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...my Guardian Online piece is the closest thing to travel writing I've ever done...
You don't pick a hotel for the technology, especially in Las Vegas. But in Steve Wynn's latest hotel, the technology is taking service to a new level. Wynn is responsible for luxury Las Vegas theme hotels such as the Bellagio and the Mirage. Recently, he opened the eponymous Wynn hotel, a giant golden monolith that looms over the Strip. It is not just the artificial mountain at the entrance, the golf course, or the lake lit from beneath by an array of more than 4,000 computer-controlled lights.
Possibly the geekiest luxury hotel in the world...


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May. 26th, 2005 07:33 am (UTC)
Your link doesn't work. Great piece but I had to copy & paste it to get it work. Looks like you doubled up on "http" and left out a colon.
May. 26th, 2005 07:35 am (UTC)
Re: psst...
Fixed now - thanks!

Too much trust in my blog editing tools...
May. 26th, 2005 11:00 am (UTC)
Your article is a wonderful reinforcement of my reasons for hotel-choice when travelling.

I always select a B&B/farmhouse/guesthouse-type place preferably some distance out from the nearest town/city. I'll willingly give up slick connectedness in exchange for the owner introducing me personally to the hotel dogs / cats / other guests, enquiries as to whether there's anything I would particularly like them to get in for my breakfast next morning, and being politely rewuested that - if I want to make any phone-calls - I should put the money in the saucer beside the phone.
May. 27th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
Yes, that's my preferred way of travelling (that or with camping gear...).
May. 26th, 2005 11:11 am (UTC)
Sounds incredibly geeky and luxurious (just been reading your item in today's Grauniad) but LAS VEGAS? Urcccch. As megadog mentions above, I much prefer the kind of places with a personal touch.
May. 27th, 2005 02:48 am (UTC)
Oh, me too... But one must go where the stories are, and I was there for Interop at the time.
May. 26th, 2005 12:50 pm (UTC)
I dunno - I think you'll have to visit Burq-al-Arab to compare. Tough job, but someone's got to do it!

How many stars does Wynn Las Vegas consider itself? There's been so much inflation of star ratings recently that I'm curious to know what the latest thinking is - and whether any British hotels match up to their supposedly six- and seven- starred counterparts.

(I can't wait for a hotel to pull a Netscape 6 and randomly declare itself to be nine-star.)
May. 27th, 2005 02:47 am (UTC)
I think it looks down its nose at stars...
May. 27th, 2005 02:44 am (UTC)
I found it interesting to see you on one page and Mary on the other. :)
May. 27th, 2005 02:46 am (UTC)
Sometimes we're even on the same page!
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