This Las Vegas Resort Is Installing Amazon Alexa in Every Hotel Room

December 14, 2016, 6:26 PM UTC
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LAS VEGAS, NV - 2009: The Wynn Hotel & Casino, located on the famed Las Vegas Strip and featuring an outdoor waterfall, is seen in this 2009 Las Vegas, Nevada, photo. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
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Hotel company Wynn Resorts today said that it will place an Amazon Echo smart speaker inside every one of the more than 4,700 hotel rooms in it Las Vegas hotel by summer 2017.

Alexa at Wynn Las Vegas will be able to do things like control lights, temperature, drapes and the television, as well as more than 6,000 skills in the Amazon skills marketplace. More features may be added in the future, including a Wynn Las Vegas (WYNN) personal assistant.

“The thing that Amazon has done with Alexa is quite perfect. 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,” said Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn in a statement released today.

Following the release of Google Home (GOOGL), no doubt the biggest competitor to the Amazon Echo in October, both Google and Amazon (AMZN) have taken steps to give their intelligent assistants an edge in the market.

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Last week the Google Assistant platform launched for third parties so developers and businesses can begin to make their own custom commands. Early partners from large companies and startups will roll out actions in the coming weeks.

For Amazon’s part, improvements were made to the Alexa Skills Kit last week that will add smarts that make it easier to chat about music, movies, and local businesses, and plans for the Lex bot framework and released its first deep learning services at AWS re:Invent.

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