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The ACME Hotel Will Begin Offering Guests Google Glass on March 10th

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  Site Where: 15 East Ohio Street [map], Chicago, IL, United States, 60611
March 7, 2014 at 9:23 AM | by | ()

Billed as a "lifestyle boutique hotel alternative," the ACME Hotel in River North has a hip, young—dare we say "alternative"—way of doing things.

First, there are blueberry-lavender "doughssants" in its coffee shop and a bar made out of leather belts in its lobby. Then, there's the technology. If you thought the Smart TVs and loads of iPod docking stations were cool, wait till you hear what the hotel is doling out now as a guest amenity: Google Glass.

That's right. The ACME is now the first hotel in the country to offer the geeky-chic accessories to guests, for free. Starting on March 10, guests can pick up the glasses at the front desk and take a spin around the city in them, using the technology to get directions, learn more about neighborhoods, and snap photos and videos. The rentals are for one to three hours, depending on demand, and the hotel's asking guests to book the glasses in advance.

Want to see what it's like to explore a city like a true cyber freak? (And eat trendy pastries while you're at it?) Rates for the hotel average at $109 to $160 a night.

[Photos: Wikipedia and ACME Hotel Chicago]

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