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Katie Couric in a Charles Hotel Bathroom

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June 1, 2006 at 11:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

Salacious sounding isn't it?  Yesterday HotelChatter took a bit of a field trip to the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square to check out the newest in hotel bathroom excess--in-mirror televisions.  Yup, the Charles installed Séura televisions in all of the bathrooms. Séura has developed a system that combines an LCD television with a specially-designed mirror in which the screen appears in the mirror when turned on and vanishes when turned off.

So as we chatted with Charles staffers about the benefits and shock value of this technology we were able to watch Katie Couric say her final Today show good-bye.

These in-mirror flat screen televisions are now in all 294 guest rooms. This technology is part of a bigger room redux at the Charles, which when it is completed in August, will include remodeled bathrooms, flat screen televisions (both in mirror and outside mirror), local artwork, and cool wall clocks from the Institute for Contemporary Art.

We have first look preview photos of the renovated rooms in the HotelChatter photo pool.

Our big question:  Does the in-mirror television fog up when you take a long hot shower?

Related Stories:
· HotelChatter Photo Pool [Flickr]
· The Charles Hotel reviews [TripAdvisor]

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