Luxury hotels are offering eReaders as perks to their elite guests
the swaddled, rarefied world of hotel elite programs -- the robes, the private check-ins, the buttery bowls of complimentary popcorn -- the latest perk is a humble one. Stay in the lap of luxury . . . and read. This week, Fairmont Hotels announced that eReaders would be made available at certain hotels, but only to guests staying on the Gold Floors -- the "exclusive oases" that have Gold reception desks manned by Gold staff members who dedicate themselves to Gold guests, who are elite. The eReaders will be stocked with a variety of Random House titles; the concierges will be briefed on the content, allowing them to make recommendations to the discerning customer.