08/28/2012 07:06 am ET Updated Oct 28, 2012

12 Hotels Built With The Future In Mind (PHOTOS)

It seems that every week a new tablet device has launched or a new robot is being introduced to do the work of a person -- and hotels that know what's up have made sure to stock up on new technologies. While some spots have simply added Kindle rentals to their amenity checklist (not that we're complaining, Four Seasons Maui), others have gone above and beyond in terms of incorporating modern technologies into everyday hospitality.

Although vacation is traditionally a time to get away from the technology that all-too-frequently controls us, these hotels use modern tech as a tool to do away with work. There is an idea we can all get behind.

--Rachel Jacoby,

Hotel Technology