Part of Las Vegas' CityCenter, the ARIA Resort & Casino was designed with technology in mind. ARIA's 300,000-square-foot convention center can accommodate gatherings of up to 5,000 attendees. All meeting spaces feature built-in audiovisual systems with high-definition 6-foot by 11-foot or 8-foot by 14-foot projection screens and 10,000 ANSI lumen DLP video projectors; boardrooms provide 103-inch plasmas. Planners can load their presentation to run throughout the event or at a predetermined time. ARIA’s built-in videoconferencing capabilities allow meeting organizers to stream HD video to up to four locales anywhere in the world, and its fiber-optic network makes it simple for TV networks to broadcast live from high-profile events.
Touch-screen Crestron Control Panels, recessed in ARIA's walls and only accessible via key code, can control eight selections of music, an eight-channel audio mixer, lighting, cable TV and DirecTV. Up-to-the-minute weather and flight data are also available, along with other Web applications. For the planner on the go, controls can be accessed wirelessly via a remote touch panel to manage the environment from any place in the room. Fully-loaded smart panels in the walls and floors allow for fiber-optic communication and audiovisual connections, provide convenient access to ports/outlets, and remove the need for additional cabling. Meeting attendees can use high-tech reader boards located throughout pre-function areas for immediate access to directional maps right at their fingertips. The eight electronic touch-screen monitors denote everything from designated meeting space to registration desks, elevators, restrooms, key public areas and a “You are here” locator to show guests their relation to their destination.
ARIA provides a 1GB wired Internet connection, Ethernet cable, and Wi-Fi that allows 3MB data transfer per second. Broadband and wireless Internet connections are available throughout the resort’s public spaces, hotel rooms and convention facility, including showroom floors. Antennas installed throughout the space provide strong cell coverage. The resort will also provide a wired Business Service Center and registered IP spaces upon request. ARIA’s team can virtually recreate a company’s internal workspace by connecting attendees to private guest networks with 30-amp, three-phase power, offering them the ability to access, exchange and print documents via a shared drive, network computers and equipment. The space also has access to 100-amp, 200-amp, and 400-amp connections.
ARIA’s ballrooms feature advanced JBL Line Array sound equipment, and each ceiling is powered by an individual amplifier channel with 300 watts of amplification. Full-production rigging systems exist in each ballroom. Each venue’s 350 rigging points can accommodate load capacities of up to one ton. Easy-access catwalks are spacious, well-lit and hardwired for power, data, voice, video and lighting connections. ARIA's built-in stages are equipped with concert-quality sound systems, lighting and drapes. Located off each stage, 350-square-foot green rooms feature comfortable seating, dressing areas, makeup stations and two full bathrooms complete with walk-in showers.
ARIA provides oversized ballroom load-in doors, ground-level accessibility and “Megavators.” Ranging from 10-foot by 10-foot to 10-foot by 14-foot, ARIA’s load-in doors are 2 to 6 feet larger than trade standards. Ground-level accessibility, including truck docks equipped with commercial plates and convenient ramps, allows for seamless entry for vans, cranes and semis. Oversized 10-foot by 20-foot Megavators can handle a 20,000-pound load for easy transport to higher floors.