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Las Vegas Convention Center

Overview

The Las Vegas Convention Center is one of the busiest facilities in the world - a 3.2 million square foot facility located within a short distance of more than 100,000 guest rooms. Operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the center is well known among industry professionals for its versatility.

In addition to approximately two million square feet of exhibit space, 144 meeting rooms (more than 241,000 square feet) handle seating capacities ranging from 20 to 2,500. A grand lobby and registration area (more than 225,000 square feet) efficiently link existing exhibit halls with new exhibit and meeting rooms, and allow simultaneous set-up, break-down and exhibiting of multiple events.

Facilities

Exhibition Area (sq ft)
3,200,000
Exhibition Hall
20
Largest Ballroom (sq ft)
91,605
Ballroom (seating)
2,000
Hotels (rooms)
NA
Largest Meeting Space (sq ft)
908,000
Meeting (rooms)
144
Meeting Space (sq ft)
250,000
Catering
-
Open Outdoor Area (sq ft)
NA
Dining (seating)
NA
Auditorium (seating)
NA

Floor Plan

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Aug 1, 2016

Las Vegas Breaks Record wth 3.6M Visitors in June 2016

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Las Vegas Breaks Record wth 3.6M Visitors in June 2016

Las Vegas (August 1, 2016) Las Vegas welcomed more than 3.6 million people in June 2016, the busiest June on record. The statistic includes more than 466,000 visitors who traveled to attend meetings and conventions, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. More details can be found in the accompanying videos, provided in English and Spanish.

Jun 1, 2016

Las Vegas Bids Farewell to the Riviera Hotel and Casino

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Las Vegas Bids Farewell to the Riviera Hotel and Casino

Las Vegas (June 1, 2016) The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) announced today the official date for the implosion of the Monaco Tower on the LVCVA-owned Riviera Hotel and Casino site. The historic moment will take place at approximately 2 a.m. on the morning of Tuesday, June 14. A separate implosion of the Monte Carlo Tower will take place later this summer.

The Monaco Tower implosion is one of a series of ongoing demolition efforts of at the Riviera Hotel and Casino property to move forward with the Las Vegas Convention Center District. The project includes the expansion and renovation of the existing Las Vegas Convention Center. Construction of the state-of-the-art facility is expected to generate 7,000 high-paying construction jobs and 6,000 full-time permanent jobs.  

ABOUT THE LVCVA

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and almost 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.lasvegas.com.  
 

Feb 4, 2016

Las Vegas Celebrates Chinese New Year, Year of the Monkey with Entertainment, Décor and World-Class Dining

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Las Vegas Celebrates Chinese New Year, Year of the Monkey with Entertainment, Décor and World-Class Dining

Las Vegas (February 4, 2016) Las Vegas will celebrate the 2016 Chinese New Year with a stunning collection of symbolic décor, traditional Chinese cuisine and experiences to commemorate the Year of the Monkey. According to the  Chinese zodiac, the upcoming year will be full of optimism and is believed to be a year in which anything can happen; making Las Vegas the quintessential destination to celebrate.

Festive Décor & Entertainment

MGM Resorts International

Bellagio’s Conservatory & Botanical Gardens celebrates the Year of the Monkey with a spirited display now through March 12. The display’s vibrant centerpiece features a garden representative of monkeys and their natural habitat. A family of 12 Macaque monkeys can be seen atop a 14-foot mountain working together and using their intelligence and creativity to reach the peaches descending from the sky.

At the Conservatory’s entrance, six colorful Chinese children topiaries play on each side of the moon gate bridge above a tranquil pond filled with Koi fish. The children are each made up of 5,000 flower stems, including red, purple and yellow carnations and green and yellow spider mums.

The North Garden features a stunning 18-foot tall Chinese money tree made of 384 sparkling gold coins, weighing a total of 3,000 pounds. The base of the tree is surrounded by four-foot tall Ingot fountains and I-Ching coins. Surging water from the fountains descends on the money tree to keep it strong and vibrant.

The Conservatory is complimentary and open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

ARIA Resort & Casino

Beginning, Feb. 4, ARIA Resort & Casino’s main lobby will delight visitors with celebratory décor in honor of the Year of the Monkey. Upon entrance to the lobby, guests will be greeted by a 229-foot dragon weaving its way through clusters of Chinese lanterns and around the money tree made up of 88 golden coins. This spectacle also will be seen during the dragon and lion dance Feb. 8.

The Shops at Crystals

The Flower Carpet on the first floor of The Shops at Crystals features a 12-foot-tall, illuminated and golden-coated monkey situated atop a bed of gold coins while holding a peach. The West Carpet features a Buddha sculpture surrounded by 50 citrus trees and 500 orchids. A total of 1,000 bromeliads, red and yellow mums and birds nest ferns were used throughout the two gardens at The Shops at Crystals.

The Venetian and The Palazzo

Guests may kick-off the Chinese New Year with a ceremonial lion dance complete with firecrackers and eye painting ceremony at The Venetian. The high-energy and traditional parade of dancers and drummers, dressed in authentic clothing, will wind its way through the resort circling everyone to bring them good luck and prosperity for the New Year. The dance will begin at 3 p.m. on Feb. 8 in The Venetian porte cochere.

Also, The Palazzo's Waterfall Atrium and Gardens boasts a display  anchored by a five-foot, 300-pound Monkey King seated at the base of a 38-foot wishing tree and sporting a chest plate adorned with more than 8,000 hand-sewn gold coins. Playing among the wishing tree's 8,000 branches of golden foliage: 28 mischievous monkeys, each with a hand-painted face.

To add to the festivities, The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian will be holding a traditional Chinese fan dance on Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. above the waterfall. During and after the fan dance, more than 500 red envelopes will be distributed to guests. The envelopes will be filled with a prize -- anything from a gift card to a chocolate gold coin. Red envelopes are traditionally handed out during Chinese New Year and symbolize happiness and wealth.

On Feb. 13 and 14, actor and TV personality Hacken Lee will reunite with singer and actress Joey Yung after an 11-year hiatus. These wildly popular entertainers from Hong Kong have won multiple awards and will grace the stage for a special concert series in The Palazzo Ballroom at The Venetian.

Caesars Entertainment

The Forum Shops at Caesars

As a legendary creature and good luck symbol, the illuminated dragon display once again shines at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. Standing at one foot high and 22 feet wide, the dragon is covered in 30,000 red and amber LED lights, flickering vibrantly on its perch behind gold and velvet fencing. Students from The Meadows School will perform a traditional dragon parade around The Forum Shops on Feb. 8 with special guest, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman.

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Legendary pop and folk singer Tasi Chin graces the stage at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for one night only, Feb. 12 at 10 p.m. “Tsai Chin: Chinese New Year Concert Vegas 2016” features a mixture of her signature Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese songs.

The Linq Hotel & Casino

On Feb. 9, The Linq Hotel and & Casino opens the Chinese New Year celebration with a New Year’s ribbon cutting, live authentic dragon dances, an eye painting ceremony and performers dressed in elaborate costumes. Dragon dance performances by Lohan School of Shaolin will be held nightly at 7 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.

Wynn Las Vegas and Encore at Wynn Las Vegas

At Wynn Las Vegas, three, 800-pound Tang Dynasty horse sculptures will be on display through Feb. 14. The nine-foot-tall, 10-foot-long horses were created by master sculptor Sillipachai “Mod” Toonrud of FORTE Specialty Contractors in Las Vegas, and are painted red and gilded in gold leaf.

Also, the atrium at Wynn Las Vegas and the entrance of Encore at Wynn Las Vegas are decorated with sculptures dedicated to welcoming the Year of the Monkey. In addition, both hotels will give guests a Chinese New Year experience through the traditional lion and dragon dance ceremony. The dance starts at the South Valet entrance of Wynn Las Vegas and concludes its festive and entertaining show at the front desk of Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, ensuring guests of both hotels the chance to see the traditional dances.

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas

Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas will ring in the Year of the Monkey on February 8, 2016 at 11 a.m. with a festive Yusheng Toss, inspired by the age-old tradition.

Meant to bring good luck, health and happiness in the New Year, participants will come together to “toss” a dish made up of ingredients that represent a happy life in a delightful and delicious celebration of good fortune. The dish is traditionally comprised of raw fish for abundance, shredded carrots for blessings and good luck, green radish for eternal youth, white radish for prosperity in business and other ingredients to bring overall happiness and wealth to those that toss and consume the traditional dish. 

Special guest, Dr. Katie Zhong, Senior Director of Clinical Research and Development for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, will preside as Guest of Honor at the event.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The "dotting of the dragon's eye" is considered as one of the most important events during the Chinese New Year. While hosted at many Las Vegas properties, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will amplify the traditional event as 30 performers will awaken the dragon and lions by dotting their eyes with red paint. As soon as the eyes have been dotted, the dragon will officially come alive and begin twisting and turning as it leads the lions throughout the casino floor.

Aside from the dotting ceremony, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas also welcomes the “Lucky Cat.” The "Lucky Cat" can be found on the casino floor in the form of a nine-foot tall interactive art exhibit. The cat is designed to bring good fortune for those curious enough to touch the Lucky Cat's paw, which dispenses a fortune card once the paw is touched. As an added bonus, a few lucky guests will receive a golden ticket for a once in a lifetime experience at the The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

Also, on Feb. 13, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas will host Xuân Yêu Thuong, an event with entertainment icons, including Dam Vinh Hung, Thu Phuong, Tran Thu Ha, Quang Linh, Duy Manh, Lam Vu, Phuong Trang, Quang Toan, Khanh Di, Phuong vu, Tan Hy Khanh, Viet Huong, Hoai Tam, DCP Dancers and MC Thanh Tung[CF1] .

Las Vegas Chinatown Plaza

The Las Vegas Chinatown Plaza will host a day of Chinese New Year celebrations with authentic Asian food from Canton, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Japanese, Hong Kong and Hawaiian cuisines. In addition to the food, guests can watch cultural performances such as the Lion & Dragon dances, Chinese martial arts and many traditional Asian dance performances. The celebration begins at 10 a.m. on Feb. 21.

Chinese New Year in the Desert

For the first time, Chinese New Year in the Desert will be held in multiple locations over a one-week period.  Participating venues include: The LINQ Promenade, The Boulevard Mall, Downtown Container Park, Fashion Show Mall, Las Vegas Natural History Museum and The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace. 

On Feb. 13, at 11 a.m., the 5th annual Chinese New Year in the Desert will excite onlookers with the Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade as it winds through Downtown Las Vegas. Filled with artistic floats, traditional holiday costumes and lively dancing, the parade will make its way down Fremont Street and end with a party at the Downtown Container Park.

Other Chinese New Year in the Desert experiences include:

The Hunan Provincial Song and Dance Theatre Company will perform a traditional lion dance, model traditional and modern Chinese attire and showcase cultural performances featuring talented singers, musicians and acrobats at the Fashion Show Mall on Feb. 12.  

Local businesses, organizations, bands, drill teams, and dance groups will come together on Fremont Street to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with extravagant floats in vibrant colors to commemorate the most important holiday of the Asian community. The Fourth Annual Las Vegas Spring Festival Parade will be open to the public on Feb. 13 at 11 a.m.

Immediately following the parade, guests can take part in the After Party at Downtown Container Park, an open-air shopping center filled with boutique retail shops, unique restaurants, live entertainment and an interactive playground featuring The Treehouse.

Also, to commemorate the Lunar Lantern Festival, which officially ends the Chinese New Year celebrations, students of Clark County School District will construct paper lanterns marked with their “wish” for 2016. Guests and onlookers are invited to stop and build their own complimentary lantern.

Decadent Chinese New Year Dining

Hakkasan at MGM Grand is serving delectable dishes related to the 2016 Chinese New Year ideals of joy, luck and prosperity. Guests may enjoy a double boiled fresh ginseng and chicken soup, wok-fried lobster in spicy truffle sauce, Pipa duck, grilled Chilean seabass or Hericium mushroom stir-fry.

Guests can also enjoy a dessert and cocktail inspired by the Year of the Monkey. The Golden Halo dessert is a banana and peanut cake, while the 9 Hóu cocktail comprises nine components representing the monkey’s ninth position on the zodiac, including Bacardi Maestro de ron, sherry, banana liqueur and guava.

ARIA Resort & Casino Mixologist Craig Schoettler, will feature the popular Chinese spirit, Baijiu, for the holiday. Baijiu, a distilled spirit from Sorghum with a rich, potent floral aroma, is a traditional beverage dating back a thousand years with rich roots in culture and celebration. Kweichow Moutai, the most popular spirit in China, is a brand of Baijiu that has been fermented for 40 days, distilled seven times and blended with 200 different base spirits from Moutai in the Guizhou province, giving it a unique and distinct flavor profile. Varieties of the spirit will be available by the shot and bottle as well as featured in specialty cocktails at Blossom and the Baccarat Lounge.

Authentic Chinese cuisine can also be found at:

MR CHOW at Caesars Palace

Offers very traditional Beijing dishes like the Beijing Duck, steamed Sea Bass and MR CHOW noodles are classic dishes.

Hong Kong Café at The Venetian

Chef Simon To will offer a special limited-time menu to celebrate Chinese New Year. A variety of authentic dishes on the special menu include: Roasted Pork Belly; Firecracker Manila Clams, infused with Chinese white wine, fish paste, and spicy roasted pepper; and Winners Daily Soup.

Blossom at ARIA

Guests can enjoy a special Cantonese Dim Sum menu, February 5-12, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., featuring signature dishes such as Steamed BBQ Pork Bun and Bird’s Nest Egg Custard. The restaurant also will be open for dinner 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. offering its regular menu items.
 

Feb 3, 2016

Las Vegas Kicks-Off Big Game Weekend with Famous Budweiser Clydesdales

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Las Vegas Kicks-Off Big Game Weekend with Famous Budweiser Clydesdales

Las Vegas (February 3, 2016) The Budweiser Clydesdales have added another iconic background to their portfolio of classic images; the Las Vegas Strip. The famous Budweiser Clydesdales made their grand entrance with a trot down the Las Vegas Strip while cheering fans and excited onlookers watched the majestic horses make their way to Beer Park, located at Paris Las Vegas. The horses passed iconic Las Vegas sites as they made their way, signaling the beginning of the country’s favorite sporting event weekend.

Not only did the Clydesdales trot down The Strip, but they also spent time at the legendary Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign and ‘placed’ a bet at The South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa.

“Las Vegas provides an exciting and engaging fan experience for all major sporting events,” said Cathy Tull, senior vice president of marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Only in Las Vegas can you kick off Big Game weekend with the Clydesdales.”

If sports enthusiasts can’t go to the game, Las Vegas is the next best place to be for the biggest sports weekend of the year. The destination expects to see more than 296,000 visitors over the weekend. Las Vegas experiences include game day-themed dinners, group drink specials, world-class entertainment and unrivaled nightlife.

Big Game Specials and Entertainment Include

Beer Park at Paris Las Vegas New to Las Vegas, celebrated its highly-anticipated grand opening with the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales on Jan. 30, leading off a countdown to the Big Game.

Dine-N-Dash at SLS Las Vegas hosted by Chef José Andrés with special guest chef Curtis Stone, Feb. 5. The culinary tour will feature signature dishes and hand-crafted beverages from all seven restaurants on property, a “cocktail theater” by renowned mixologist Rob Floyd and a live cooking demonstration by Chef Andrés with special guest chef Curtis Stone.

Voted one of the Top 10 Sports Bars in the U.S. by USA Today and Gayot, Lagasse’s Stadium at The Venetian Las Vegas is the perfect place for fans of any team.

Offering an open bar from 2 – 5 p.m. and a stylish buffet, the TAO Bowl Party provides big fun for the Big Game on Feb. 7 at TAO inside The Venetian Las Vegas.

At Holsteins Shakes and Buns inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, fans can choose a delicious burger with flavors inspired by the locations of each team playing in the Big Game. The Bronco Burger features a Colorado lamb burger topped with fire roasted green chilis, swiss cheese, and tomato-cumin aioli. The Carolina BBQ Burger includes a beef burger topped with Carolina-style pulled pork, vinegar slaw and crispy onion straws.

Named one of the “Best Sports Bars in America” by Travel + Leisure and located inside The LINQ Hotel & Casino, TAG Sports Bar and its 42 plasma televisions, provide an optimal Big Game viewing experience. Big Game packages are available for fans, including a tailgate buffet and a bucket of cold beers.

Treasure Island's Gilley's, the only real honkytonk on the Las Vegas Strip, is cooking up an all-you-can-eat-and-drink big game buffet, with barbeque and football favorites on Feb. 7. Gilley’s Big Game Party begins at noon.

The South Point Hotel Casino and Spa will host a Big Game Viewing Party on Sunday, Feb. 7 inside their Grand Ballroom with doors opening at 10:30 a.m. Throughout the game, South Point will offer on-site wagering stations and a variety of drink specials. Additional viewing parties will be held in the Exhibit Hall and Showroom. All viewing parties are free and open to the public.

Participants from more than five countries and 14 states will participate in the second annual Big Game 10K road race festival to be held Sunday, Feb. 7 in downtown Las Vegas. There’s a race distance for all levels, ranging from a 10K, 5K, Combo Challenge (both the 5K and 10K) to a Kids Fun Run on Feb. 7. Football-themed events include a pre-race Carbo Load, post-race Touchdown Tailgate, and a viewing party for the big game itself. The event is being held once again as a benefit for the Las Vegas-based Goodie Two Shoes Foundation, a prominent charitable organization that provides disadvantaged children and children in crisis with new shoes and socks, as well as other items deemed essential for good health and positive development.

Offering a fun-filled day of football, food and spirits, The Plaza Hotel & Casino will host their annual Big Game 50 viewing party on Feb. 7. William Hill Race & Sports Book at The Plaza, downtown Las Vegas’ largest sports book, will also offer an action-packed atmosphere to watch the Big Game.

On Sunday, Feb. 7 the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center (DLVEC) will welcome football fans to the largest Big Game viewing party in downtown Las Vegas, the “Big Game Bash.” From luxurious VIP packages to delicious eats, the venue will become a thrilling hub for fans to cheer on their favorite teams. In addition, American sports talk radio personality Scott Ferrall of “Ferrall on the Bench” will attend alongside a host of favorite on-air sports radio personalities including Heather Collins (Mix 94.1), Kayla Walker (Chet Buchanan & The Morning Zoo), MJ (x107.5) and Sandee Bonita (Q100.5).

Autograph Sessions

Before you settle in for the Big Game, meet two football greats, Rocky Bleier and Jay Novacek, at their autograph sessions held at The Orleans Hotel & Casino and Gold Coast Hotel & Casino. Novacek will be signing autographs at the Gold Coast Hotel & Casino on Feb. 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. and The Orleans Hotel & Casino on Feb. 6 from 2 – 4 p.m. Bleier will be at the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino on Feb. 7 from 9 – 11 a.m. and The Orleans Hotel & Casino on Feb. 7 from noon – 2 p.m.

Sports Book Details

The new sports book at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers guests a significantly upgraded experience, featuring state of the art LED video walls for both sports and race, dozens of high-definition television screens, the latest in mobile wagering technology and a combination of lounge-style seating areas, traditional betting stations and VIP areas.

With Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill providing the game day fare at the sports book and a television screen at every turn, the Race and Sports Book at Caesars Palace provides great food and a fun atmosphere. For fans wanting a little extra, the Race and Sports Book at Caesars Palace will offer a VIP package that includes premium seating in the heart of the Race & Sports Book, tailgate style buffet and all you care to drink non-alcoholic beverages, house wine & champagne, ice cold beers and featured spirits.

With 350 seats, the Westgate Sports Book became known as the original "SuperBook." This colossal space is 30,000 square feet with 28 large television screens allowing for a view from anywhere in the sports book.

Set in luxury, the Wynn Race & Sports Book offers more than 37 televisions and three over-sized screens to make sure guests don’t miss a single play.

For fans off the strip, Red Rock Casino’s Race and Sports Book offers 206 seats, a 96- foot video wall boasting a multitude of high quality television screens and a sports bar and lounge serving up delectable game day fare. 
 

Feb 2, 2016

Las Vegas News Brief - February 2016

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Las Vegas News Brief - February 2016

Las Vegas (February 2, 2016) Hollywood and glamour arrived on the Las Vegas Strip with Jennifer Lopez’s premiere performance of her headlining residency “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Directed by Nappytabs, the husband and wife team of Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, the spectacular show features Lopez’s hit songs, including “On The Floor,” “Jenny From The Block,” “Get Right” and “Love Don’t Cost A Thing.” A truly unique production supported by a five-piece live band and 16 dancers, showcasing extravagant costumes and state-of-the-art technology in sets, lighting, video and special effects, the audience experiences Lopez up close and personal, yet larger than life.  Seamlessly interweaving different parts of the life of Jennifer Lopez - the Actress, the Dancer, the Pop Star - Lopez’s Las Vegas show truly portrays who she is, where she’s been and where she’s going. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, Caesars Entertainment, kfrey@caesars.com?.

Mandalay Bay Completes Convention Center Expansion

The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center expansion is now complete with this month’s opening of the 70,000-square-foot Oceanside Ballroom. The $70 million expansion includes 350,000 square feet of new exhibit space, a 20,000-square-foot foyer and underground parking, which all opened in August. The Mandalay Bay Convention Center now boasts more than two-million total square feet and more than 900,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space with the ability to grow current shows and attract new corporate, association and incentive groups. Now that the expansion is complete, the final phase of Mandalay Bay’s multi-year transformation can begin; the $100 million redesign of more than 3,000 guest rooms and suites, scheduled to wrap up in February. For more information, contact Sandy Zanella, MGM Resorts International, zanellas@mgmresorts.com?.

Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts Launch Self Check-In and Key Retrieval Kiosks Citywide

Caesars Entertainment debuts new self-check-in kiosks at its Las Vegas Resorts, beginning with The LINQ Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Las Vegas and Caesars Palace. This is the first fully-integrated self-check-in program in Las Vegas that incorporates email, text, web, mobile app and kiosks, completely reinventing the way guests arrive and begin their stay. Caesars Entertainment’s rollout of its new kiosk program is the latest stage in a technology solution to completely automate the check-in process, eliminating wait times and allowing customers to start enjoying all Las Vegas has to offer even faster. For more information, contact Kristin Soo Hoo, Caesars Entertainment, ksoohoo@caesars.com?.  

Las Vegas Strip's First Park to Open April 4

MGM Resorts International will debut its dynamic park, dining and entertainment district on the Las Vegas Strip April 4. An eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment tucked into rich desert landscaping, The Park will become a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side connecting New York-New York and Monte Carlo resorts as well as the new 20,000-seat world-class T-Mobile Arena. An interactive and social environment, The Park aims to build a sense of community through innovative programming and events. For more information, contact Natalie Mounier, Kirvin Doak Communications, nmounier@kirvindoak.com?.

The Irreverent and Unpredictable Comedy Show 'Puppet Up! - Uncensored' Will Debut Spring 2016 as Newest Resident Show at The Venetian Las Vegas

After performing to sold-out crowds throughout the country, the original and unruly comedy production "Puppet Up! - Uncensored" will debut at its new home this spring at the Sands Showroom located inside The Venetian Las Vegas. Created by award-winning director, producer, and writer Brian Henson and actor, director, and improvisational guru Patrick Bristow ("Ellen," "Seinfeld," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"), the newest entertainment residency to hit the Strip will be a completely unique experience, expertly combining dynamic and spontaneous off-the-cuff comedy and outrageous scripted story lines with the unmatched talent and creativity of Henson puppeteers. For more information, contact Kristin Weddingfeld, Allied Integrated Marketing, puppetup@alliedim.com?.  

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Unveils New Spa and Salon Renovations 

The Spa and Salon at Golden Nugget Las Vegas was recently enhanced with an $800,000 renovation. The 15,000-square-foot retreat features eight treatment rooms in the spa, including couples massage rooms and male and female spa lounges designed to serve as downtown Las Vegas' rest and relaxation destination. The spa lounges offer whirlpool Jacuzzis, dry saunas with cedar wood benches, herbal steam saunas, showers, vanity areas and refurnished locker rooms overlooking the downtown Las Vegas skyline. In addition to these amenities, The Spa also offers an upgraded fitness center featuring state-of-the-art fitness and cardio equipment and a premium view of The Tank pool, Golden Nugget's picturesque year-round outdoor swimming experience. For more information, contact Brianna Vargas, golden Nugget, bvargas@goldennugget.com?.

Human Nature to Launch “Jukebox,” A New Resident Show at The Venetian Las Vegas

The Venetian Las Vegas, SPI Entertainment and Las Vegas headliners Human Nature are delighted to announce a forthcoming three-year residency with the brand new show “JUKEBOX,” specially crafted for its home at the Sands Showroom in The Venetian. Australia’s Human Nature, one of the world’s greatest vocal groups and a true Las Vegas success story, has set the Strip on fire and kept sold-out audiences dazzled and dancing during their internationally celebrated “MOTOWN Show,” which premiered at The Venetian in 2013. “JUKEBOX” will include Human Nature’s foursome, Toby Allen, Phil Burton and brothers Andrew and Mike Tierney, backed by a dynamic six-piece band and world-class dancers, as they celebrate a mix of pop classics with doo-wop, boy band with Bandstand, soul standards with Motown… and even some “Uptown Funk.” For more information, contact Keith Salwoski, The Venetian Las Vegas, keith.salwoski@venetian.com?.

ARIA Resort & Casino Redefines Guest Experience with Launch of Unprecedented In-Room Technology

Reimagining the guest experience with modern-day convenience, ARIA Resort & Casino has collaborated with Crave Interactive, a cutting-edge guest service software company, to create the largest-ever installation of the provider’s in-room hotel tablets. Enhancing the resort’s AAA Five Diamond service, the tablets will offer a hyper-tailored guest experience with new amenities such as digital in-room dining orders, one-touch spa service requests and an endless stream of news in multiple languages. The new tablets have been created specifically for ARIA and its distinct array of services. This revolutionary in-room technology will change the way visitors build their Las Vegas itineraries with just one touch. For more information, contact Suzie Rugh, MGM Resorts International, srugh@mgmresorts.com?.  

Virtual Tours via Robot Coming Soon to Mob Museum

Your next tour of The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, could be via a robotic device you control from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Beginning Monday, April 1, “Moe-Bot,” a BeamPro telepresence robot created by Suitable Technologies, will enable Museum guests to “visit” the Museum via their computer screen or mobile device and direct their experience almost as personally as if they were physically there. Introduced as a way to expand the Museum’s audience reach to include anyone who cannot visit the Museum in person, Moe-Bot will be used to enable visitors to participate in live, immersive, interactive, guided tours of the museum by a computer from virtually anywhere in the world. For more information, contact Erika Pope, Vox Solid Communications, epope@wearevoxsolid.com?.

Bellagio Introduces Harvest by Roy Ellamar

Bellagio Resort & Casino adds to its portfolio of celebrated restaurants with the debut of Harvest by Roy Ellamar showcasing New American cuisine and seasonal menus inspired by regional farms. For his first restaurant concept, Las Vegas’ own Chef Roy Ellamar crafts creative market-driven dishes that celebrate regional produce in spectacular Vegas fashion. For more information, contact Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International, afarkas@mgmresorts.com?.

Excalibur Hotel & Casino Enhances Royal Treatment with Remodel of Guest Rooms and Suites

Adding a modern twist to the medieval flair for which Excalibur Hotel & Casino is known, the hotel is remodeling 1,995 guest rooms and suites in its newly renamed Royal Tower. Vibrant accents and splashes of color match the energy and atmosphere of Excalibur. The upgraded accommodations feature a completely smoke-free experience, new carpeting and bedding, modern furnishings and 40-inch flat-screen TVs. Excalibur has a total of 3,981 rooms and 41 suites ranging from the Resort Tower King to the newly remodeled Royal Luxury Suite. With a selection of remodeled rooms now available for reservation, the overall project is scheduled for completion in April 2016. For more information, contact Krista Gilbertson, MGM Resorts International, kgilbertson@mgmresorts.com?.

Pitbull to return to The Axis at Planet Hollywood Resort& Casino

After an extremely successful engagement last year, global music superstar Pitbull will return to The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino with his show, “Time Of Our Lives Las Vegas,” March 12 – 26, 2016. The show is being presented by Caesars Entertainment in conjunction with Live Nation. Now that he has a feel for the state-of-the-art theater’s production capabilities, the international music sensation plans to make this show even bigger than the last engagement, which originally debuted last fall and was praised by fans and critics alike. For more information, contact Kelly Frey, Caesars Entertainment, kfrey@caesars.com?.

First Burger Lounge in Nevada Brings Fresh Flavors to ARIA Resort & Casino

Beloved fast-casual concept Burger Lounge is coming to the Las Vegas culinary community with the debut of its first-ever Nevada location at ARIA Resort & Casino this March. The Southern California burger chain takes the classic burger and elevates it with clean ingredients and flavors that pack a punch. At the heart of the Burger Lounge brand is the belief a hamburger should not only taste great, but that the guest should feel good about eating it. With that in mind, burgers start with fresh American grass-fed, grass-finished beef, perfectly seared and served on a toasted handmade bun. With the addition of crisp lettuce, tomato, organic aged white cheddar and house-made Thousand Island dressing, the restaurant delivers one seriously good hamburger. For more information, contact Ashley Farkas, MGM Resorts International, afarkas@mgmresorts.com?.

Twisted Vegas to Debut this February at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino

Beginning this February, Las Vegas will be delivered the ultimate French treat: Alex Goude, a wildly popular French celebrity, and his new live production show, Twisted Vegas. A show about the show, Twisted Vegas is an all in one, all-you-can-handle, insanely interactive Las Vegas highlight reel for everyone to enjoy. Set within the famed walls of the International Theater at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino (the same room where Elvis gave his most legendary performances), Goude and his talented cast will usher in a new era for high-concept Las Vegas entertainment, importing (and then exporting to the stage) Las Vegas’ most impressive large-scale singing and dancing productions, world-class magicians, artistic circus shows, contortionists, dancers, singers and even a scene-stealing finale. For more information, contact Michelle Loosbrock, Jeff Wagner Agency, michelle@jeffwagneragency.com?.

Forever Resorts Announces First-Ever “Scenic and Savory Houseboat Excursion”

In celebration of the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary, Forever Resorts is introducing the newest iteration of the popular “glamping” phenomenon with its Scenic and Savory Houseboat Excursion, to be held on Lake Mead April 29 through May 1. This exclusive, intimate experience pairs houseboating on Lake Mead’s picturesque blue waters surrounded by varicolored desert landscapes with an immersive culinary weekend presented by two of Las Vegas’ most talented chefs. Guests will be able not only to partake in boating activities, fishing, hiking and plenty of relaxation, but also indulge in the masterful epicurean experiences presented by acclaimed Chef Mark Purdy and Pastry Chef Tammy Alana from Las Vegas’ iconic restaurant, Alizé at the Top of Palms Casino Resort. For more information, contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com?.

Loco Cantina at Town Square Las Vegas

"Mexican street eats and fiesta—where flavor and fun is a way of life." This slogan defines Las Vegas' newest Mexican drinks and dining experience, Loco Cantina. The bar and restaurant will open to the public at Town Square Las Vegas on Monday, Feb. 8. From the kitchen, guests can look forward to delicious modern Mexican street food at reasonable prices. Located on Town Square’s second floor, overlooking Town Square Park, Loco Cantina will serve lunch and dinner daily in a fun and vibrant setting. For more information, contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com?.

Station Casinos Opens New Oyster Bar at Santa Fe Station

Station Casinos' acclaimed seafood bar concept, The Oyster Bar, has opened a new location at Santa Fe Station. The new restaurant showcases a number of the seafood specialties that have made The Oyster Bar experience so special at many of its sister restaurants, including its most well-known location where it all began 20 years ago at Palace Station. For more information, contact Lori Nelson, Station Casinos, lori.nelson@stationcasinos.com??.  
 

Dec 30, 2015

Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record with More than 42 Million Visitors in 2015

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Las Vegas Breaks Tourism Record with More than 42 Million Visitors in 2015

Las Vegas (December 30, 2015) Las Vegas continued its historic visitation growth, setting another new record by surpassing 42 million visitors for the first time. This breaks last year’s record of 41.1 million, which was the first time the destination had ever topped 40 million.

“Las Vegas couldn’t have reached this achievement without the support of our resort partners and the dedicated workers who make the Las Vegas experience what it is,” said Rossi Ralenkotter, president/CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).  “Whether a first-time visitor or a returning Las Vegas enthusiast, the destination continues to astonish travelers from all over the world with luxury resort experiences, world-class dining and exciting entertainment.”

Boosted by several new non-stop flights, increased convention attendance throughout the year, and several other factors, Las Vegas will surpass 42 million visitors by the end of the year. The previous record was set in 2014 with 41.1 million visitors. Official visitation numbers will be announced in early 2016.

Tourism is the lifeblood of the Southern Nevada economy and the Las Vegas Valley generating more than $50 billion annually and supporting 366,000 local jobs, which represents 43 percent of employment within Clark County.

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