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Travel Picks: Top 10 tech hotels

01-25-2010 08:27 BJT

NEW YORK - The days when high-tech rooms for hotels meant adding a kettle and alarm clock are long gone, with hotels realizing guests want far more wizardry in their rooms.

Men's website ( has come up with a list of the top 10 high-tech hotels.

1. Helix Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Helix Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Helix Hotel, Abu Dhabi

The Helix Hotel is yet to be built but its hi-tech credentials come in the form of heat and energy conservation with state-of-the-art GROW panels, which harness energy from the sun and wind, to be affixed to the outside of the hotel.

 The temperature and humidity inside the 208-room hotel is set to be managed by a waterfall in the atrium. There will also be a giant glass wall that will periodically slide open, allowing a fresh sea breeze to blow in.

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