What’s the most important thing for you when choosing a hotel? I really cannot pinpoint a single feature but most of the time, I would mention at least one of these three things: a bathtub, WiFi in the room, or a pool. If you found yourself nodding vigorously while reading the second item in that very short list, you’d love the list that AskMen.com came up with: Travel Picks: Top 10 tech hotels.
Let me pick out the two that interested me the most:
Hotel Sax, Chicago
There’s the free Wi-Fi, massive wide-screen TVs, and the 6th floor Studio Lounge, free for all guests, where you can relax on big sofas or play Rock Band, Wii games and Guitar Hero. Guests each receive a laptop and Zune MP3 player for use during their stay. The hotel also has tech studios and tech suites.
I don’t have to explain, do I? They got me at Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and BIG sofas. Oh, and the laptop for the duration of my stay? Bliss.
Hotel 1000, Seattle
Besides innovative plumbing like water pouring from the ceiling to fill the bath, Hotel 1000 also boasts a “silent electronic doorbell” system — housekeeping staff push a button at your door which sets off an infrared scanner inside your room. If it detects any movement, an electronic “do not disturb” sign appears and the housekeeper knows to come back later.
Remember my number one item: bathtub? Well, this is one bath that I would like to spend hours and hours in!
For the rest of the list, go to the article at Reuters.