Hotels are generally thought of as places to sleep and relax, perhaps use the gymnasium, sometimes feast on the culinary delights of a top chef or take a late night beverage.
However, in the race to become more innovative, some hotels are going all out by also developing new entertainment technology for guests.
One such example, it appears, is the Point Hotel in Istanbul.
They have introduced a state-of-the-art digital entertainment centre called The Game for Big Kids which features a wide range of the latest games, such as Playstation3, Nintendo Wii and Acer Predator.
The Game transforms what was previously a home leisure activity into a chance for kids (and adults, later in the evening, inevitably) to socialize in a public setting.
With an investment of $1.5m, and covering almost a mile, at least 300 people can play at the same time in this high-tech facility.
Here, you can enjoy a 3D race simulator, football games on a giant screen or popular games, such as Half-Life or Quake.
The closed music rooms allow guests to live out rock star or DJ fantasies, while the VIP rooms allow for private movie screenings.
Not committed to booking a hotel room just to use The Game
The facility can be also accessed with a three-month, six-month, or annual membership pass, while business and corporate membership plans are also available (presumably for those bored at conferences).
NB: Hat-tip – Guide Istanbul.