This hotel line in Las Vegas is adding Amazon Echo units to all of its rooms

This hotel line in Las Vegas is adding Amazon Echo units to all of its rooms
Amazon's Echo pioneered virtual home assistants. The gadget certainly was quite odd and unique when it first launched, but since its inception more than two years ago, the Echo and its Alexa AI have both grown tremendously thanks to the continuous support of developers. Google recently released their answer to Amazon Echo with Google Home, and as it currently stands, the market for these home assistant appliances doesn't look to be going anywhere anytime soon.

As great as Amazon Echo is, you pretty much only have access to the Alexa AI as long as you're at your home. Sure, Amazon's built Alexa into some of their Fire tablets, but the full Echo experience is still limited to only your house or apartment. Or is it? Wynn and Encore Hotels in Las Vegas are looking to turn Alexa into the ultimate hotel assistant, as they've announced plans to add Amazon Echo units to all of their 4748 rooms between their two different buildings.

At first, Amazon Echo units in the hotels will allow guests to control lights in the rooms, adjust the temperature, open and close curtains, and even control the TV. However, thanks to Wynn Resorts' partnership with Amazon for this project, additional "personal assistant functions" will be added as time goes on. 

Wynn Resorts will begin to add Amazon Echo units to their suites this month, but all rooms are expected to feature their own Amazon Echo at some point in the summer of 2017. 



1. zig8100

Posts: 244; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

For they can listen to everything going on in the room smh

2. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

I agree

3. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Yeah. Amazon is going to hear a lot of bumpin' n grindin'.

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

someone will take it home after check out? should be built into a intercom.

7. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Sounds like another reason for Wynn resorts deciding to implement this Amazon Echo is to monitor customers and listen to everything said in those hotel rooms. That sounds fishy...

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