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Where to Find Hotels With iPads

May 5, 2010 at 4:37 PM | by | Comments (17)

One million people may have splurged on an Apple iPad but if you're not keen on shelling out $500+ for the hottest new gadget, you can get your fix at these hotels.*

We'll be keeping tabs on hotels that offer iPads either for guest use in-room or in the public spaces or even via the concierge. Know of a hotel that is using an iPad? Let us know in comments below and we'll add it to the list.

· 1. Hilton San Diego Bayfront: A table-mounted iPad in the hotel's Odysea Lounge that allows you to order food, see photos of the bar's most popular drinks, request a waiter and, of course, surf the Web.
· 2. Hotel Indigo San Diego: The hotel is using its three iPads—two at the front desk and one at the bar—as sort of virtual concierges.
· 3. The Berkeley Hotel in London: Guests who can afford the suite accommodations in the Conservatory, Berkeley or Chelsea suites will have an iPad to use.
· 4. The Intercontinental Hotels in New York, Atlanta, London and Hong Kong: Concierges at these hotels will be using the iPad to dispense destination advice to guests and more.
· 5. Anantara Phuket: Guests can now borrow the iPad directly from the resort and use it to read the paper, book a massage at the Anantara Spa and even schedule a dive excursion to Similan islands.
· 6. The Lenox: This Boston hotel has equipped its concierge with an iPad to better help guests.
· 7. The Westin New York at Times Square: Guests who book the new Atrium rooms will have use of an iPad in the Atrium Club Lounge.
· 8. The Iron Horse Hotel: This Milwaukee hotel is using an iPad so that guests can customize their stay through the Manager of Desires (similar to a concierge.) Guests can also update their YourDesires profile and add themselves to the hotel's restaurant and bars' VIP lists.

More hotels using iPads are listed after the jump so keep reading!


· 9. The Grand Hyatt at DFW: The concierge at this airport hotel (located in Terminal D) is assisting guests via an iPad to make spa appointments, help with dinner reservations, give directions and of course, airline check-ins.
· 10. Four Seasons Scottsdale: Guests can use an iPad poolside when renting one of the hotel's two luxury cabanas. Cabana rentals range from $175 to $250 per day.
· 11. Four Seasons Washington, D.C.: iPads are on loan for guests and area also used by sales teams during "experience tours" to show set-up of past events at the hotel.
· 12. Ritz-Carlton Chicago, a Four Seasons Hotel: The hotel's new deca restaurant and bar has two complimentary iPads on hand to loan guests for magazine and newspaper reading. Word is they will also start loading menu items on their so guests can view a particular menu item if they have questions about it.
· 13. The Plaza New York: Guests can now select an iPad from the morning's newspapers in the Palm Court. For photographic proof, check out this Twitter pic.
· 14. The Pavilion Hotel, Catalina Island: The hotel has just reopened and will have eight iPads on loan for guests. Six are available from the concierge for free. The other two can be found inside the pricier suite digs.
· 15. Shutters on the Beach: At this beachfront hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. guests staying in any of the Premier suites will be presented with their very own iPad, available for use throughout their stay at no cost or rental fee.
· 16. Lighthouse Bay Resort: This 9-room hotel on an isolated stretch of land off of the small island of Barbuda, has iPads and laptops in every room so guests can stay connected while enjoying paradise (if they choose.)
· 17. Sofitel Hotels in Europe: Sofitels in Paris, London, Munich and Brussels offer iPads to guests at check-in that come loaded with "Le Kiosk" app, giving guests access to six newspapers and magazines from six different countries for a total of 36 news sources.
· 18. Royalton Hotel: This Manhattan is expecting to place iPads in all the guestrooms by Fashion Week in September 2010.
· 19. Soho Grand: iPads are now available in the hotel's new suites on the 16th floor.
· 20. GEM Hotels in New York: Guests can find out what's going on in the nabe by surfing the iPads in the hotel lobbies.
· 21. Pavillon des Lettres: This new hotel is expected to open in September with an added bonus--iPads in the guestrooms.
· 22. Waikiki Edition: This new hotel from Ian Schrager and Marriott has loaner iPads for guests. Plus there's free WiFi throughout the hotel as well.

Did we miss a hotel using an iPad for its guests and guests services? Put the hotel's name in comments below!

*Personally, we're waiting for the iPad to get a camera, which we fully expect Steve Jobs to announce just in time for Christmas.

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The Lenox Hotel!

The Lenox Hotel in Boston,MA has one iPad at concierge to use! Best invention ever!

Thanks!

Just added it to our list. Keep them iPad hotel sightings coming!

iPads at The Iron Horse Hotel

Guests and locals sign up on our iPads for our VIP List as well as  with our Manager of Desires, customizing their next stay with us. People LOVE it!

IPads

Ipads now at Vila Vita Parc, Algarve, Portugal!

Grand Hyatt DFW - Concierge using iPad

Grand Hyatt DFW - Located in Terminal D of the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport

Our concierge is able to roam the property assisting guests with directions, dining, spa appointments, airline check-ins, etc.


Play Time?

So what do we get to do with it?  Is it just in the lobby, or in the room, or do we check it out and play with it for a day?

Chad
http://laxairporthotelsguide.com


La Bandita, Tuscany

We must be the only hotel (for now anyway) in the tuscan countryside with an Ipad for guests to use. Wish I had kept it for myself, but guests love to use it:
www.la-bandita.com

Complimentary iPads at Ale House Inn

Ale House Inn in Portsmouth, NH offers complimentary iPads in all it's Deluxe Rooms.  This is the world's first hotel to offer them complimentary.  Rooms start at just $139 USD/night.  For more info, go to:  www.alehouseinn.com

Free iPad Bar at Parkside Victoria

Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa in Victoria, British Columbia, recently unveiled a complimentary iPad Bar in its Discovery Centre, located in its atrium lobby. The iPad Bar features four iPads available free for visitors.

www.parksidevictoria.com

http://www.parksidevictoria.com/blog/2010/10/check-out-whats-coming-to-parkside.html        


Beacon South Beach Hotel to incorporate the iPad

Our Hotel I believe is the first on South Beach to offer the use of the iPad through our hotel concierge. Check out our website and our blog for more details.

Add us to the list!!!

www.beaconsouthbeach.com


NINE ZERO HOTEL

Nine Zero Hotel, Boston has an Ipad too!!

Online Tv Chennels

congratulation for your believe about your hotel, I believe is the first on South Beach to offer the use of the iPad through our hotel concierge. best of luck.

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Where to Find Hotels With iPads

Hello juliana,
Absolutely right,One million people may have splurged on an Apple iPad but if you're not keen on shelling out $500+ for the hottest new gadget, you can get your fix at these hotels.*

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LUXURY LODGES SUFFOLK UK Fynn Valley Holidays

Each of their luxury lodges has an iPad for guests use during their stay. These iPads control music levels from room to room as well as lighting levels from the comfort of your sofa. Although self catering, guests can also order freshly prepared food from it as well as access information about places to visit and weather reports. It can even be taken on days out and will suggest places of interest and give weather repoprts! I think the first and only self-catering place to offer this???

LUXURY LODGES SUFFOLK UK Fynn Valley Holidays

Each of their luxury lodges has an iPad for guests use during their stay. These iPads control music levels from room to room as well as lighting levels from the comfort of your sofa. Although self catering, guests can also order freshly prepared food from it as well as access information about places to visit and weather reports. It can even be taken on days out and will suggest places of interest and give weather repoprts! I think the first and only self-catering place to offer this???

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