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Xeni Jardin at 8:56 am Tue, Aug 28, 2012
I’m reminded of the old adage: “You can tell a pioneer because they are the ones with the arrows in their backs”. Hopefully, this won’t happen to Accor…
Admiral General Aladeen said it best (NSFW):
About fucking time.
Now they just need to offer a better newspaper than the Independent in the mornings.
One of their brands, Sofitel, has feather beds and down comforters. Possibly the only time that I’ve actually gotten more than a couple of hours sleep in a hotel bed.
It pisses me off that the fancier hotels charge crazy amounts for shitty wifi, when cheaper places like Hampton Inn and even dirt-cheap Motel 6 offer decent wifi for free.
Not every guest gets their tab paid for by their employer.
It’s not generosity, it’s an exercise in costing, marketng and competitive advantage.
It’s only as free as free sheets, free pillow, free room cleaning, and just as a hotel has to pay the costs of providing those facilities, so it has to pay the cost of providing wifi and the bandwidth that customers will use
Nothing’s free … it’s costed in and included in the total that you pay.