Hotels Hand Out GPS Devices
The Rosewood hotel group is handing out GPS devices instead of paper maps at three of their hotels.
Concierge desks will provide hand-held Global Positioning System devices at three Rosewood properties: the The Carlyle in New York City, and the The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Hotel Crescent Court, both in Dallas.
Travelers can request a route for walking or driving using their finger and/or a stylus. An integrated speaker will give voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions.
The device is a iQue M3, which is manufactured by Garmin International.
A iQue M3 spokesperson tried to ease travelling luddites by saying:
If you can work an A.T.M. machine or an electronic gas pump, you're going to be able to figure out how to use this unit.