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Las Vegas' Aria hotel brings guest-friendly tablets to 4,000 rooms

Aria in Las Vegas is going all in with in-room tablets on which guests can open the curtains or order food without getting out of bed.

The techies at British company Crave Interactive say the installation of the tablets in all 4,004 rooms at Aria is by far their biggest type of guest-tech project to date in Las Vegas.

The tablets provide guests with the latest technology, and will offer more options in the future.

Last year, Aria introduced keyless locks that use radio-frequency identification to open hotel room doors. The tablets bring more tech options, including:


— Room controls. People can easily change the thermostat setting or adjust the lighting using the tablet. It’s even possible to arrange a customized “wake-up call” with the TV turning on to a particular channel as the curtains open to reveal a new day.

— Dining. Forget the in-room dining menu in the guest services book. The full menu can be viewed on and ordered from the tablet. Guests can also use it to make restaurant reservations.

— News. Thousands of publications from around the world can be accessed using the PressReader digital newsstand.

And starting in April, guests will be able to reach housekeeping via the tablet to request anything from fresh towels to turndown service.

The devices also offer a number of languages, including English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese.

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