Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is scrapping newspapers and switching to digital.

The group gives out about 2 million papers a year currently but from tomorrow a partnership with PressReader will give all guests access to more than 2,000 local, regional and international publications from 100 countries in 60 languages.

President Greg Dogan said: “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.

“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.”

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 app for Apple, Android, BlackBerry and Windows.

Guests can then choose the desired country, language and publication although if they want a print version they will be available on request.

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