Back in 2007, I interviewed a record store owner about the unexpected resurgence of vinyl records.
Steve Bergman, who owned Schoolkids Records in Ann Arbor, Mich., for 31 years, said: "Vinyl is still the most romantic manifestation of music that you've got out there."
Sales have only climbed since then — growing 131.8 percent 2011-12 even prompting machinery makers to begin producing equipment specifically to make vinyl albums. Here in Detroit, Jack White's Third Man Record began producing vinyl albums on new Newbilt Machinery presses in 2017.
So would vinyl tempt you to pick one hotel over another?
Clarion Highlander Hotel in Iowa City, Iowa, is including a record player in every room as part of a renovation. When you check in, you can also check out vinyl albums from the hotel's front desk, according to a new story from The Gazette.
Vinyl not your thing? That's OK. The record player also has bluetooth so you could stream your music instead.