Today’s gamers expect Las Vegas destinations to be completely outfitted with high-speed Wi-Fi and every technological service. Casinos must live up to these expectations to thrive. It is happening downtown for the vacation destination that wants to stay competitive.
Take a look at the Grand Hotel & Casino where tourists and locals flock for their 24/7 entertainment. The enterprise is part of the revitalization of the downtown area. Using Aruba (a Hewlett Packard enterprise company) wireless and security systems, it can meet guests’ and residents’ needs. Aruba is the best resource and the Grand has been a devotee for many years now.
It was a wise move in 2016 when Area Director of IT, Erik Gavilanes, decided to standardize an Aruba infrastructure as part of a property upgrade. Choosing Aruba was easy as it is a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions. Their systems empower organizations to offer the latest and greatest right down to the mobile-dependent users who rely on cloud-based business apps at work or play.
It’s an exciting time to be in hospitality and there are many new technologies that will impact the guests’ experience. Gavilanes wants to be on the forefront of as many as possible. What is so great about Aruba for the director?
“With Aruba, we have the added benefits of using access points that are location-ready, and include built-in BLE beacons, and extra ports that allow us to plug in other IoT devices in the rooms without running additional cabling.”
He believes that location-based services are very important to a casino, as they can be used to enhance security, as well as deliver a wealth of new guest options.
Wi-Fi is ensured in the resort’s indoor and outdoor spaces, even to the pool deck and the walking corridor between adjacent buildings. Every room becomes a “smart room” with full capabilities. Aruba solutions will be found in the new tower, opening in 2020, adding 500 rooms to the hotel’s inventory of over one thousand.
Aruba, with its AirWave and ClearPass tools, provides the Grand with cost-effective and easy-to-implement solutions. They work perfectly with existing systems so that everything is integrated and simple. Customizing guest portals and integrating them with the property management system (including billing) is nothing short of sheer genius. Property visitors, particular those attending outdoor events, can avail themselves of free Wi-Fi for social media and email purposes.
There is more to come for the Grand Hotel & Casino. They will leverage ClearPass and achieve unification of all wired and wireless components in the system. More functions will be forthcoming such as easier use of HVAC units and lighting. Even door locks will be customized at the moment of check in.
A version of this article first appeared at businesswire.com