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Carlton Hotel Auckland Installs 'Wi-Fi' wireless

Fri, 19 Nov 2004

Carlton Hotel Auckland Installs 'Wi-Fi' wireless Internet Access

Carlton Hotel (Auckland) 19th November 2004 - Carlton Hotel Auckland, voted best Business Hotel by Asia Business magazine, announces the installation of Wi-Fi – wireless Internet access – in public areas of the hotel, and of wired broadband Internet access throughout the South accommodation wing. To ensure the highest standards and quality of service Carlton Auckland has teamed up with Intertouch, the leading Asia Pacific high-speed wired and wireless Internet service provider.

Wireless Internet access is available in the hotel's extensive lobby areas, Carlton Club, conference facilities, Business Centre meeting rooms and health club. Carlton Auckland has 455 guest rooms, and all now have internet access. With the roll out of this system business and leisure guests will now benefit from high-speed internet access to their corporate networks and e-mail accounts.

Brendon Bainbridge, Director of Sales and |Marketing said, 'Today's corporate travellers demand high-speed and wireless Internet capabilities, and if this hotel does not provide them they will take their business elsewhere'.

To get high-speed Wi-Fi access guests simply switch on their personal, wireless Internet-enabled laptop or PDA. If the user's laptop is not equipped with built-in WLAN connectivity, he or she can get a Wi-Fi card from the hotel's front desk, enabling them to be connected in seconds. Access codes for wireless Internet service are easily obtained through cards available at the hotel's front desk.

Responding to the ever-increasing use of the Internet as a crucial tool of communication is a further example of the hotel's constant striving to meet the changing demands of international guests, and Carlton Auckland is specially proud to offer such a market leading standard of high-speed Internet access and wireless technology.

'We believe offering professionals on the move a safe, secure and above all easy-to-use access to corporate and public Internet networks is an essential element in providing the 5-star service Carlton Hotel Auckland is famous for throughout Asia Pacific', says Mike Brown, General Manager.

The implementation of this wireless technology complements the hotel's successful and most comprehensive Business Centre, which is open 24 hours a days, and has a dedicated manager on duty from 8.30am to 5 pm each day. The Business Centre includes five boardroom style rooms, two computer stations and one port for laptop use.

Carlton Hotel Auckland's agreement with Intertouch is a proud demonstration of the continuing commitment of Carlton Hotels Asia Pacific to guest satisfaction, and to continuous improvement of the services offered.

END

Carlton Hotel Auckland was recently voted 'Best Business Hotel in New Zealand' by Business Asia magazine for 2004.

The Best Business Hotels in Asia Awards, now in their seventh year, have become one of the most sought after business tourism accolades in the highly competitive Asia Pacific Hotel industry.

For further details on Carlton Hotel Auckland Ph +64 9 366 3000 or visit www.carlton-auckland.co.nz. High resolution graphics can be downloaded from www.leonardo.com

Carlton Hotel Auckland is part of the Carlton Group of Hotels strategically positioned in Auckland, New Zealand, Sydney, Parramatta, Melbourne, Brisbane, Darwin Australia and Singapore.

The philosophy of the Carlton Group of Hotels is one of dedicated customer service and attention to detail. This commitment to customer service ensures the international chain of Carlton Hotels continues to grow and expand throughout the Asia/Pacific region. More information on Carlton Hotels can be found at www.carltonhotels.com.au

ENDS

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