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by Morton D. Rosenbaum | May 01, 2005
IllustrationAttention, Discman loyalists: The end is nigh. The increasingly prevalent iPod continues to show up everywhere, and forward-thinking hotels are taking note. In what’s slowly moving from a novelty to a trend, New York City’s Dream Hotel, Miami’s Hotel Victor, 20 properties in the W line, even the grande dames of KSL Resorts (such as La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif., the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa in Maui and the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa in Phoenix) all have added fully loaded iPods to their in-room amenity rosters. Some properties are outfitting rooms with iPod-ready Bose speakers as well. And don’t expect ye olde top 40; these mostly ambient tunes are as hip as their hardware.