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San Jose Marriott Boosts Internet Speeds With $500,000 Investment

Hotel near San Jose McEnery Convention Center installs wireless routers in all guest rooms, enhances TV experience with high-definition channels

May 29, 2014 --

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With guests now citing fast and reliable Internet service as one of the most important features at a hotel, the San Jose Marriott has installed wireless routers in all of its rooms and suites.

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To celebrate the upgrade, the San Jose Convention Center hotel is offering the Connect Faster Plug In Package which includes deluxe accommodations plus complimentary premium Internet access and free local calls.


The $500,000 Internet project at the hotel near San Jose McEnery Convention Center was completed in mid-May and increases guest room speeds to 2.5 MBPS for standard service and 10 MBPS for premium access. Cost is $7.95 or $11.95 per day, respectively. The San Jose hotel's previous setup had one router per floor to service all guest rooms.

The state-of-the-art wireless routers can service up to six devices at one time and access bandwidth from new fiber optic cabling installed in each of its 506 rooms and suites.

This Internet backbone investment also allows the downtown San Jose hotel to offer a more residential in-room entertainment experience. All television channels except ESPN Classic and ESPN U will be broadcast in high definition. The San Jose hotel will feature popular entertainment apps including Pandora, Hulu, YouTube, HBOGo, Crackle and DishWorld as part of the premier Internet service beginning this summer.

The San Jose hotel recently has formed a tech advisory board comprising travel influencers from the Silicon Valley's most respected tech companies to discuss services that can be provided to improve the guest experience.

"We work closely with our guests to co-create the future of travel," said Laurie Munos, director of sales and marketing for the San Jose Marriott. "We want to eliminate the guess work so we can meet the evolving needs of travelers who need to stay connected and want to enjoy a work/play experience when on the road."

To book the limited-time Connect Faster deal, guests should use promotional code LPR when booking online or calling 1-800-228-9290. The offer is good through Dec. 31, 2014.

About the San Jose Marriott

The San Jose Marriott at 301 S. Market St. in San Jose, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley is directly connected to the San Jose McEnery Convention Center and just 5 miles from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC). San Francisco International (SFO) and Oakland International (OAK) airports are nearby. The hotel features 478 rooms and 28 suites on 26 floors, three concierge levels and 22 meeting rooms with 21,000 square feet of flexible event space. Michael Mina's nationally acclaimed Arcade steakhouse, Tanq Bar, a fitness center, outdoor pool and whirlpool are among amenities available. For information, visit www.marriott.com/SJCSJ or call 1-408-280-1300. Like the San Jose Marriott on Facebook and add it to a circle on Google Plus.

Media Contact: Karla Vogtman, San Jose Marriott, 1-949-471-8485, Karla.Vogtman@marriott.com

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