Touchscreen check-in, anyone? Aloft Hotels offer guests the ability to do most anything from these touchscreen kiosks.
Tech-laden hotels are the next big thing, but you have to be willing to put down a few pennies to stay in one, especially if your accomodation is the Ritz-Carlton or Four Season. Here are some of the best hotels in the U.S. with technology at the forefront for your stay:
&bull Epic Hotel: Each room has an LED sign on the door as well as the ability to illuminate a do not disturb or make up room sign with the push of a button. There's also an iPod dock as well as a PC in each room for guest use with printing ability to the front desk. While you're in the lobby you can utilize any of the touch screen computers for maps or to look up local treats.
&bull The Ritz-Carlton, Naples: Besides the usual flat screen tv, charging station and free WiFi, the Ritz has a high-tech lounge called Vue with 40-inch HDTVs for playing games on one of the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, or PlayStation 3 systems with the latest games available. There are also a handful of Mac workstations for browsing the Web and playing games.
&bull Aria Resort and Casino: Each Aria room has a fiber optic connection for 100Mbps Internet access. The RFID card senses when you are near your hotel room and can unlock the door. When you enter the room the lights turn on and the curtains open, when you're ready for bed, you press another button and the lights turn out, curtains close and the do not disturb sign is illuminated.
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Have you stayed at a hotel with notable hi-tech amenities?
via Digital Trends