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VIDEO: iPads Come Standard at NY Plaza Hotel

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As if we needed another reason to envy the rich and despise the tourists.

Now standard in every room of New York City's swanky Plaza Hotel is Steve Jobs' pride and joy, the iPad. Surpassing the bolted-remote for the cathode TV as the most indispensable hotel room accessory, the iPad controls a multitude of services for Plaza Hotel guests with a custom app.

Luxist provides the details:
"The Plaza's iPads feature a multimedia video welcome and provide guests easy, touch screen access to control their entire hotel experience. At the touch of a screen, guests are able to order room service, make restaurant reservations, communicate directly with the concierge, request wake-up calls, explore NYC destination guides, and even check airline schedules and print boarding passes (which are promptly delivered to their room). Guests can even use the iPad to control the lights in their room as well as the heat and air conditioning systems."
Sounds like the epitome of decadence.

Here's video of the app in action:

Intelity's ICE Touch Premiers at The Plaza Hotel from Intelity on Vimeo.

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