Cox Business/Hospitality Network Provide Advanced Cable Television and Internet Connectivity to Golden Nugget Las Vegas

  • Cox Communications
  • 12.21.09
Cox Business/Hospitality Network, a full-service, facilities-based provider of advanced voice, video and data solutions as well as a leading source of in-room video and data technology services to the hotel-gaming industry, announced the deployment of in-room, free-to-guest cable television in standard definition and high definition, video on-demand services, as well as wireless Internet connectivity to Rush Tower, a 25-story addition to the Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

Marilyn Burrows, senior vice president and general manager of Cox Communications-Las Vegas, said, “The Golden Nugget has always been a premier downtown destination for visitors to our city and we’ve been proud to deploy our video and Internet services there. Now, with the addition of the elegant Rush Tower, it is with equal pride that we share in the growth of this storied Las Vegas property through the deployment of our advanced technologies.”

Cox Business/Hospitality Network is also preparing a rollout of its branded iGuestbookSM at the Golden Nugget. The iGuestbookSM application is an electronic and dynamic version of the static paper-and-ink guestbook that one finds on nightstands and desks in a hotel guest room. iGuestbookSM is a portal to hotel services and amenities that is viewed on the guestroom television set and controlled by the television remote. Guests navigate through various menus and learn more about hotel amenities, restaurants, entertainment, attractions, and more through graphics, photos and full-motion video via iGuestbook’sSM interactive controls.

"The Golden Nugget has had an excellent relationship with Cox Communications for many years,” said Jim Friesen, senior vice president of Golden Nugget hotel operations. “When we looked at adding our new Rush Tower, Cox was the only vender we considered and were confident they would step up to the plate and provide us with state of the art quality and innovative ideas to assist our guests with their every need. We are looking forward to rolling out the iGuestbook to even further enhance our hotel guest's experience."

In addition to concluding a four-year contract for the deployment of telecommunications services in the nearly 500 guest rooms and suites at the Rush Tower, the Golden Nugget and Cox Business/Hospitality Network signed a three-year contract renewal to provide similar services to the more than 1,900 existing rooms at the downtown resort property.

Hospitality Network, LLC, an affiliate of Cox Communications Las Vegas, Inc. d/b/a Cox Business, provides state-of-the-art video-on-demand, high-definition, digital cable and interactive television services as well as wired and wireless data solutions to more than 125,000 guest rooms in some of the world’s largest gaming hotels and resorts. Clients are located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi and other areas of the United States. HN also features iGuestbookSM, a high-tech, in-room interactive guest resource.

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves 6.2 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox Communications wholly owns and operates Travel Channel. Cox is known for pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For six years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunication; for four years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity; and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index.

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