The 36 establishments operating under the InterCityHotel brand in Germany and Austria are to offer a special service to their guests in the shape of a digital media library that provides a selection of national and international newspapers and periodicals in "e-paper" format.
Access to the library takes place via the hotel's own WLAN network. Publications will be downloadable in PDF format via a so-called media box and can be read and saved on a laptop, tablet or smart phone. Use of the media box does not require any prior installation or registration, meaning that hotel guests will have convenient access to the extensive portfolio of media titles 24 hours a day.
The selection available includes publications such as the FAZ, the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Zeit, Handelsblatt, the International Herald Tribune, USA Today, Le Figaro and the Financial Times. Guests will also be able to enjoy a wide range of periodicals and magazines, such as Chip, Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Wirtschaftswoche.
"E-papers represent the next stage in the expansion of our service provision following the FreeCityTicket, which enables guests to use local public transport free of charge, and free WLAN in our hotels", commented Joachim Marusczyk, Head of Strategy InterCityHotels. "This service is already being very well received at the Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts."
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