UK hotel chain the City Inn Group offers Apple fans an incentive to stay with them - by putting an iMac in every room of its hotels in Manchester and London.

Hotel guestrooms are equipped with an 20-inch iMac including access to iLife, free high speed internet access, a full suite of Office software.

Offering the "ultimate, integrated entertainment solution" each iMac also functions as a TV, radio, DVD and CD player.

The Macs are equipped with Faronic's "Deep Freeze" software, which deletes anything saved to the machines and returns them to their original state every time they are shut down - so security is not an issue.

Huw O’Connor, managing director of City Inn said: "It is increasingly the case that neither the modern home or the modern office can function efficiently without a computer and we believe, that in the future, the same may well be said about the hotel room".