Choice Hotels expands Comcast Business partnership

Choice Hotels launches Book on Google
The new HSIA standard meets the demand for increased bandwidth, greater network capacity, reliability and performance for Choice Hotels. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels International has entered into a three-year agreement with Comcast Business to offer hospitality services to Choice franchise operators nationwide. The partnership expands upon an existing relationship to deliver Ethernet services as a part of Choice Hotels’ strategic initiative to install high-speed internet access at its franchised hotel properties nationwide.
 
“We view Comcast Business as a strategic, consultative partner with their finger on the pulse of the industry,” Rick Summa, VP of partner services at Choice Hotels International, said in a statement. “Their insights and expertise help shape and enhance our new standards, allowing us to ensure we have the necessary speeds to satisfy our guests' connectivity needs now and well into the future.”
 
With hotel guests streaming video, downloading large files and running myriad bandwidth-intensive applications, the HSIA standard meets the demand for increased bandwidth, greater network capacity, reliability and performance for Choice Hotels.

Choice Hotels is building a platform across the company to both satisfy guest expectations and deploy an increasing array of back-end, cloud-based operational systems. 
  
In 2014, Comcast Business was selected by Choice Hotels International as a qualified vendor for data, video and voice services. Over the past year, Comcast Business has provided Ethernet solutions in support of the HSIA standard for symmetrical fiber-optic bandwidth, as well as network monitoring, reporting and 24/7 guest and hotel support. 

Virtual Event

HOTEL OPTIMIZATION PART 2 | Now Available On-Demand

Survival in these times is highly dependent on a hotel's ability to quickly adapt and pivot their business to meet the current needs of travelers and the surrounding community. Join us for Optimization Part 2 – a FREE virtual event – as we bring together top players in the industry to discuss alternative uses when occupancy is down, ways to boost F&B revenue, how to help your staff adjust to new challenges and more, in a series of panels focused on how you can regain profitability during this crisis.


Suggested Articles

The partnership aims to help restaurants streamline online orders from apps like GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash, Chownow, Caviar, Postmates and others.

Two conferences traditionally held in the first half of each year are rescheduling for the second half.

In October, visitor arrivals were down 90.4 percent compared to 2019 and hotel occupancy was below 20 percent.