The deal will extend to an 'unlimited number' of devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones – and cover all Hyatt properties and everywhere within those properties, from public zones such as the lobby through to individual rooms.
“Internet connectivity is no longer an amenity" said Kristine Rose, vice president of brands for Hyatt. "Today, people consider smartphones just as important as their car, and more important than television or coffee."
Diamond and Platinum members of the Hyatt Gold Passport loyalty scheme – who had previously enjoyed free WiFi while everybody else had to pay for it – will now receive a free upgrade to Hyatt's 'premium' WiFi service in hotels wired up for the higher-speed connection.
And while some hotel groups – notably Starwood and Marriott – say their free Internet comes only if you book directly with the chain, rather than through a travel agency or hotel booking mega-sites such as Expedia, Hyatt's deal comes "regardless of booking method."
You don't even need to be a member of Hyatt Passport Gold – just check in, head to your room and log on. That's a convenience business travellers will value.
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