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In addition to sustainable and Oriental elements, the rooms at Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas offer award-winning technology — some of which few other luxury hotels can boast. The hotel won the Hotel Visionary Award 2010 from Hospitality Technology Magazine.
Each guest room and suite at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel offers a 42-inch, flat-screen TV with CD functions and a DVD player. In every bathroom, a mini flat-screen TV will appear in your mirror to entertain you while you’re primping or lounging and lathering in the deep soaking tub. How luxurious is that? If you’re lucky enough to stay in a Presidential Suite, you’ll be treated to a Bang & Olufsen television and sound system. And every traveler will appreciate the “Technology Kit,” next to the work desk; it offers a place to charge your computer, iPod, iPhone or any other cell phone you may have. If you’d like to hook up your laptop or iPod to the TV, there’s a connectivity panel with cables provided as well.
However, we’re most impressed by the centralized touch pad, which you’ll find resting on your chic nightstand. You can dim any of the lights, black out your shades, turn the TV on or off, and lock your door — all with the touch of a button. There’s even the option to program a wake-up scene with open drapes and the TV turned on to a preferred channel. Of course, your TV remote doesn’t just change the channels, either. It’s possible to select music stations, control video functions, view a copy of your hotel charges or check out of your room using the TV remote. This is especially handy for those who don’t have smartphones or prefer not to read this type of information on a handheld device.
Business travelers and leisure travelers alike will find the wireless and wired Internet access within the luxury hotel's rooms useful. Search the Web with over 3000Mbps of total bandwidth or make calls on one of the three IP phones provided — by the desk, bedside and bathroom for ultimate convenience. Whether you’re working in your room or merely watching a fun movie with a plate of room service, you’ll be safe, as you’re given a contactless key card to access your guest room. Plus, your TV can even tell you when your door is ajar — just one other technological amenity that’s the ultimate in convenience.