Willard Washington Offers High Speed Access

In a continued effort to support the needs of business traveler guests, effective immediately, the Willard InterContinental Washington hotel will offer complimentary high speed wireless internet in its public areas, it was announced today by General Manager, Jean-Jacques Reibel.

The wireless high speed Internet will be available in the grand lobby, where the term “Lobbyist” was coined, the elegant Peacock Alley promenade, the historic Round Robin Bar and CafĂ© 1401, the hotel’s casual dining restaurant. In order to access the Internet, guests will need to utilize their own personal computer, a Laptop/PDA, that is WiFi (802.11) compatible.

“As the choice Washington DC hotel for many American and international business leaders, our guests know that we take the ‘comfort of doing business at the Willard’ seriously. We hope that in providing complimentary Internet access in our palatial public spaces we help meet and exceed our guests’ experiences”, said Reibel.

The Willard InterContinental also offers these outstanding amenities help ease the way for busy guests:

* Free High Speed Internet - in all Willard InterContinental guest rooms
* Around the Clock: “What you need at any time” - 24 Hour Business Services, 24 Hour Laundry/Valet Services, 24 Hour Room Service, 24 Hour Fitness Center.
* Global Connections/World News - Guests can access over 150 international newspapers including most major European papers, delivered daily to rooms.
* World Print - The hotel offers complimentary Fax/printer/scanner machines for personal in-room business needs.
* In An Instant - Instant service buttons on all hotel room phones for guests who have requests at any time.
* Insider Concierge - www.insider.intercontinental.com offers city highlights and an interactive online mapping service.
“Business Options” rates start at $269. Guests can book a Standard room (usually $425) and receive the choice of one of the following options; Upgrade - Upgrade to an improved room type, Relaxation - Free in-room movie and minibar credit per night; Leisure Voucher - Voucher for a free weekend night stay (with the purchase of an additional night) on a future visit. Prices are per room, plus tax, based on availability. For information and reservations call, 202-628-9100, 1-800-827-1747 or book online at: www.washington.interconti.com.


The historic Willard InterContinental Hotel is the “Grande Dame” of American hotels. It is a Washington institution that has hosted almost every U.S. president since Zachary Taylor in 1850. It was here that Julia Ward Howe wrote “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, where Abraham Lincoln lived for a month, where, in the grand lobby, President Ulysses S. Grant coined the term “Lobbyist”, and where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King finished his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. From its inception to this day, the Willard has been a major force in the social and political life of Washington, DC. For information and reservations call the Willard InterContinental Hotel, Tel. 202-628-9100. Visit our Web site at: www.washington.interconti.com.

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20004, Tel. 202-628-9100
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