first_imgNew York City’s ritzy Plaza Hotel is upping the ante of luxury (read: not having to leave your bed, ever) with the addition of Apple iPads to every room. The gadgets come loaded with Intelity’s ICE (Interactive Customer Experience), which will let guests order room service, talk to the concierge, schedule wakeup calls, make reservations at restaurants, get info on New York destinations, and check airline information. The iPad can also be used to control the room’s lights and temperature. The Plaza insists that the device isn’t going to replace actual hotel workers, however. “They are not meant to replace our concierge service and the personal touch we are known for,” Plaza general manager Shane Krige told the blog Luxist. “It is to provide more choice. At a five star hotel you should have choices—if you want to use the iPad, you can do so. If you want a butler service, that is available, too. If you want to be left alone, that is a choice, as well. By putting the iPads in the guest rooms, we are bringing a new technology to everyone’s fingertips.”AdChoices广告The hotel claims to be the first to offer these services through the iPad. The Plaza first adopted the device for its Palm Court Hotel, back in June.The Plaza is located at Central Park South and 5th Ave in Manhattan, conveniently across from Apple’s flagship store.last_img read more