Ready to Rock: Las Vegas sees heavy event bookings and reveals new venues

Las Vegas is back with a vengeance. That was the message on the Congress and Hospitality Panel held on March 8th in the brand new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Centermark Global Meetings Industry Day.

After a devastating year, there is pent-up demand to return to live face-to-face meetings and Las Vegas is seeing record increases in bookings by the end of the year and into 2022, according to industry leaders who attended the event.

“We’re making great strides, and I think things will continue to move quickly,” said Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Everyone in this industry should really look forward to the future, and it may come sooner than you might expect.”

Over the past year, industry leaders along the Las Vegas Strip have worked closely to address the crisis and share the best health and safety practices that have defined the guidelines for individual properties as well as the destination as a whole.

Stephanie Glanzer, Chief Sales Officer and Senior Vice President of Sales at MGM Resorts International, said, “We have all been through this together and will come out stronger.”

In the case of MGM properties, this is Convened with confidence The program enables virus tests in hotel rooms and connects the results and vaccination protocols with the biometric identity app company Clear. The Venetian and Las Vegas Sands Corp. were introduced Venetian clean, a health and safety program that emphasizes the thorough cleaning of facilities throughout the city Meet Smart, Vegas Smart The initiative highlights the health protocols implemented by the properties to ensure the safety of attendees.

The panel was enthusiastic about the new venues that were completed last year and will now welcome the participants for the first time. “We are ready to welcome back meetings and events in style,” said Chandra Allison, senior vice president of sales and marketing at The Venetian Resort, which has just opened its 8,000-square-foot Stella studio. multifunctional space.

Also available is the new Wynn extension with an area of ​​83,000 square meters. pillarless ballroom and 20,000 square feet. Outdoor gazebo. It is now 550,000 square feet. The Caesars Forum offers the two largest pillarless ballrooms in the world, each with an area of ​​110,000 square meters, and will welcome the MPI’s World Education Congress in June.

The new 315,000 square feet. The exhibition at the World Market Center was officially unveiled on April 9, 2021, just in time for the Las Vegas Market, a furniture, gifts and housewares fair that runs from April 11 to 15.

The new 1.4 million square feet of the LVCC. West Hall is preparing to welcome World of Concrete, the first major show in Las Vegas taking place June 8-10. Attendees are expected to ride the Elon Musk’s The Boring Company underground people mover system with Model X and Model 3 Teslas and lots of rainbow neon.

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