Preview of ARIA Resort & Casino Deluxe King Room, Coming 2009
We're happy to be the first(*) publication to properly premiere the the forthcoming hotel room designs from ARIA Resort & Casino, located within the sprawling mixed-use CityCenter property which towers over The Strip at Harmon Boulevard. I'm sure you're as excited to see the details of ARIA's Deluxe King Room as we are to show them to you, so let's get right to it... shall we?
When complete, ARIA will feature a mix of standard (aka Deluxe) rooms, mini-suites, multi room suites and a handful of palatial VIP mega-suites among it's 4,004 rooms. All rooms feature numerous electronic gizmos, 42" LCD tv mounted on a swivel, the fattest internet pipe ever installed in a hotel, keyless door locks, a TV based electronics control panel (lights, curtains, temperature) which is accessed wirelessly via a joystick remote or a bedside control panel (Wynn Macau has these).
The gizmo which I find most fascinating is a mechanism which automatically opens and closes the curtains and turns on or off lights when entering or leaving the room. How does the room know that you're gone? Weight sensors? Motion detectors? The Asian-style "put your door key in the slot when you get in the room to turn the power on" thing? Nope... they use RFID chips in door keys measuring proximity? What happens if your significant other heads to the ice machine, while you continue sleeping or sitting on the can? Will you suddenly find yourself in the dark? The lighting control panel remembers the latest settings and also gives guests the ability to select from a number of different lighting "scenes." Other options include a sleep timer to turn everything off and a wake up timer within which you can choose your method - open the curtains, turn on the lights, regular alarm or crank up some Foghat.
This stuff is - literally - the state of the art of hotel room technology.
That's all well and good... but a toybox full of electronic goodies don't mean squat if the room itself is a stinker.