Swisscom first to offer Smartphone WiFi service and mobile communication solutions in hotels
Get online in three clicks only
The new service allows users to connect to the Internet in only three clicks. Once logged on, the guest can stay connected for 24 hours at a time. If he leaves the building, he is automatically re-connected when he comes back into the hotel. Wireless PMS integration enables a personalized user interface, seamless data processing and invoicing through the guest's room bill. Offering unlimited uploads and downloads at WiFi broadband speed, the new Swisscom service provides a superior experience at a competitive price.
Swisscom's new Smartphone WiFi service has been optimized for iPhones, Symbian phones such as the ones from Nokia, Google Androids and Windows Mobile devices. It is presently available in more than 1'100 partner locations across Europe and ready for rollout across Europe.
Smartphones keep you in touch with home
"More and more guests want to use their smartphones to access the Internet in our hotel," says Gordon Barker, Sales and Marketing Manager at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa, a Swisscom partner hotel near London Heathrow, recipient of the 2010 Condé Nast Johnasens Spa Award. "The mobile phone is more than just a device to make calls with, it also allows you to listen to your favourite music, chat to friends, send a quick photo of the breakfast buffet to relatives back home, so ultimately you never feel far away from your friends and family. Thanks to Swisscom, we will now be able to meet these requirements."
"The rise of the Smartphone reconfirms the long-term value of our wireless hotel technology", comments Leo Brand, CEO of Swisscom Hospitality Services. "In addition to providing connectivity to the guest, we can assist hotels in promoting their own services through customized applications. We are actively working with hotel chains on specific applications as well as on new, competitive functionalities for both hoteliers and guests to leverage the numerous possibilities of employing Smartphones in the hotel space."
About Hoist Group
Hoist Group is the complete hospitality partner for hotels, health care institutions and public operations. With more than 20 years of proven hospitality experience, Hoist Group is the market leader in innovative High Speed Internet Access, conference services, TV & content solutions, PMS and back-office software as well as other guest-facing amenities. Many hotel chains, flagship independent hotels and public hospitals have entrusted their IT to Hoist Group. Based in Sweden, the company has offices in a total of 18 countries in the EMEA region. Learn more about the company at www.hoistgroup.com.