In the world of Facebook, Twitter, and breaking news updates, you can’t disconnect from the grid just for a whole vacation.Thankfully, hotels around the world realise that. They also realise just how important technology for everything from scheduling appointments to monitoring room temperature, and they’ve planned accordingly.
Our friends at Oyster.com helped us round up the U.S. hotels with the best gadgets, from iPad check-ins to Apple TVs.
Rooms starting at $220
The hotel offers radio frequency keys with sensors that turn on lights and greet guests. The hotel also allows guests to check in at the front desk, via phone, or via the TV screen in guests' rooms.
In addition, guests can control everything in the room through a touchscreen panel near the bed.
The 4,004-room hotel sits in the Vegas' popular City centre and is home to 16 restaurants, seven bars, and a massive casino.
Rooms starting at $370
The hotel's charging centre has jacks for nearly every kind of cell phone, as well as power strips with AV jacks so you can hook computers up to the TV.
The tech-savvy hotel also has 37-inch flat-screen TVs with HBO in HD, as well as DVD players and Sonora iPod docks.
Rooms starting at $380
The Eliot Hotel's rooms come equipped with a touch-screen for guests to use to order room service, extra amenities, or basically anything else they might require. You can even use ICE, the touch-screen system, to schedule your nightly turn down for a precise time.
The spacious suites in this Parisian-style boutique hotel are home to updated electronics, such as iHomes and flat-screen TVs.
Rooms starting at $410
Rooms at The Jefferson have flat-screen TVs embedded in the bathroom mirror and smartchip room-service carts. When guests put the room-service carts in the hallway, the cart's microchip lets housekeeping know to come collect it.
And this isn't tech-y but it is cool: a dumbwaiter in the Cellar Room, the hotel's private dining room, will carry wine from the hotel's collection in the basement right up to the table.
Rooms starting at $430
The Ritz's plush bathrooms also include a powerful audio feed from the TV into the bathroom. The Harbor View rooms also come equipped with a telescope so you can always keep an eye on Lady Liberty.
The hotel employs a slew of butlers, including a Bath Butler who will draw you a bath and a Technology Butler to assist with all of your meeting needs.
Rooms starting at $430
All rooms at the Setai Fifth Avenue include iPod docks and TVs in the bathroom mirrors, as well as a separate 52-inch flat-screen TV.
The hotel is known for its renowned customer service. Personal concierges contact guests before they even arrive at the hotel to see if they need help with dinner reservations or other tasks.
Rooms starting at $440
Much like The Eliot Hotel, rooms at Hotel Beaux Arts Miami come equipped with iPads with digital concierge services.
Rooms also boast rotating flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, bathrooms with TVs in the mirror, and illy Espresso machines.
Rooms starting at $530
The hotel loans out Kindles -- complete with waterproof sleeves and 40 pre-loaded books -- to guests.
Maui's Four Seasons is in the running to be Hawaii's best hotel due to its luxurious rooms and drool-worthy amenities, including balconies, two staff members for every guest, in-room Jacuzzi's, on-site beauty salon, and on-site game room.
Rooms starting at $670
Geejam isn't in the U.S. but it's so tech-savvy (and not too far away) that we decided to include it on our list.
The small hotel, it has only five private cottages, is the perfect spot for Apple fanboys. The rooms come standard with 42-inch flat-screen AppleTVs, iPod docks, and free Wi-Fi.
As an added bonus, all rooms include a free mobile phone preprogrammed with the hotel's customer service numbers.
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