Travel: Just Stay in the Room

Feature of the well-appointed hotel room is closed-circuit television. At Manhattan's Statler Hilton, guests jaded with westerns and private-eye shows can now watch Telad Corp.'s repeating half-hour program on what to buy, do and see in New York; this week and next, Telad will open shop on Channel 6 (normally a blank on the dial) in two other New York hotels. A rival outfit, Teleguide, will start broadcasting via its own coaxial cable to some 12,000 rooms at a dozen Manhattan hostelries this week. Its basic one-hour program will include entertainment, shopping and sightseeing news—plus weather and transportation reports, rundowns...

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