IHG Hotels & Resorts has launched IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect, a feature in the IHG One Rewards mobile app that will automatically connect members of the loyalty program to WiFi on arrival at more than 5,000 properties worldwide – no separate passwords or logins needed.

IHG Wi-Fi Auto Connect is enabled, according to the announcement, by the newly redesigned IHG app and IHG’s proprietary internet solution, IHG One Rewards Wi-Fi. Globally, according to the announcement, the company logs more than 5.3 million monthly WiFi logins. With this new solution, guests who opt-in via their mobile devices will join the internet upon entering a hotel without having to worry about separate login codes or passwords. A one-time set-up is required via the app where the member user can enable auto connection via settings. The functionality empowers guests visiting a hotel for a meeting, overnight stay or dining at a restaurant in a hotel.

Brian McGuinness, senior vice president, global guest experience, said the company knows that guests expect seamless instant connectivity and convenience, especially when it comes to WiFi. He said the solution “will deliver IHG One Reward members with even better connectivity and a seamless experience across 5,000+ hotels around the world.”

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In addition to the improved WiFi experience, according to the announcement, the app has new enhancements designed for speed and convenience, including a new lock screen widget feature on iOS. Widgets allow guests to see their points balance and upcoming stays from the lock screen of their device, and to quickly launch the app. The app has also recently launched booking features allowing guests to select room enhancements during booking, including rooms with specific views or more space.