We are heading to The Strip once again next week as sponsors of the Hotel Technology Forum (HTF). This time, we are staying in some very comfortable territory and get to experience our own solutions in action. The Bellagio will be hosting HTF from April 17-19 and expects to have many hospitality leaders pass through its lobby.

In late 2012, the Bellagio along with three other MGM Resorts’ properties completed a Cisco Systems Network Wi-Fi installation.  An instant upgrade, hotel guests and conference attendees no longer have to pay a fee or enter a password to access the wireless local area network (LAN) via their smart phones, laptops and tablets.  HTF show-goers will experience a network that is 30 percent faster than similar large-scale wireless networks as well as all 330 access points The Bellagio has to offer.

MGM’s previous wireless service offered support for as many as 4,000 users at a time. The new Wi-Fi deployment has a capacity for 120,000 concurrent users. Bandwidth problems will not be an issue at this show, a challenge most conferences face as exhibitors and attendees try to connect simultaneously.
Let us know if you will be in attendance as well next week. We would love to discuss the mobile app now enabled at The Bellagio, plus tell you about a new “Wired to Wireless” limited-time offer with discounts available of up to 60 percent.

If you have questions, please email me at adimilia@cisco.com.


Antonio Dimilia

Industry Director - Hospitality and Travel

Business Transformation Team