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Hotel Concierges Going Mobile

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A hotel concierge can be one of your best resources to finding out where to go and what to do in a city, but these days, some hotels are going high-tech with their information services.

At the Hotel Sax in Chicago, guests with Windows Smartphones can stay in contact with the concierge and send instant messages from their room.

The hotel concierge can even send discount coupons directly to you while you explore the city.

At New York’s high-tech Pod Hotel, the hotel’s online concierge sends a daily “Survival Guide” with travel tips and information on free events and activities in the city.

The hotel’s online community lets you chat with other guests to stay informed.

And, Boston’s Hotel Commonwealth has installed a virtual concierge in all of the guest rooms—this large-screen phone system allows you to see the local weather, track flights, and get information on local restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

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