Wynn Las Vegas has announced plans to equip 4,748 rooms at the hotel with Amazon’s Echo, making it what it says will be the first property in the world to have hands-free voice activated controls in all its rooms.

Guests using the system will be able to control room lights, room temperature, drapery and the television with a series of voice commands, with plans to introduce personal assistant functions in the future.

Installation is planned to begin this month in suites and is due to be completed in all guest rooms by summer 2017.

Commenting on the plans Steve Wynn, chairman and CEO of Wynn Resorts, said:

“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.

“The ability to talk to your room is effortlessly convenient. 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.”


Hannah Evans