THE HEATHMAN HOTEL IN KIRKLAND ADDS AMENITIES TO EVOLVE WITH THE NEEDS OF ITS BUSINESS TRAVELERS

STATE-OF-THE-ART TOUCH SCREEN KIOSK HELPS GUESTS WITH PLANNING NEEDS WHILE WIMAX MODEMS EQUIP THEM WITH OFFSITE INTERNET ACCESS

Exceeding the demands of time-pressed business travelers, The Heathman Hotel in Kirkland has installed a state-of-the-art guest kiosk in its lobby and implemented WiMax high speed modems for guests’ offsite use.

HeathmanTouchScreenOutfitted with a Sony L All-In-One Touchscreen PC, an ultra-fast online connection, and a color laser printer, the lobby kiosk quickly enables guests to access the Web, make dinner reservations, view maps, send email, and print documents. The kiosk’s computer history is cleared daily for guest privacy; use is complimentary for all registered guests.

Another technological marvel for guests is the new Clearwire USB WiMax modem, offering broadband to go for business travelers. A limited number of the modems may be rented for $25/day, with unlimited data usage. Guests avoid limited WiFi hotspots while on the go and can conduct uninterrupted business with a constant, high speed connection. VIP and return guests enjoy free use of the modems on weekends, based on availability.

“We have received tremendously positive guest responses from our tech-savvy guests who find the stand-up touch screen very user-friendly, fast and convenient for printing out boarding passes, driving directions, and PowerPoint presentations,” Heathman Hotel General Manager Les Utley said. “The new wireless broadband rental gives on-the-go guests the same quality wireless experience as being on premise at the hotel, using our complimentary WiFi.”

Two such Clearwire USB WiMax modems are also on board The Heathman Hotel's 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, which allows guests to seamlessly conduct online business while being driven to and from their destinations by hotel drivers.