The City Lodge Hotel Group recently signed a partnership agreement with MTN Business, to be its connectivity and telecommunications support. This will improve ICT services at the group’s 51 existing hotels in South Africa and one in Botswana, and future hotels that the group develops in South Africa.
Using MTN’s high-speed next generation fibre optic network and its ability to self-provide last mile connectivity, City Lodge will be able to upgrade to carrier-grade Wi-Fi internet and voice services for its guests, enhance its internal network, and optimise systems stability.
Benefits for guests of the Courtyard Hotel, City Lodge Hotel, Town Lodge and Road Lodge will include increased internet speeds, greater reliability and lower telephony costs.
MTN and City Lodge are in the final stages of developing a rollout plan that will include piloting the services in the agreement.
It is expected that the entire programme will be fully operational in early 2015 and that new hotels under construction and on the radar will be included in the next year’s rollout plan.