You’ve come to know TMO as the place where you can find hotel deals for both Macworld Expo and WWDC. This year we’re here again for you, but the deal is a little different.
This time we’re experimenting with a new place, and we’d like to invite you to join us in the experiment. Our quest, of course, is for high-quality, high-speed Internet access in a hotel. Yes, we know we’d probably have an easier time finding unicorns in our backyards, but we might just have found it at the InterContinental San Francisco. After planting a few spies here during Macworld Expo and other conferences, initial reports were that the high-speed was, well, high-speed. Yep, that’s right — the people who stayed here found they weren’t limping along like they were sharing a 56k modem connection with a tribe of YouTube-obsessed 14-year-olds. Instead, the connection was fast, easy, and it worked.
We contacted the hotel management and discussed this with them. The answer is that they’ve spent quite a bit of money on their guestroom Internet infrastructure. Whereas most hotels plug in a Linksys router and hope for the best, the InterContinental SF actually hired a network design team to come in and help to segment the bandwidth so that when you DO happen to have a YouTube-obsessed 14-year-old in the room next door, his downloads won’t negatively impact your ability to check your email and browse the web.
We aren’t able to off you a discount on the room price itself this time around because of some pre-existing limitations, but go ahead and book through WWDC for your $199/night rate, and then let us know and we’ll pass your details along to the hotel to get your Internet access comp’ed.
Then, once you return, come back and leave a comment telling us how it went. Assuming it goes well, we’ll work to get you a real discount for the next time around!