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Bitbuzz launches Hotel Freetime

Bitbuzz, specialists in innovative Wi-Fi solutions for the hospitality sector, has launched a new product, Hotel Freetime, for hotels that want to offer Wi-Fi access to casual visitors in the lobby, bar or restaurant.

Hotel Freetime will provide complimentary 20 minute Wi-Fi sessions without the need for a voucher. The product provides hotels with the ability to communicate with customers and manage the amount of complimentary Wi-Fi people are using in their premises, which is particularly important in busy hotel lobbies.

Hotel Freetime was developed to meet this new type of demand as Bitbuzz, along with many of its hotel clients, see this as a growing trend. The product has already been taken up by the 145 bedroom Mercure London Greenwich Hotel, a longstanding client of Bitbuzz, which has experienced a big demand among visitors to access complimentary Wi-Fi in the bar or lobby without the need for vouchers.

Kevin O’Driscoll, Managing Director, Mercure London Greenwich Hotel: “We are pleased to announce that the Mercure London Greenwich Hotel is now offering Bitbuzz’s new product, Hotel Freetime. This recognises the need to produce quality Wi-Fi not only to hotel guests but also casual visitors to the hotel. In recent times, there has been an increase in visitors using the hotel lobby and bar for business meetings or a catch-up coffee. We have a long-standing relationship with Bitbuzz, and we look forward to working with the company as our demands evolve.”

Russell McQuillan, Business Development Director, Bitbuzz said: “We are delighted to launch Hotel Freetime, which we believe will be taken up by many of our hotel partners. Smartphone ownership has completely transformed the Irish Wi-Fi landscape; fast efficient internet access is expected at all times and we see no signs of this demand subsiding over the next few years. This new product is adaptable to fit in with any current hotel system, as hotels continue to diversify their offerings we have developed a product that can fit in with any requirement.”

Since June 2010, Bitbuzz has been injecting much-needed competition into the UK Wi-Fi market. Amongst Bitbuzz’s notable UK clients are Tune Hotels, Queensway’s Hotels, Holiday Inn Express, StayCity Apartments, Kensington Rooms, Costa Coffee, and Leeds Bradford Airport.

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