Metro Hotels now offers free Wi-Fi at three of its 13 properties Australia-wide, Metro Apartments Darling Harbour, Metro Hotel Miranda and Metro Apartments Bank Place in Melbourne, with all its other properties offering free internet with select accommodation packages.
According to Mr George Bedwani, Chief Operating Officer of Metro Hospitality Group, the internet has become an important part of our daily lives regardless of whether we are travelling for business or pleasure.
“A high proportion of our guests are business travellers. Their feedback has clearly indicated free high-speed internet as a key criterion when choosing which hotel to stay at.
“Free wireless or high-speed internet in rooms is becoming a service guests expect, and we are delighted to offer a service to our guests that’s going to save them money by choosing to stay with us.”
According to Stephen Nemetz, Manager of Metro Apartments Darling Harbour, the recent introduction of free internet access for guests has been extremely popular, particularly with international guests.
“The Apartments are very popular with international visitors due to their excellent location, directly opposite Darling Harbour and an easy walk to all major Sydney attractions.
“We all know what it’s like to be travelling interstate or overseas and needing to stay in touch with business colleagues and with family and friends. Free internet access is fast becoming a major factor when choosing a place to stay.”
Another Sydney property, Metro Hotel on Pitt, offers free internet with select accommodation packages.
“We offer a free internet package to guests who book the package through our website www.metrohotels.com.au,” said Executive Assistant Manager, Lisa Kapinski.
“We have also been running a promotion on GDS for our coporate guests which includes free internet. Our bookings have increased by over 232 percent in the last three months, compared to the same period last year.”
Earlier this year, Metro Apartments on Bank Place removed all charges for internet usage in a move designed to make it easy for guests to stay connected. Guests are now able to access free wireless internet in their room or free broadband at the lobby computer kiosks.