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Starwood Preferred Guest Debuts Mobile, Keyless Entry

Starwood Preferred Guest Debuts Mobile, Keyless Entry

STAMFORD, Conn.—Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), the loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, introduces SPG Keyless, a mobile, keyless entry system allowing guests to use their smartphone as a key. Rolling out to Aloft, Element, and W Hotels around ...

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Gigabit Wi-Fi

Gigabit Wi-Fi

The theoretic maximum data transfer speeds across new 802.11ac Wi-Fi networks is 1.3 gigabits per second (Gbps). Unfortunately, hotels aren’t likely to match these speeds in day-to-day operations, most likely topping out at 433 Mbps on a good day. Still, ...

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Understanding the FCC’s Marriott WiFi Ruling

Understanding the FCC’s Marriott WiFi Ruling

Earlier this month, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) imposed a $600,000 fine on Marriott International for allegedly blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots in the conference facilities of the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. In its judgment, ...

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How Much Bandwidth Does Your Property Need?

How Much Bandwidth Does Your Property Need?

Two years ago, BioMarin, a pharmaceutical firm based in San Rafael, Calif., called Inn Marin to book an offsite training session. This wasn’t unusual since the 69-room independent hotel is located eight miles up the road from the company’s headquarters. ...

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The Pfister Hotel Launches Augmented Reality Tour

The Pfister Hotel Launches Augmented Reality Tour

MILWAUKEE—Marcus Hotels & Resorts’ flagship property, The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis., will be the first hotel in the United States to offer an augmented reality (AR) tour available to guests. To be launched during Milwaukee’s Gallery Night on Oct. ...

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