In an industry first, Amazon says that Wynn Las Vegas plans to equip all 4,700 of its hotel rooms with Echo, the ecommerce giant’s voice-controlled smart home accessory.
The implementation of Echo in Wynn rooms, beginning this month, will allow guests to control their suites via Alexa, Amazon’s artificial intelligence engine.
“As we have moved through the years, technology has always played an important part in our resorts,” said Steve Wynn, CEO of Wynn Resorts. “If I have ever seen anything in my 49 years of developing resorts that has made our job of delivering a perfect experience to our guests easier and help us get to another level, it is Alexa.”
“Millions of people already enjoy interacting with Alexa at home via their Echo devices, and now they will be able to experience the same convenience while traveling,” said Steve Rabuchin, Vice President of Amazon Alexa.
Alexa will be fully operational in all guest rooms by summer 2017, and will initially control guest room lights, room temperature, drapery and the television.
“The ability to talk to your room is effortlessly convenient,” said Wynn. “In partnership with Amazon, becoming the first resort in the world in which guests can verbally control every aspect of lighting, temperature and the audio-visual components of a hotel room is yet another example of our leadership in the world of technology for the benefit of all of our guests.”
In the US, there are more than 6,000 skills available for Alexa.
Wynn and Encore Las Vegas feature two hotel towers with a total of 4,748 rooms, suites and villas.