Shangri-La Extends Free Internet Service to Limousines

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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is now offering complimentary Wi-Fi service in its limousines, a move that enables guests to access the internet using their mobile devices from the hotels chauffeur-driven cars.

In 2009, Shangri-La was one of the very first international luxury hotel groups to provide free internet access at all its properties.

Extending free Wi-Fi service to the limousines was a natural step to take after offering it at all our hotels. Connectivity is a vital part of the Shangri-La experience, and complimentary internet access has become one of our signature standards, said Greg Dogan, president and chief executive officer of Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.

Since Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong introduced complimentary Wi-Fi in hotel cars in February 2010, the initiative has been rolled out at 72 hotels most recently in the new Shangri-La Hotel, Torontos R and S class Mercedes-Benz.

By the end of 2013, free internet access will be available in the limousines of 82 of the groups hotels. Properties opening in London, Istanbul and Doha, as well as in Shanghai, Qufu and Sanya in China are among the new hotels that will offer Wi-Fi in their fleet of hotel cars.

At several individual Shangri-La hotels, mobile connectivity has been taken a step further. In Taipei, arriving guests who are chauffeured to Shangri-Las Far Eastern Plaza Hotel are welcomed via FaceTime, while commuters using Shangri-La Hotel, Guangzhous shuttle can enjoy free internet en route. At Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, guests can flip through an iPad that provides information about the hotels surrounds and the city as a whole.

The limousine Wi-Fi service is not available where resorts provide boat transfers i.e. Shangri-Las Villingili Resort and Spa and Traders Hotel Mal in the Maldives and Shangri-Las Boracay Resort and Spa in the Philippines or in cars serving Shangri-Las Fijian Resort and Spa, Fiji Island and Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina Cairns.

The service is slated to be available at Traders Hotel in Yangon in the future.

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