New Venues to Experience in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is constantly evolving. From electric experiences and new resorts to the latest in culinary trends, Vegas is the place where everything is bolder and brighter. As gathering and capacity numbers are increasing, the destination continues to keep “Meet Smart, Vegas Smart” measures at the forefront, while the new, exciting experiences take center stage.

 

Resorts

Resorts World

Opening June 24 this year, Resorts World Las Vegas is a $4.3 billion luxury integrated resort, offering 3,500 luxury guestrooms and suites from three premium Hilton brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, and the ultraluxe Crockfords Las Vegas. The meeting experience here is taken to a new level at Lily Ballroom, with unmatched views of the Las Vegas Strip through floor-to-ceiling windows attached to a spacious terrace; an event center with 100,000 square feet of flexible pillarless space; and a 5.5-acre pool complex with the city’s only infinity edge pool overlooking the Strip. Famous Foods Street Eats, the 16-stall culinary marketplace, will introduce hawker stands from Southeast Asia to the U.S. for the first time alongside western concepts from celebrated chefs and restaurateurs, including Marcus Samuelsson, James Trees and Blood Bros. BBQ.

Allegiant Stadium

Home of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, Allegiant Stadium will host world-class entertainment, including globally recognized sporting events such as the NFL Pro Bowl, Pac-12 Championship Game and Las Vegas Bowl, and concerts, and is the home of UNLV football. The 65,000-seat stadium is fully enclosed and climate controlled and features a retractable natural turf field; retractable doors, called the lanai, that open to spectacular views of the Strip; and private and event spaces of any size (The Field, Champions Club, outdoor on Ford Plaza).

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Circa

The newest property in downtown Las Vegas, Circa is an adults-only resort on the iconic Fremont Street Experience. The spectacular 1.25 million-square-foot, 777-room property stands 35 stories tall and features the world’s largest sportsbook; eclectic restaurant and bar concepts; and an expansive local art collection. Presentations make a real splash on a 40-foot-tall screen at Stadium Swim, a year-round pool amphitheater with temperature-controlled water. Overlooking the city on Circa’s 60th floor, Legacy Club delivers an elegant rooftop club lounge with a panoramic view of the Downtown skyline.

Casesars

CAESARS FORUM

The $375 million, 550,000-square-foot venue recently opened near The LINQ Promenade. It offers two pillarless ballrooms at 110,000 square feet each, as well as more than 100 breakouts and a 100,000-square-foot outdoor plaza adjacent to the High Roller observation wheel. Six boardrooms provide full privacy with intelligent glass control. There is direct access to more than 8,500 hotel rooms at Harrah's Las Vegas, The LINQ Hotel + Experience, and Flamingo Las Vegas hotels.

Virgin

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Painting the town red, this brand-new, modern, desert oasis features 1,504 exceptionally appointed chambers, grand chamber suites and penthouse suites with ergonomically designed, patented beds and in-room tech. Events turn extraordinary on over five acres of outdoor space and pools and 130,000 square feet of flexible indoor space, and heartbeats race at the 4,500-person multiuse theater. The restaurant collection includes Nobu and Casa Calavera, which has open-air patio dining overlooking the pool and lawn space.

The Expo at World Market Center

The largest venue in Downtown Las Vegas, The Expo features 315,000 square feet of flexible, sustainable exhibit space divided into north and south halls; an expansive lobby area; registration area; on-site shuttle bus depot; attached parking garage; and two permanent “grab and go” food service areas. Located on the campus of the World Market Center Las Vegas, it’s within minutes of many downtown attractions.

Wynn

Wynn Resorts

The recent meeting space expansion more than doubled the meeting and convention space at Wynn and Encore, raising the total to 560,000 square feet. The space includes 57 flexible meeting rooms; a 20,000-square-foot outdoor pavilion with an adjacent 20,000-square-foot lawn; a luxurious 2,500-square-foot hospitality lounge featuring a state-of-the-art 72-foot by 9-foot LED video wall; and an 83,000-square-foot pillarless ballroom. Overlooking the lush greens of Wynn Golf Club, meeting rooms and ballrooms feature the latest technology, and the ballrooms can act as performance theaters thanks to the latest tech infrastructure.

MGM

MGM Grand Conference Center

At 850,000 square feet, MGM Grand Conference Center is part of the Stay Well Meetings at MGM Grand program, a comprehensive wellness experience with premier meeting spaces filled with natural light, a state-of-the-art air purification system, and other science-based features, as well as collaborations with Cleveland Clinic and world-renowned wellness pioneer, Deepak Chopra.

 

Venetian Stella Studio

The 8,000-square-foot Stella Studio is a multifunctional space that provides a neutral canvas for an intimate event steps away from the Sands Expo Center. The venue is easily accessible from the lobby of The Palazzo tower at The Venetian Resort, and offers a private entrance, natural light, and a dedicated kitchen and bar.

AREA15

The world’s first experiential entertainment complex, AREA15 was built to be an immersive playground and all-in-one spectacular space. It’s already enthralling guests: delight in culinary treats at The Beast by Todd English, wander through a bamboo volcano, race on a zip line, or explore other mesmerizing realms at Meow Wolf’s Omega Mart and Van Gogh: An Immersive Experience. The Grounds, a new, large-scale event space, is slated to open this summer.

Partner Voices

As event professionals and destinations adjust, adapt and evolve in these uncharted waters, it is imperative that substantial resources be put in place for all of the people responsible for planning and executing trade shows, expositions and conventions. An example is Mohegan Sun, which built an industry-leading, COVID-19 Resource Center with a combination of pictures from recently held successful events (the property reopened on May 1, 2020) along with several widely available and informative documents, such as an evolving operational framework: