Last updated: 05:00 AM ET, Thu July 28 2016

Skyroam Partners with Starwood to Offer Members Unlimited Wi-Fi Anywhere

Hotel & Resort | Starwood Hotels and Resorts | Patrick Clarke | July 28, 2016

Skyroam Partners with Starwood to Offer Members Unlimited Wi-Fi Anywhere

PHOTO: Skyroam's portable global hotspot available to select Starwood Preferred Guest members (photo courtesy of Skyroam).

Global Wi-Fi hotspot provider Skyroam has announced a partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide's loyalty rewards program Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) designed to keep SPG members connected regardless of where their travels take them.

Although Wi-Fi has become a common amenity at hotels and resorts around the globe and is oftentimes available free of charge, this partnership will provide travelers with an entirely new level of connectivity. 

Effective immediately, SPG members staying at select Sheraton, Le Meridien, Westin and Aloft properties in Europe and the Middle East will be able to rent Skyroam’s portable hotspots that they can use over the course of their stay.

The unique offering will soon expand to other regions, Skyroam said, adding that the hotspots will require a minimal fee.

While guests may want to use the portable hotspots to access the Internet inside of their hotel, the devices aren't limited to the property and can be used anywhere in the surrounding city areas. That said, the new partnership is excellent news for SPG members hoping to work on the go or simply surf the web while they go sightseeing.

READ MORE: Starwood Expands SPG Keyless

If guests want to take the hotspot with them after check out they can do so by purchasing it for a discounted rate of $99.99.

"Innovation is part of our culture, and we’re always looking for the latest in technology to help provide an enhanced guest experience," said Daniel Kerzner, Vice President of Digital, Loyalty and Partnership Marketing for Starwood in Europe, Africa & Middle East, in a statement. "Our partnership with Skyroam offers guests a unique global hotspot they can use throughout their stay with us or anywhere in the city they are visiting."

"Skyroam is committed to providing convenience for our users. We know that it is essential for travelers to stay connected while abroad, which is why we are excited to offer our service to Starwood guests," said Skyroam North America Vice President and General Manager Eric Plam in a statement.

Skyroam said that its patented virtual SIM technology allows users to access a secure online network in more than 100 countries. Therefore, it seems it'll only be a matter of time before the special amenity rolls out at Starwood properties in the U.S.


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