Starwood to Incorporate Microsoft Surface

Almost as soon as Microsoft's newest tech toy hit the public eye, Starwood Hotels & Resorts announced it would place the devices in its hotels. Microsoft's new Surface computer, which responds to touch, eschewing a mouse, will initially launch in Sheraton lobbies, and allow guests the ability to browse and listen to music, send photos, even order food and drinks. The devices essentially are Windows Vista PCs placed inside a casing and topped with a 30-inch touch screen. Microsoft said it was looking for an initial set of customers to help bring its Surface to the hospitality industry and that Starwood was a strong fit because of its brand power.