Even hotels are experimenting with digital lifestyles, with New York's Tribeca Grand offering a 'Director's Cut' package including complete film-making equipment using Macs.

Dubbed the 'iStudio', the hotel has equipped some rooms with hand-held video cameras, and a 20-inch iMac G5 (with iLife) to edit captured footage on.

A report on Apple's website explains: "Guests can then edit a slice of New York life using the in-room iMac G5 computer and iLife software to add special effects, cut unwanted scenes, lay a soundtrack and burn a DVD of their film."

It doesn't end there. This demographically-crafted bid for 100 per cent room occupancy also offers guests an iSight, an iPod and a Bose SoundDock digital music system. iPods are populated with music chosen by Tribeca's "music team".

Apple products even feature in the hotel's promotion for its new rooms. Between August 1 and September 30, the first 50 guests to book a Director's Cut package will receive a free iPod shuffle they can keep as a souvenir.

Rooms cost "from $279 per night", the hotel said.