Nintendo strikes Wii hotel deal
Marriott and Renaissance lodging chains to offer in-room service of 20 games for publisher's hit console, including Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Sports.
If you're going to be staying at the Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square on business, you might need to have someone come get you when it's time to leave for your meetings.
That's because the hotel, and several others in the Marriott chain, will now be featuring Nintendo Wiis in their rooms, along with a selection of 20 games. Mass meeting delinquency is sure to follow.
According to a release from Nintendo on Tuesday, the Time Square hotel, along with Marriotts in five cities around the country, are going to begin stocking hotel rooms, or the lounge in one case, with specially outfitted Wiis and games such as Mario Kart Wii, Super Mario Galaxy, and others.
And in case you're wondering whether you have to pay by the hour, Nintendo said that guests would be able to purchase an all-you-can-eat package that would allow them to play all they want.
Further, the games will be preloaded and therefore will not require mucking around with game discs. Instead, just point your Wii Remote at the TV and voila, Wii Fit will pop up for your enjoyment.
No word yet on how many hotel TVs will have to be replaced when guests throw the Wii Remote through the screen while playing the tennis game in Wii Sports, or whether such guests will be on the hook for the replacement costs.
A full list of participating hotels is as follows:
New York Marriott Marquis
Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square
Boston Marriott Cambridge
Bethesda (Md.) Marriott Suites
Annapolis (Md.) Marriott Waterfront
JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix (Lounge only)
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