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Myth-busters: Hotel Wi-Fi Edition Part II

In Part I of our Myth-busters Blog Series, we debunked the myth that Wi-Fi is all about bandwidth and speed. In Part II we’ll cover 2 more hotel Wi-Fi myths.

Myth-busters: Hotel Wi-Fi Edition Part I

By now we’re all well-aware that Wi-Fi is is a must-have...However, there are opposing forces at work making it increasingly difficult for hotels to deliver a high-performance guest Internet experience. Guests use an average of 2GB of data per month on their  2.9 devices (Skift). The average cost of a network  installation is $300,000 and $5,000 per month for 500MB of data at a 500-room hotel (

Eleven's Most Loved Content of 2015

It was an exciting year for hospitality technology. Free Wi-Fi is more in demand than ever, robot butlers continue to make headlines, and mobile room keys are catching on. In an effort to curate the most relevant and interesting stuff, we rolled out 180 Tweets, 130 Facebook posts, 127 LinkedIn updates, 18 blog posts, 12 videos, 8 webinars, 6 infographics, and 2 in-depth white papers....

How Often Should You Upgrade Your Wi-Fi Network?

It comes as no surprise that today’s traveler gobbles up hotel bandwidth and comes back for seconds. With an increasing number of connected devices coming along on both business and leisure trips, it is difficult to keep up with the demand. Hundreds of guests carry an average of 3 devices and they all clamor to get connected in the lobby, guestrooms, and business center. With expectations for...

Bed, Bath, Breakfast & Bandwidth [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Hotel Wi-Fi Story [INFOGRAPHIC]


6 Insights from HTNG 2015 North American Forum

We had the pleasure of hosting the HTNG 2015 North American Forum Meeting in our hometown of Portland, Oregon last week. A record-breaking crowd of HTNG members gathered at Sentinel, a Provenance hotel in the heart of the city, to learn from and teach each other about the future of our industry. After events like these, our office buzzes with new life and fresh ideas and it’s customary for us...

5 Reasons You Can't Miss the HTNG Fall Forum in Portland

The HTNG North American Fall Forum in Portland is quickly approaching and Eleven is so honored to be hosting! Here are the top 5 things you can get excited for:

Internet & Power: Are You Meeting Basic Guest Needs?

Before you move forward with a lobby redesign or that landscaping project, make sure that your guests' most basic needs are being met. Frequent Business Traveler recently conducted the 2015 Hotel Pet Peeves Survey. Talking to nearly 2000 travelers around the world, expensive or slow Internet and lack of accessible electrical outlets were among their top pet peeves.

Maybe They Don’t Want to BYOD

Finally, a bar you will want your employees to work in! Kimpton’s Eventi Hotel has implemented the “Business Bar” at their Chelsea, New York location. In exchange for drinks or Apple Genius’, this bar supplies guests with a number of gadgets for them to borrow during their stay. The best part? There’s no “open-gadget law” to speak of. You can wander all over the hotel with your borrowed...

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