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