Hotels Hand Out GPS Devices

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September 6, 2005 at 8:43 AM | by | ()

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.

Related Stories:
·   Rosewood Hotels to Offer Guests G.P.S. Guidance [NY Times]
·   Carlyle Hotel Reviews [TripAdvisor]

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