Wynn Las Vegas puts an Amazon Echo in every hotel room

The Wynn and Encore hotels in Las Vegas, known as some of the most luxurious in the city, are getting a technology upgrade this month when they install an Amazon Echo in every single hotel room across the two properties. That's a total of 4748 Echos, which will enable voice control of various actions in the hotel room.

Guests will be able to talk to their Echo to control their lighting, room temperature, audio and TV. Wynn Resorts says that future developments will bring additional functions to rooms, including basic "personal assistant" style features. Obviously to start off things will be more limited, so this won't be a full Echo experience to match what you can get today at home with a truly personalized Echo tied to your Amazon account.

The rollout will begin in both Wynn and Encore hotels starting this month for suites and eventually hitting every single room by summer 2017.

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  • All the better to hear you with, my dear
  • So having one of these at home I can say she doesn't really care who talks to her. I can imagine running down a hall screaming "Alexa what time is it!?!" Would get some replies?
  • (at 3 am, running through the halls) ALEXA!!! PLAY FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE BY METALLICA!
    (a second lap at 3:01 am)
  • Or "Never gonna give you up" and Rickroll the whole floor.
  • Passed spell check but I think the 2nd word of the 2nd header is not quite right. It's not like Alexa is industrialized or anything.
  • Just what I want in my hotel room, a device that's always listening. Guess my tinfoil hat is on too tight because that just sounds creepy!
  • I don't have a problem with this and I would actually really like it a lot, but I would very much prefer that housekeeping turn it off before guests arrive so that a guest has to opt in to using it by turning it on him or herself.
  • - "Guess my tinfoil hat is on too tight" Yes, it is. With the Echo, "Always listening" does not equate to "Always sending data to someone".
  • I just watched this video 19 times, because...Steve Wynn. His voice and delivery are magical.
  • PS. Echo/Alexa in the rooms is cool too.
  • Now I watched it 24 times. Ok, I have a problem.
  • Yeah, no. That's the first thing getting unplugged.
  • Because...?
  • That should reduce the time it takes to get a hooker to your room by ten minutes.
  • Lol
  • Woo boy, Amazon is going to have lots of audio of naughty time...if you are a tin-foil hat type. I can see guests unplugging it out of hysteria. Weird move by Wynn.
  • - "Woo boy, Amazon is going to have lots of audio of naughty time..." Just make sure your hooker's name isn't "Alexa" and you're good to go.
  • Wait until these are easily hacked, neighbour talking to you at 3am "hello dave, this is god"
  • Hey, beats having to touch the remote, light switches etc. Hands free control in a hotel? 100% for it. We've had our echo since it was $99 for prime subscribers, have to say, the whole family has taken a liking to it. I'd miss it if it were gone.
  • Not Google home? Uh-oh