LAS VEGAS – June 28, 2010 - 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, is deploying upgraded technologies that will deliver free-to-guest cable television, video-on-demand services and wireless Internet connectivity to 1,658 guest rooms as part of Tropicana Las Vegas’ transformation.

Mike Bolognini, vice president of Cox Business and Hospitality Network-Las Vegas notes, “The guest room technologies we’re deploying at the Tropicana will be on par with many of the other major properties found along Las Vegas Boulevard. And when it comes to accessing the Internet, the wireless infrastructure we’re building here will now allow users to get to their virtual destination from their room, pool or public area as fast as from anywhere else.”

”At Tropicana Las Vegas, we’re changing everything,” said Tropicana Las Vegas’ Vice President of Hotel Operations, Arik Knowles. “Bringing Cox Business / Hospitality Network to Tropicana helps to enhance not only our new, best-in-class rooms but also our guests’ experience.”

The video on demand storage system at Tropicana Las Vegas will be upgraded from a tape-based to a digital-based system. This higher-level technology offers much more depth of content than the tape-based systems in addition to offering a more user friendly guest interface and is more visually appealing and intuitive than the previous system: features that allow a more pleasing user experience.

The free-to-guest video offerings include 36 of the most popular news, sports and information cable television channels in standard and high definition as well as major local television networks in addition to six channels of commercial free digital music from Music Choice. Hollywood blockbuster and adult features as well as pay per view programming are also available.

About Tropicana Las Vegas
In the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas is one of the last true landmark casino hotels in Las Vegas. An original leader in creating the authentic Las Vegas experience, the resort is redefining the expectations of today’s global travelers with a major transformation scheduled for completion in the fall of 2010, with Nikki Beach Club and Club Nikki scheduled for spring of 2011. The South Beach inspired changes to the resort include a fresh redesign of every hotel room and suite, the casino, the conference center and exhibition hall, the transformation of the legendary four-acre pool area into Nikki Beach Club and Club Nikki, several new restaurants, bars, a new poker room, and a new race and sports book. The look and feel of the new Tropicana Las Vegas is vibrant and exciting, filled with the sultry rhythm of a hot Havana night. Tropicana Las Vegas is not affiliated with any other property or brand.

About Cox Communications
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 more than 6 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 is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five 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. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at and

About Hospitality Network
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 the world’s largest gaming hotels and resorts. Clients are located in Nevada, New Jersey, Mississippi and other areas of the U.S. HN also features iGuestbookSM, a high-tech, in-room interactive guest resource. Visit