This is the view I woke up to this morning at the City Center development in Vegas. When I arrived yesterday, I felt like I was approaching SFO airport, monorail and all. Depressing? All steel and concrete. Where is the green and the water?
The green is inside and some of the conference rooms have shrubbery on the walls. The facade of the hotel is a shimmering water fall.
And my room at the Aria has all kinds of tech. The drapes (technically the blackout and the sheer) are remotely controlled. Most room features like cooling are controlled via TV and remote. The toilets in some of the high roller rooms are the “smart” ones from Toto – the high-tech kind NFL quarterbacks have in their homes.
The content in the conference rooms is all about Tibco’s always edgy technology, Two second advantage technologies and edgy customers.
I shared a quick breakfast with some from Fedex and they described the relentless parade of iPhone 5 filled planes that are coming into Memphis and their jump seat experiences on these planes.
Oh and this is what makes the 17 million sq ft City Center complex impressive. 6 properties in this complex are LEED Gold certified. Plenty of green even if my room view is that of glass and chrome.