Marriott UK in wireless drive

Marriott Hotels & Resorts is extending its 5 year partnership with iBAHN to roll-out high-speed internet access in hotel guest rooms across the UK. 

The deal, which aims to meet the growing demand for Marriott’s business guests to log on to the internet securely from anywhere in the hotel, brings the number of Marriott connected rooms in the UK to 9,000 in over 60 hotels.

Marriott guests will be able to ensure that their data is fully protected from unauthorised collection or hacking, including their usernames, passwords and other sensitive data.

Graeme Powell, European Managing Director of iBAHN, comments: “The deal will ensure that business travellers can glean the benefits of office-like access speeds, enterprise-grade security and exceptional customer support as guests of the hotel chain.”

Jurgen Giesbert, Marriott’s Executive Vice President for the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa.  “High-speed, secure connectivity is an essential service for today’s travellers no matter where they are staying.  We have noticed significant growth in demand for this service in our UK regional hotels in recent months.”