2002.
SuiteSpeed distinguishes themselves from other
providers by offering a complete solution resulting in greater usage rates.
SuiteSpeed offers everything a guest needs for an Internet connection on-site
at the hotel whether guests have their own wireless PC card or not.
SuiteSpeed developed a proprietary software application to perform installation
and connection for the guest in under a minute. One of the only providers
to offer such a product, SuiteSpeed highly promotes the ease and convenience
it offers to guests. Guests are not required to be tech savvy to
use SuiteSpeed. There are no laptop configurations, setting changes,
or pre-travel equipment or service subscription purchases required.
A greater number of guests are able to use SuiteSpeed resulting in greater
returns for the Hotel.
SuiteSpeed is cost effective and can add revenues
to the Hotel’s bottom line. SuiteSpeed
uses wireless 802.11b WIFI standard technology. Wireless is a fraction
of the cost of wired solutions. This allows SuiteSpeed to pass the
savings to the hotel eliminating dependence on guest rental revenues to
cover costs – a dependence which resulted in the failure of some previous
providers. In turn, the Hotel gets full pricing discretion allowing
them to add revenues to their bottom line. SuiteSpeed’s pricing model
also provides Hotels the reassurance of reliable and sustainable service.
Wireless technology has other advantages for
Hotels and Guests. With the growth
of wireless Internet users estimated to reach 18M this year and grow to
84M by 2005, analysts predict wireless solutions to supersede wired solution
in the near future. Other internet devices such as PDA’s and cell
phones are becoming compatible with the 802.11b WIFI standard thus broadening
a Hotels future opportunities. “Hotels offering a wired solution
today would need to reinvest tomorrow to stay competitive. This,
combined with the positive guest experience and cost savings are major
reasons to go wireless today,” states Michael Wasik, CEO and Founder of
SuiteSpeed’s wireless feature allows the Hotel
to offer Guests the freedom to stay connected throughout the property including
meeting rooms, sleeping rooms, lobby, restaurant and even the pool.
“Guests are amazed at being able to connect to the Internet at high speed
and also be able to move freely from their room to the conference center
to the lounge without having to disconnect”, states J.P. Singh, Front Desk
Manager at the Boulder Broker Inn in Boulder Colorado.
Adding to its affordability, SuiteSpeed gives
Hotels the ability to generate incremental revenues from repeat bookings,
new bookings, advertising and even wireless printing services.
“We’ve noticed quite a few repeat customers using SuiteSpeed. People
who know about and have used this service tend to come back to our hotel
when in town. Obviously, this is what we wanted to see happen”, says
SuiteSpeed offers Hotel’s the competitive edge
needed to connect to business travelers and increase their occupancies.
SuiteSpeed’s complete solution meets the challenge Hotels are faced with
today; satisfying guest’s demand for a fast, easy, and convenient Internet
connection. For further information about SuiteSpeed and where it’s
available visit www.suitespeed.com
or call 1-888-445-5118.