Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Tech geek friendly hotels

As high-tech gadgetry becomes more mainstream (easier to use & more affordable for the masses), hotels have begun to offer features that cater to these items that many just can't live without.

Here are some hotels that are going above and beyond when it comes to these amenities.

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
San Diego, CA
All rooms provide 32-inch LCD flat-screen televisions and iHome stereo alarm clocks with iPod docking stations. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, in-room internet access is available for a fee.

The Ritz-Carlton in Denver standard room amenities include CD players, DVD players, clock radios with iPod docking stations and high-speed Internet access.

Visiting Orlando? Check out the Radisson Lake Buena Vista. Rooms feature 37-inch flat-panel TVs & alarm clocks with iPod docking stations. Internet access is complimentary.

Need a bigger television? Hotel Nikko San Francisco has some rooms with 42-inch TVs! CD players and iPod docking stations are available too, but internet access is not free.

The MGM Grand Detroit also offers rooms with 42-inch wall-mounted plasma TVs.

Need more stations? Raffles Dubai features rooms with satellite TV & free wireless internet.

Closer to home, the Stoneleigh in Dallas features a fitness center houses four resistance machines and six television-mounted, iPod-compatible cardiovascular machines.

This trend will only continue, so look for more chains to require their hotels have more & more in-room gadgets.

See you next time!

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