The premise is straightforward — when you check in to a hotel, surrender your electronics and the hotel gives you a break on your bill. It might be just the motivation you need to pull your face away from a screen for a bit.
Anne Tergesen writes in the Wall Street Journal that in exchange for your smartphones, laptops, and any other electronic knickknacks, many hotels are offering price breaks and old-fashioned fun, like board games and books, in return.
Tergesen cites a study by American Express that says 79% of travellers expect to remain connected all or some of the time on their next vacation. That hardly sounds like a vacation.
If this is something you might be interested in, check with your next hotel to see if they offer something like this.