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100 Percent Wireless

03/02/2005


THE COLONNADE HOTEL GOES 100% WIRELESS

Boston’s independent luxury hotel expands wireless capabilities to all guest rooms


BOSTON; August 11, 2003—The Colonnade Hotel in Boston is pleased to announce the installation of High Speed Internet Access through WiFi technology throughout 100% of the property, through GuestWiFi, a leading provider of High Speed Internet Access.


While wireless Internet capabilities were already present in most of The Colonnade’s popular public spaces, including the Roof Top Pool, Brasserie Jo, and in its recently renovated state-of-the-art meeting space, this latest installation expanded wireless service to all private guest rooms and suites, offering business travelers an even higher incentive to stay at The Colonnade.


“The Colonnade has always been a leader in information technology within the hospitality industry,” said General Manager David Colella.  “As high speed Internet access is becoming more of a staple within hotels and businesses, taking the hotel 100% wireless allows us to continue to be a leader in the trend.  Our goal is to remain in front of the pack, in order to allow us to provide the highest level of information technology available to satisfy our guest’s needs and exceed their expectations.”


Named “one of the most wired hotels in the world” by The Boston Globe, the Colonnade offers a plethora of high-tech services in addition to the wireless high-speed internet access, including a dedicated Director of Information Technology available to guests 24/7, use of HubX for web reservations and web site, use of Palm Pilots for minibar inventory and purchasing, rental of Nextel radio/cellular phones, use of web-enabled Nextel phones by management staff, electronic safes for laptops and state-of-the-art A/V equipment in the Huntington Ballroom.


Nestled among Boston’s finest cultural venues and most exciting shops, The Colonnade is centrally located to Boston’s area colleges and universities, making the hotel an ideal starting point for families researching Boston schools. Also within close proximity to the hotel are some of the city’s most popular cultural attractions such as world-class museums, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall, the Theatre District, and Boston’s famous Public Garden and Common. Boston's largest shopping malls, Copley Place and Prudential Center, are adjacent to the hotel, while the city's elite shopping area, Newbury Street, is just steps away.


The Colonnade Hotel is styled in the European tradition and features 285 elegantly-appointed guest rooms and suites enhanced with numerous amenities. The hotel is home to Brasserie Jo, Boston’s authentic brasserie, and the city’s only roof-top pool. For more information or for reservations, please call (800) 962-3030 or visit


www.colonnadehotel.com


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