Among the high-tech amenities that many pricey hotels have been adding in the last two years is the in-room iPad.
In many hotels, the tablet is loaded with software that lets guests tap the screen to order room service, call for a taxi or request a bill to check out. The Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles and the Four Seasons Los Angeles in Beverly Hills both offer in-room iPads.
A new study by the company that makes the software for iPads at 53 hotels across the country found that 82% of guests who had access to the tablets used them an average 11 times per stay.
Of the hotel guests who used the hotel iPads, 41% ordered in-room food, 21% requested a wake-up call and 7% called for a housekeeper, according to the study by Orlando-based Intelity.