For all that hotels have done to make their bedding more luxurious, their décor more stylish and their lobbies smell better with a signature scent, one area that hasn’t gotten much of a makeover is the in-suite dining experience, otherwise known as room service.

Certainly, hotels have tweaked their menus to keep up with changing dietary trends, offering low-fat, low-cholesterol or Atkins-friendly options as the weight-loss winds have shifted. And some high-end hotels deliver food from a fancy restaurant on site, like the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York, which lets guests enjoy meals from Jean-Georges and will even send a chef to cook in your in-suite kitchen (for an extra $75 an hour).

But at the hotels where most business travelers stay, room service has not gotten the kind of attention that has been lavished on fancy spas and high-thread-count linens - at least not yet.

That may be about to change, as more hotels focus on their food and beverage services, with an eye toward keeping up with their guests’ increasingly sophisticated palates, nonstop work schedules and desire for healthful meals.

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