We can probably say that hotels have done a pretty good job of keeping up with technology. Tablets in rooms and lobbies are becoming more common but a few hotels go above and beyond with high tech devices. Here are 5 hotels that have taken technology to a new level.

Nine Zero Hotel, Boston

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The Cloud Suite at Nine Zero has a retinal-scan technology that lets you enter the room. If you felt like taking a private jet to start your stay, the hotel offers that too and it will only set you back $20,000 for two nights!

 

The Peninsula Hotel, Tokyo

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The Peninsula Hotel actually has an electronics service department if something goes awry. The rooms are equipped with internet radio, wireless phones with Skype and a nail polish drier.

 

Hotel 1000, Seattle

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One feature that sets Hotel 1000 apart from normal hotels is the “silent electronic doorbell”. Housekeeping pushes a button at your door which sets off an infrared scanner inside your room. If it detects any movement, an electronic “do not disturb” sign appears and a housekeeper knows to come back later. This hotel is also known for no wireless deadzones. And if you get the Studio 1000 room, you get a Microsoft Surface table.

 

Yotel, New York

Yotel has differentiated itself by developing a distinct way of storing luggage left luggage. They named it the Yobot. You enter a PIN number and your last name then the Yobot takes and stores your luggage in one of the many bins they have available. Yobot will print a receipt which you will need to get your belongings back.

 

Hotel Sax, Chicago

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Hotel Sax is the perfect place who can’t live without their video games. The 6th floor has a lounge with Rock Band and other Wii games. The Chairman’s Suite includes a 65″ HDTV and each guest gets a laptop and MP3 player to use during their stay.

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