Guests Have Unlimited Complimentary Access to Environmentally-Friendly Digital Versions of Newspapers and Magazines
VANCOUVER CANADA 26 March 2014 – Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts the Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group partners with PressReader a digital newspaper and magazine service to offer its guests an eco-friendly way to get their daily news fix using their personal smartphone tablet or eReader device.
Guests and restaurant patrons of Shangri-La and Kerry Hotels and Resorts can now get unlimited complimentary access to more than 2 500 local regional and international publications from 100 countries in 60 languages with PressReader.
“We know how important it is for our guests to stay connected which is why Shangri-La was the first international luxury hotel group to offer complimentary Internet access and the first to extend free Wi-Fi to hotel cars ” said Greg Dogan Shangri-La’s president and CEO. “With the introduction of PressReader not only will we offer more value to our guests but we will do so in a way that is environmentally-friendly and contributes to sustainable operations.”
To access the service guests connect to the hotel Wi-Fi and go to PressReader.com or download the free PressReader app for Apple Android BlackBerry or Windows. Guests can then choose the desired country language and publication from PressReader. The service will be available in all Wi-Fi accessible areas in Shangri-La and Kerry hotels and resorts as well as in Wi-Fi enabled hotel cars. In addition to PressReader’s digital service Shangri-La will also offer print editions of select newspapers upon request.
“PressReader offers hotel guests convenient access to a portable newsstand where they can download full editions of their favorite international newspapers or magazines to their own device ” said Igor Smirnoff chief commercial officer for PressReader. “Guests can wake up and read their hometown paper in their native language from the comfort of their room even before the issue hits their doorstep at home. We’re proud to offer an eco-friendly newspaper and magazine service to meet the global needs of Shangri-La guests with the amount and selection of content we provide.”
PressReader is an all-you-can-read digital newsstand that connects people through news. More than 30 million people use PressReader to read share and talk about news. Full issues of 2 500+ global newspapers and magazines can be read online in print or downloaded via the app. Complimentary access is offered at many libraries hotels corporate offices airport lounges and other businesses as well as on airlines and cruise lines worldwide. PressReader partners with more than 3 500 publishers in over 100 countries helping them monetize their content and grow their global reach and readership across multiple channels and platforms. For more information visit pressreader.com or about.pressreader.com and follow us on Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google+ and Pinterest.
About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts one of the world’s premier hotel companies currently owns and/or manages more than 80 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 34 000. Over four decades the group has established its brand hallmark of ‘hospitality from the heart.’ The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China India Mongolia Myanmar Philippines Qatar Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. For more information and reservations please contact a travel professional or access the website at www.shangri-la.com.