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.