HCMC – The Caravelle Hotel in downtown HCMC has become the first customer of Mercedes-Benz in-car hotspot, which makes it possible for passengers to use the Internet and email wirelessly and rapidly while on the road.
Caravelle acquires Mercedes-Benz in-car Hotspot E-Class
By Quoc Hung - The Saigon Times Daily
(From left) Nguyen Van Duc, general director of Haxaco; Udo Loersch general director of Mercedes-Benz Vietnam; Martyn Davies, general director of Chains Caravelle Hotel Joint Venture Co. Ltd., and John Gardner, general manager of the Caravelle Hotel, shake hands for the long-term cooperation - Photo: Uyen Phuong HCMC – The Caravelle Hotel in downtown HCMC has become the first customer of Mercedes-Benz in-car hotspot, which makes it possible for passengers to use the Internet and email wirelessly and rapidly while on the road.
Haxaco, a dealer of Mercedes-Benz Vietnam (MBV), has handed over two Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedans to the five-star hotel. With these two top-of-the-line E-Class vehicles, the Caravelle Hotel now has the latest models of Mercedes-Benz to replace and increase its existing fleet.
John Gardner, general manager of the Caravelle Hotel, says in a statement that the two state-of-the-art sedans fit well with the hotel’s policy of bringing comfort to customers and protecting the environment.
“We are proud to further update our fleet with the latest model E-Class cars with environmental features consistent with our own environmental policies and inbuilt WiFi for complimentary Internet access for our guests,” he said. He also notes that his hotel has worked closely with Mercedes-Benz for the last several years as the supplier of vehicles.
The two E-Class sedans are the first updates for the Caravelle hotel, to be followed by another fleet expansion soon in 2011.
John Gardner, general manager of the Caravelle Hotel, enjoy the in-car hotspot The updating of the new Mercedes-Benz fleet is a continuation of long-term co-operation and trustworthiness of the Caravelle Hotel to Mercedes-Benz.
The automaker says it has continuously introduced new innovations to its cars, especially those supplied to top-rated hotels.
“Mercedes-Benz has strong cooperation with five-star hotels and resort chains all over the world. We not only provide top image via our innovative cars and brand, but also integrate innovative features to provide the best solutions for our partners. Like this time, we integrate the hotspot to satisfy the demand of the Caravelle’s needs to provide internet and email service for their customers in car,” said Udo Loersch, general director of Mercedes-Benz Vienam.
The Caravelle’s progressive approach to Wi-Fi means clients can now log in before they check in the room. Even in their transportation of guest, the Caravelle has made Internet service available. And now, with the hotspot from Mercedes, the internet and email in-car service is more and more improved which will bring more convenience and satisfaction to their customers.
Hotspot is a device to transfer data wirelessly that can be installed in car and is technically connected with the car’s roof aerial. All one needs is a WLAN terminal device such as a laptop or smart phone and a SIM card that allows data communication.
The system supports rapid and stable connection to the most familiar data network through the car’s roof aerial. This hotspot with SIM card will be installed in the car by Mercedes-Benz technicians. Then rear passengers can get in-car wireless Internet on the move on their laptop or mobile phone everywhere, at any time.
E-Class is the top luxury sedan, and is also currently the most luxurious business sedan made in Vietnam. Beside the top image with luxury eye-catching design, E-Class with top-of-the-line technology gives passengers top safety, superlative comfort and a peaceful feeling, just like sitting in a luxurious room of a five-star hotel.