Per the LA Times, Marriott announced it was offering free wireless Internet to guests who join its loyalty rewards program. The offer begins in January.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc, matched Marriott’s offer. Under Starwood’s deal, guests must be members of the loyalty program and book a room through the Starwood website or the SBG app to get the free Wi-Fi. The program starts in February.
Now Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corp. is entering the fray, offering free standard Wi-Fi for all guests – even those who don’t join its loyalty rewards program. The free service begins in February.
There is one catch: If Hyatt guests want to upgrade to a premium Wi-Fi service, they must pay a fee, which has yet to be announced. Elite members of Hyatt’s loyalty rewards program get the faster Wi-Fi free.