Hilton’s HHonors program has provided us with more information about the planned rollout this year of free premium Wi-Fi for Diamond-level members who book directly with the hotel group (or through an approved travel agency partner), which was originally announced in March.
The new Diamond perk will begin this month for Hilton’s Western Hemisphere properties, although it won’t start until August or September for Hiltons in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region and the Asia Pacific region.
“Also, Gold, Silver and Blue members will receive free standard Wi-Fi when booking through one of our propriety channels or via one of our approved travel agent partners,” a spokesperson said.
Here are the specifics she provided:
- Beginning in June 2015, premium Internet access, where available, will be rolled out globally and will be free of charge, for Diamond members who book directly. This offering will not be available until August through September in EMEA and APAC.
- Free standard Wi-Fi will continue to be a benefit for Hilton HHonors Gold members who also book directly through our proprietary Hilton channels one of our approved travel agent partners.
- Free standard Wi-Fi will be available on June 4, 2015 for all HHonors members who book directly at all StayConnected properties globally.
- The HHonors Terms and Conditions will be updated on June 4, 2015 to reflect these changes.
What are your thoughts about the difference between “premium” or “enhanced” versus “standard” hotel wi-fi? Is a standard connection enough for you? Please leave your comments below!
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