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Hong Kong hotel to provide guests with portable Wi-Fi hotspot

A hotel in Hong Kong is hoping to save its guests from having to seek out Wi-Fi by providing travellers with a portable hotspot that works throughout the city.

The Wi-Fi buddy provided by a Hong Kong hotel gives travellers a Wi-Fi hotspot wherever they go.
The Wi-Fi buddy provided by a Hong Kong hotel gives travellers a Wi-Fi hotspot wherever they go. Image by Mira Hong Kong

The Mira Hong Kong has equipped all rooms with a free portable Wi-Fi device, so users can have unlimited high-speed Internet while they travel. The hotel previously provided smartphones for guests to use, but notes that the new Wi-Fi devices will instead let guest use their own phones set up with their contacts, preferred apps and more.

“Guests staying in our hotels no longer need to go through the learning curve of getting familiar with a third-party smartphone provided by the hotel, which was the case till now. Or, search for designated hotspots in Hong Kong where they can enjoy free connectivity,” said Kenneth Sorensen, head of hotels for the Miramar Group in a news release.

He notes that the device weighs “close to nothing” and the signal can be shared with up to ten personal devices.

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