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Meritus Hotels & Resorts Offers Guests Free Wi-Fi Access Across All Properties

SINGAPORE, June 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to the need of today's traveller to stay connected at all times, award-winning Asian hospitality group Meritus Hotels & Resorts announced the roll-out of free Wi-Fi service across the Group's properties in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China.

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Guests can expect to enjoy straightforward access to the complimentary amenity throughout their stay, not only from the guestrooms but from anywhere within the hotels' premises.

The service allows every guest sufficient bandwidth to exchange data across virtual private networks and social media channels, as well as download and upload reasonably-sized files, including rich media formats. For heavy bandwidth users looking to stream high-definition videos or download movies, a premium bandwidth package is available at competitive rates.

Guests carrying multiple devices can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access for up to three devices.

"Free and efficient Wi-Fi connectivity has become an increasingly important benchmark for hotel end users," said Maria Taylor, Meritus Hotels & Resorts Regional Vice President, Revenue. "By offering this value-add and adopting it as a brand standard, we ensure that we are meeting the ever evolving needs of our guests and remaining at the forefront of a highly competitive industry."

Meritus Hotels & Resorts have been making headways in hospitality through product and service innovations aimed at enhancing the overall experience of guests. In 2012, its flagship Mandarin Orchard Singapore became the first hotel in Singapore to offer a "second screen" mobile device solution for an advanced in-room technology that connects guests to a host of conveniences and services at the touch of a button, from anywhere within the hotel.

The Group was also recently named Most Admired Enterprise in the Innovation category at the ASEAN Business Awards held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in conjunction with the ASEAN Leaders Summit.

For more information on Meritus Hotels & Resorts, visit www.meritushotels.com.

About Meritus Hotels & Resorts

Meritus Hotels & Resorts is part of the hospitality division of Overseas Union Enterprise Limited (SGX-ST: "OUE"), a diversified real estate owner, developer, and operator with a complete portfolio of prime assets in key locations in Singapore and the United States, and hotels in Malaysia and the People's Republic of China.

Meritus Hotels & Resorts is long established as an icon of Asian hospitality in Singapore. The brand founded its roots from The Mandarin Singapore, now Mandarin Orchard Singapore - the first hotel of its scale and caliber to be built on Orchard Road in the late 1960s.

More than 40 years on, Meritus is an award-winning hospitality brand providing guests its signature Asian grace, warmth, and care through hotels and resorts strategically located in key cities and idyllic resort destinations in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. Its current portfolio includes the flagship Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Marina Mandarin Singapore, Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi, Meritus Mandarin Haikou, Meritus Shantou China, and Meritus Surabaya City Centre. The brand is also slated to launch a resort in Bali by end of 2013.

Combining comprehensive business and leisure facilities with warm intuitive service, Meritus strives to consistently deliver its trademark hospitality experience as it continues grow its geographical footprint, particularly in Southeast Asia and China. More recently, the Group was conferred the Heritage Brand Award at the Singapore Prestige Brand Awards 2012. It was also cited Global Winner - Luxury Hotel Chain at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012, and Most Admired Enterprise in the categories of Growth and Innovation at the 2012 ASEAN Business Awards.

Press Contact:

Janice Azupardo
Regional Vice President, Branding & Communications
Meritus Hotels & Resorts
DID: +65-6831-6385
Email: janice.azupardo@meritushotels.com

SOURCE Meritus Hotels & Resorts



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