Awarded exclusive Wi-Fi contract for Premier Inn estate

Long-term contract to see Spectrum provide guest Wi-Fi service to Whitbread’s 600-strong hotel chain across the UK

Hemel Hempstead, UK, 18 January 2012: Spectrum Interactive, the UK’s largest independent provider of Wi-Fi and related services, has announced that it has been awarded the contract to supply guest Wi-Fi provision to all 600 Premier Inn hotels in the UK.

Spectrum is a preferred technology partner to Whitbread, having provided Wi-Fi services to approximately half of the Premier Inn hotel estate since 2006. This new contract will see Spectrum serve the entire Premier Inn estate with a bespoke, hybrid Wi-Fi solution which offers a combination of restricted free and unlimited chargeable access. The roll-out will complete by the end of January 2012. In addition, Spectrum will continue to install and operate Wi-Fi at all new Premier Inn sites across the UK as they open.

“Flexibility, reliability and resilience were major factors in deciding on an exclusive Wi-Fi provider for the entire Premier Inn estate,” explained Siobhan Fagan, head of customer and business solutions at Whitbread. “Premier Inn has enjoyed significant growth over the last two years and has further aggressive expansion plans, so it was vital for us to work with Spectrum as a leading Wi-Fi specialist offering a national, managed service capable of keeping pace with the needs of our evolving business,” she added.

“We are very proud to have been a trusted partner of Whitbread’s over the last few years. This contract win strengthens our already close relationship and builds on our recent digital signage wins at Brewers Fayre and Beefeater,” commented Simon Alberga, executive chairman, Spectrum Interactive. “To now be selected as Whitbread’s exclusive Wi-Fi partner for its entire hotel estate is a vote of confidence in our ability to service the largest hotel estate in the UK and brings the total number of UK hotel rooms and managed accommodation units served by Spectrum Wi-Fi to over 85,000,” he concluded.

 

Posted on: 18/01/2012

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