New Aria Resort at Las Vegas' City Center Wired With Control4 Automation Products

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Control4, one of the leading companies in IP-based home and hospitality control systems, just announced that Control4 Suite Systems is being used to enhance the experience in over 4,300 guest rooms in the ARIA Resort & Casino and Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas at CityCenter, Las Vegas. Control4 Suite Systems delivers the ultimate experience for guests, enabling them to control every aspect of the room environment and interact with entertainment and hotel services, while enabling CityCenter with unparalleled control of energy usage. CityCenter is the largest Control4 Suite Systems deployment to date.

"Today's consumers are just as conscious of being green when they travel as they are when they're home. But that doesn't change the desire to be pampered. Control4 Suite Systems offers CityCenter guests the reassurance that they are staying in the most energy efficient establishment in Las Vegas. We can control energy consumption in rooms when they are not in use and guests can enjoy the luxury of controlling all aspects of the room with a single remote control," said Scot Campbell, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, MGM MIRAGE Information Technology.

Control4 Suite Systems offers guests an unprecedented level of personalized automation, a luxury previously only available in high-end custom homes and select resort suites. When guests open the door to their rooms, they are greeted with an automated welcome experience: the lights gradually come on, the drapes open to spectacular views of the city or mountains, and the TV turns on to display a list of automated controls. Using one simple remote and the intuitive Control4 on-screen view, guests can easily use the TV to set the systems in their rooms to their personal preferences, including lighting levels, room temperature, television/video systems, music, drapes and guest services.

Having all guestroom devices incorporated into one platform makes it easy to provide "scenes" that modify all settings at once. For example, each room features a "good night" button on the touch screen next to the bed, which turns off the lights, TV and/or music; closes the drapes; and turns on the privacy notification for the room. Similarly, guests can select a "wake-up" scene where lights and music gradually come on, the temperature comes up, and the drapes open for a more soothing wake-up experience. After a guest has checked out, a room can quickly be put in "unoccupied" mode, which shuts off the lights, heating or cooling, entertainment systems, and any other electronic device in the room.

"Users love the simplicity of Control4. With just one-touch they can control everything from lighting to room temperature to entertainment and truly personalize their hotel experience," said Will West, Chief Executive Officer of Control4. "Not only has the bar on guest services been raised, but we're also truly making an impact on cost savings and green initiatives - making this a win for both CityCenter and CityCenter guests."

Control4 Suite Systems integrates with property management systems to deliver concierge-type services, as well as automate the guestroom, based on check-in/check-out status. The product is also used to provision and manage guest rooms and alert technical systems to problems such as low batteries in remotes. It can be implemented on-site or from a remote monitoring location. Along with CityCenter Las Vegas, Control4 Suite Systems automation technology has been implemented in leading hotel properties such as the Montage Beverly Hills.

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