Comcast Business was recently selected as a Qualified Vendor by Choice Hotels International. The agreement grants any of the more than 5,000 Choice Hotels franchise properties to utilize Comcast Business and its data, video and voice services nationwide that are in Comcast serviceable areas.
The Choice Hotels franchise properties include Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Comfort Suites, Clarion, Comfort Inn, Quality Inn, MainStay Suites, Ascend Hotels, Cambria Hotels and Suites, Rodeway Inn and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel.
According to Alex Sewell, executive director of Emerging Markets at Comcast Business, this will allow Choice Hotels to experience consistency and reliability in Comcast Business high-speed Internet access.
To qualify as a vendor, Comcast Business met the standards of a vetting process by the Choice Hotels Procurement team. Hundreds of potential vendors are evaluated and must meet standards such as competitive pricing, financial stability, national or regional serviceability, a history of successful business operation, ability to service orders for its 5,000 franchisees, solid experience in the hospitality industry, and forward-thinking standards and systems that allow room for continuous improvement.
Last year, Comcast Business launched its Hospitality product suite for the hotel industry to provide secure Internet, Ethernet, TV and Voice services that are designed to improve guest experience, reduce costs, and streamline back-office demands. The suite is also intended to be scalable to provide hotels the opportunity to adjust services in correlation to peak seasonal periods.
For more on Comcast Business Hospitality, visit www.business.comcast.com/ethernet/industry-solutions/hospitality.