You won't find this at the Holiday Inn, but those able to afford a stay at the 5 star Plaza Hotel in New York will find an Apple iPad in each guest room. The device helps guests control much of the room's properties and allows for quick and easy communications between those staying at the famous hotel, and the staff. Instead of using an older touch panel, the guest now uses an iPad to change the temperature of the room, to contact the front desk, order room service, stay in touch with the concierge, arrange a wake-up call and the iPad can even help print boarding passes.
Shane Krige, the hotel's general manager, says that their previous system, "wasn’t sophisticated enough for what we wanted to do." He added that the Plaza, "chose
the iPad because it is a great piece of equipment that is here to stay
and won’t disappear tomorrow," unless the same people that take home the Hotel's robes also make off with the device.