Complimentary wireless internet access is slowly spreading in Asia Pacific region. Last year Marriott announced that all Marriott Rewards members would have complimentary access in Asia Pacific. Now, complimentary wireless internet access is coming to all Accor branded hotels in the region by the end on 2012.
The internet access has been complimentary in Accor’s lower end brands like Ibis, but chargeable even for Le Club Accorhotel elite members at full service hotels like MGallery. This is welcome development and hopefully it will spread to other regions as well.
The only drawback is that some of the hotels are only offering the lowest speed intern for free and charge for higher speed that enables streaming. The free is good enough for everyday browsing and emails.
This is really welcomed development. I absolutely hate having to be paying for the internet access. I just hope that the hotels have made sure that they have enough bandwidth available. People like streaming tv’s and movies over the net.