Resorts World Las Vegas is introducing new tech-savvy amenities
By Melissa Gill
Resorts World Las Vegas, officially opening on June 24, will be the ultimate getaway for tech-savvy travelers. This $4.3 billion property will be the first resort on the Las Vegas Strip to incorporate a full suite of tools through Konami gaming’s prizewinning software license, SNYKROS. The software, the only one of its kind in the U.S., creates a digital gaming experience from slot machines to table games offering both a cashless and ticket in, ticket out experience option for visitors. From their virtual hotel room keys to their speedy Tesla tunnels, here are five reasons why technophiles will be geeking out at this new digital daydream.
High-Tech Hotel Design
From choosing which room to book to entering their suite, a guest can arrange everything seamlessly through their smartphone. There’s no need to wait in long lines at the front desk anymore because guests can use their mobile device as their room key at Resorts World. Also, they can utilize their digital concierge to buy show tickets, make dinner reservations, request their car to arrive and much more.
Instead of traditional room service, guests can order meals from quality restaurants inside the resort through their internal GrubHub team and have it brought to their rooms or delivered to them at poolside. All of it can be done by the magic touch of their fingertips. This cashless approach gives guests the ability to take their vacation or business trip with less hassle and more time to spend on attractions or work.
Ante Up on the App
Instead of carrying around clunky poker chips, all bets can be placed through Resorts World Las Vegas app. The app functions as the guest’s very own virtual wallet in Resorts World that guests can apply to everything from table games to retail. In the app, it displays the guest’s loyalty reward program, the player’s point balance, free play plus milestones and badges they can earn from gaming.
For example, a guest can walk up to a poker table and through the app place a bet. The dealer will scan a QR code on the player’s phone and slide them poker chips. When the guest is ready to leave the table, the dealer can either print out their winnings as a cash voucher right at the table or the dealer can return the money to their Resorts World account on the app.
No need to take money out of the ATM or exchange poker chips at the cage cashier. Eliminating those steps makes it easier for the guest to continue playing or cash out right away. It’s super simple and efficient. Cashless wagering is the future and this resort is leading in the latest cutting-edge technology.
Show Stopping Chrome Sphere
In the District area of Resorts World, a 6,000 square-foot chrome sphere with 20 million pixels was “designed to be a kind of looking glass [for guests] to participate in” explained Paul Steelman, CEO of Steel Partners, the minds behind the architecture and interior design.
The globe, which mirrors a massive disco ball, will display interactive shows with sensory details. Steelman says inspiration for this fixture “stemmed from a little garden.” The information graphic sitting beside the scintillating orb displayed a photo of the screen full of vibrant flowers and a serene green image.
This unique entertainment feature will be the first eye-catching design as guests walk through the doors at the District entrance. Neighboring this attraction is the mall with high ceilings filled with seasonal decor of crimson birds cascading from above.
Tesla Tunnel Trips
For guests attending conventions, Resorts World built an impressive Tesla tunnel that can transport guests to the convention center nearby in one minute. This is the first hotel in Las Vegas to be the home of the Tesla tunnel. Guests can also be dropped off at their business booth directly from the Tesla. This will save guests both time and money as they commute back and forth during their stay providing a more fluid experience for guests.
LED Screen Display
One of the very first features that sets Resorts World apart from other resorts is its 100,000 square-foot LED screen on the resort’s West Tower. The screen display is 294 feet high and 340 feet wide. As people ride along the Strip or fly into the city, the mega screen is likely to become a new iconic attraction that will become a recognizable trademark of Sin City in vein with the Bellagio’s Fountains.
During Fourth of July weekend, Resorts World will display its first-ever show with digital fireworks projecting red, white and blue pixels emulating fireworks. The images of firework sparks will transition into patriotic U.S. images to commemorate the holiday. This is only the beginning of how Resorts World, a metropolis marvel, aims to elevate tourism experiences in Las Vegas.