FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2005
L’Auberge du Lac Powers Guest Room Entertainment With the Cox Business Services’ Hospitality Network Solution
HENDERSON, Nev. – When the brand new L’Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino debuts next month in Lake Charles, La., it will open with the latest in guest room entertainment technology powered by Cox Business Services’ Hospi- tality Network solution.
“We are proud to be the guest room technology of choice for the new gaming hotels opening across the nation,”
said David Blau, vice president and general manager of Cox Business Services in Las Vegas. “Resorts such as the L’Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino continue to select our industry leading solution because we understand the unique needs of the gaming industry and can deliver a strong customer focused product.”
Cox Business Services’ Hospitality Network technology will enable the resort’s 743 guest rooms and suites with a full cable channel line-up and video-on-demand movies along with its award winning wired and wireless Internet services. It will also include the technology deployment of its wireless Internet services in the property’s Meeting & Events Center as well as its brand new Hospitality Network Electronic Interactive Guestbook which provides guests with a virtual way to find out about the new resort’s amenities and restaurants.
“We intend to make L’Auberge the most successful entertainment destination in the South,” said Sharon Wheeler, senior director of marketing. “A big part of that is keeping up with technology. The Hospitality Network product allows our guests to access the very latest in movies and cable television programming from the comfort of their rooms. This partnership with Cox Business Services also keeps us competitive in the business market, giving savvy travelers the option to access wired and wireless Internet services not only in their guest rooms, but while also at- tending meetings and seminars.”
L’Auberge will include 743 rooms and suites, a championship Tom Fazio golf course and a single-level dockside casino surrounded on three sides by the hotel, retail outlets and a luxurious spa. The 225-feet by 330-feet gaming vessel is the largest single-deck riverboat casino in the United States. L’Auberge is scheduled to open to the public the evening of May 26.
About Pinnacle Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment owns and operates casinos in Nevada, Mississippi, Louisiana, Indiana and Argentina, and receives lease income from two card club casinos, both in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The Company is cur- rently building a major casino resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana and has been selected for two casino development projects in the St. Louis, Missouri area. Each of these development projects is dependent upon final approval by the Louisiana Gaming Control Board and the Missouri Gaming Commission, respectively.
About Cox Business Services
Cox Business Services is a division of Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc., the nation’s third largest cable broadband communications company. A full-service, facilities-based provider of communications solutions, Cox Business Services excels at helping businesses of all sizes generate greater efficiencies. The company offers high- speed Internet services and dedicated data and video transport services for home offices, small, medium and large- sized businesses, school districts and hospitality, government and military properties in 28 markets across the nation. For more information, visit www.coxbusiness.com.
Cox Business Services’ Hospitality Network brand includes state-of-the-art video-on-demand, free-to-guest cable television, Internet-TV, and wired and wireless data solutions to more than 120,000 guest rooms in the world’s larg- est gaming hotels and resorts. Among its customers are Pinnacle Entertainment’s L’Auberge du Lac, MGM Mirage, Mandalay Resort Group, Caesars Entertainment, Station Casinos and Coast Casinos. The resorts span across the nation including Nevada, Atlantic City, and Biloxi, Miss.