Ireland’s largest free WiFi network provider, MyPlace Connect has rolled out an innovative new service specifically designed to meet the WiFi requirements of the accommodation industry. Launched in May 2014 by the fast growing global tech company which is headquartered in Ireland, this new service sees MyPlace Connect partner with hotels and other accommodation venues to become their free WiFi provider of choice.
MyPlace Connect’s new WiFi service for hotels and other accommodation venues is in addition to the hundreds of locations across Europe, the USA and India where it is currently available, including restaurants, cafés and pubs and entertainment venues.
As well as hotels and accommodation venues in the UK and France, the network provider has already partnered with a large number of hotels in Ireland.
MyPlace Connect and TripAdvisor
MyPlace Connect have also integrated the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor, into the logging on process. This new feature is a much sought after development for venues such as hotels and is an example of a range of additional features that MyPlace Connect will be bringing to the network over time.
TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching nearly 260 million unique monthly visitors and more than 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 1.4m hotels, B&B’s and vacation rental properties.
Founded in 2011, MyPlace Connect has expanded rapidly and is already Ireland’s largest free WiFi network provider. Since this new service for hotels and other accommodation venues was launched, MyPlace Connect has seen a 15% growth rate per month in the number of new rooms which have been added to their network.
Peadar Gormley, the CEO and Founder of MyPlace Connect, is confident the company’s wave of expansion will continue “We are very excited about MyPlace Connect’s expansion into the accommodation industry. The new TripAdvisor feature aimed at assisting holiday-makers or business travellers is also an excellent addition for MyPlace Connect users and for the hotel and accommodation venue owners themselves. With MyPlace Connect already experiencing significant growth rates, we are very eager to continue extending the company’s services to more clients in the accommodation industry as well as implementing additional features to this new service."
Holiday Inn Killarney is one of the hotels who MyPlace Connect are providing free WiFi to, and Misja Herfurt from Holiday Inn Killarney said that “Guests now expect hotels to provide free easy accessible WiFi as standard. It is no longer an optional extra. The free WiFi service MyPlace Connect offers is a perfect match for Holiday Inn’s hotel guests. Our guests can use the seamless process provided by MyPlace Connect to connect to the internet, and there is no more handing out of passwords and logins.”
MyPlace Connects free WiFi services are currently used by customers in the UK, Germany, France, Switzerland, the USA, the Netherlands and India. Initially developed as an advertising platform, MyPlace Connect has grown to become a highly adaptable, mobile cloud based, hotspot solution.