If it’s 2015, then why are hotel guests still doing something so ’90s, like paying extra for an Internet connection?
Charging for wireless access in the 21st century is as silly as it sounds. An Internet connection is so essential, many guests would sooner do without indoor plumbing, electricity or heat in their room. A 2014 survey by Hotels.com found Wi-Fi was the most desirable in-room amenity. Read more “Let’s set the Wi-Fi free now!”
As the dust settled on the now-finished holiday shopping season, I couldn’t help but wonder. One study concluded it was one of the strongest seasons in recent memory, adding that more than seven shoppers said they plan to take advantage of “free shipping” offers, while nearly half expect “free” returns.
I nearly choked on my espresso when I read that. Did they just say “free”?
Right about now, half of you are saying to yourself: TANSTAAFL! That’s shorthand for “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch,” and you’re right, of course. Bonus points if you can tell me which Robert Heinlein book it’s from. (Yeah, I grew up reading sci-fi novels.)
Turns out there is such a thing as a free lunch. Or in this case, dinner.
Drury Hotels, the family-owned hotel chain that includes mid-priced properties such as Drury Inn & Suites, Drury Plaza Hotels, and Pear Tree Inn by Drury, are offering free hot food at a time when competitors are busy cutting back amenities.