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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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