Was at the Doubletree Airport Hotel in Toronto last week, and while the hotel chain is renowned for its warm chocolate chip cookie offering upon check-in, what was more impressive (and provided way more Pow!) was the presence of a flight departure/arrival screen in the lobby.
Maybe I just haven't noticed, but this is the first time I've ever seen this in a hotel, which begs the question:
"Why isn't this standard in every
airport hotel lobby
(or better yet, on our in-room
Airport hotels cater to two very specific market segments--the traveler, and the soon-to-be-traveling--so it seems that acting as an extension to the airport itself, with sensitive and important information such as real-time flight skeds, would make them even more valuable as a place to stay.
While Airport hotels are only a hop, skip and jump away from the terminals themselves, these screens would allow delayed passengers to skip a few hops and jumps, and make plan changes amongst the reasonable calm of a lobby or bedroom rather than within the middle of the airport maelstrom.
Or choose a rental car agency instead.