Perk: Completely automated iPad mobile check-in
This elegant hotel in New York has 184 rooms and 42 suites, and, of course, free wired or wireless Internet access. When you arrive, you don’t have to check in at the desk. You can grab a coffee or catch up on your email while charging your devices at the plug-in stations in the lounge. The staff will note your arrival and ask if you are a guest. They can process your check-in using an iPad, including the credit card transaction and room preferences. Once inside your room, you’ll find a Geneva Sound System with iPod dock, a 54-inch LCD HDTV and a speakerphone.