Kudos to Marriott. They have announced that wireless internet will now be free for all Marriott Rewards members at all of their brands in Asia Pacific and Australia.
I do wonder what they’re reasoning is, though. On one hand they’re losing out on revenue, though will it really draw people to Marriott? If they’re doing it for business travelers, well, they can usually expense internet, so I’m not sure how much additional business it will get them.
That being said, free internet is slowly becoming a trend, and while it will likely take another 10 years before the concept of paying for internet at a hotel is unheard of, this is another step in the right direction.
(Tip of the hat to Loyalty Traveler)