Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Aria Resort & Casino at CITYCENTER Las Vegas to open in December and feature world's best hotel technologies

ARIA Resort & Casino and Mandarin Oriental Hotels in the new Las Vegas CityCenter Project are the first in the USA to debut a spectacular level of technological innovation for their guests.

A WiFi City:

CityCenter will soon complete the world’s largest Distributed Antenna System with over 6,500 antennas and over 2,900 wireless access points to cover the entire CityCenter campus.

New Guestroom Technologies:

CityCenter and Control4 Corporation have developed personalized “smart” automation for every guestroom at the Aria and the Mandarin Oriental, an innovation previously available only in select high-end resort suites and residential locations. Every guestroom device is networked via one gigabit of bandwidth.

The room will recognize a first visit and “greet” guests as they enter with lighting and parting of curtains to showcase the hotel’s spectacular city or mountain views. The TV will turn on to display a list of automated controls for guests to personalize.

The system also provides one-touch remote control of lighting, room temperature, television/video systems, music, wake-up calls, draperies and requests for services. The nightstand contains a seven-inch panel with touch-screen technology that navigates the same room settings as the remote control.

RFID unlocks the door by passing the key card over a sensor.

All rooms feature a 42-inch LCD HDTV with laptop and other device connectivity as well as access to room controls. The TV also acts as a communications center for the room.

The ARIA Resort & Casino opens in December.

Las Vegas CityCenter

Please Note: ARIA and Vdara hotels are the sponsors of our Technology Report CES Coverage for CES 2010.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

CITYCENTER Hotels Open Soon

The amazing Las Vegas CITYCENTER Project is nearing completion and two of the premier venues there are alreading taking bookings for the openings in only about a few months - VDARA and ARIA Resort and Casino. We'll be focusing a lot more on CITYCENTER here in the coming months with posts about the overall project as well as individual properties. Also watch for our special coverage of the amazing architecture, design technologies, and "green" building techniques that are making CITYCENTER the world's premier showcase for innovation in large, high value city projects.