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Free hotel Wi-Fi coming, with strings attached
Free hotel Wi-Fi coming, with strings attached

Another major hotel chain is planning to eliminate wireless Internet charges, but only for guests who join its loyalty rewards program. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., with more than 1,200 properties including the brands W, Westin, Sheraton, Four Points and St. Regis, announced last week that standard in-room Internet will be free to all Starwood Preferred Guest members starting Feb. 2. The move mirrors a decision announced last month by Marriott International to offer free standard Wi-Fi to members of its loyalty rewards program, starting in January. With the Starwood offer, loyalty reward members get the Wi-Fi if they book through Starwood’s online sites or the SPG...

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