Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts goes green; will replace 2 million print newspapers with digital newsstand

Over the last decade hospitality industry have ceded much of their environmentally friendly ground as part of their daily sustainable operations, corporate social responsibility as well as for increased brand value. But most of all because it’s the right thing to do! In wake of the Earth month, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will replace approximately two million complimentary print newspapers distributed annually to guests with eco-friendly digital versions for reducing the environmental footprint. The Hong Kong-based luxury hotel group has partnered with PressReader, a digital newspaper and magazine service, to make connecting to Shangri-La and Kerry hotels and resorts’ free Wi-Fi even more edifying. Guests and restaurant patrons will have unlimited, complimentary access to more than 2,000 local, regional and international publications from 100 countries in 60 languages.

“We know how important it is for our guests to stay connected, which is why Shangri-La was the first international luxury hotel group to offer complimentary Internet access and the first to extend free Wi-Fi to hotel cars,” said Greg Dogan, Shangri-La’s president and CEO. “With the introduction of PressReader, not only will we offer more value to our guests, but we will do so in a way that is environmentally-friendly and contributes to sustainable operations.”

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To use the service, guests connect to the hotel Wi-Fi using their laptops, tablets or smartphones and go to PressReader.com or download the free PressReader app for Apple, Android, BlackBerry and Windows. In addition to PressReader, Shangri-La will offer print editions of select newspapers upon request.

[Shangri-La]