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Las Vegas is home to three of the largest convention centers in the United States, but it’s much more than just square footage that makes the destination the ideal place to host your event. Several spaces in Las Vegas boast incredible amenities, services, and even esteemed distinctions—the Las Vegas Convention Center was named the No. 1 convention center in the U.S. by The Wall Street Journal, just one example of the world taking notice that Vegas really does mean business.

Additionally, there are over 150 hotels with meeting facilities here on top of more than 15 million square feet of meeting and event space. Plus, Harry Reid International Airport sees more than 1,100 inbound and outbound flights daily. These are just a few reasons why Las Vegas is the top destination for trade shows, events and meetings.

Planning a meeting requires both imagination and attention to detail. Logistics are key. Vegas already eliminates some common mishaps with its stellar hospitality that extends to business travelers and meetings, but it’s also good to know how to make the most of your meeting in this one-of-a-kind destination.

1. Expert Las Vegas Assistance Offers Added Convenience 

Your meeting has dozens of moving parts. You’ll need vendors, suppliers and permits. Depending on the size of your event, you may need to secure a block of rooms, a venue for presentations or a trade show floor.  

Good news! Vegas is built for meetings and there are plenty of ways to get help. For small groups (fewer than 10 rooms), for instance, you can contact your hotel of choice directly. The on-site event planner will help you navigate all the details for added convenience. You can also reach out to our sales team which has you covered for events and conferences of all sizes throughout the destination; they’ll even work with you to build out your RFP.  

2. Pleasant Year-Round Weather Means More Outdoor Options 

Las Vegas has beautiful weather year-round, but the destination does experience all four seasons; keep them in mind as you select activities and venues. A rooftop patio networking event can be ideal in late spring, but winter evenings can get somewhat chilly. Some venues have indoor event spaces that open to the outdoors, like the Sunset Terrace at Wynn Las Vegas or BrewDog Las Vegas rooftop patio. 

Outdoor team-building activities are a great option on days with milder conditions, whether it’s taking a walking food tour with Taste Buzz or the thrill of driving a performance sportscar at SpeedVegas.

Don’t forget all the unique indoor activities perfect for a team outing any day of the year. For something hands-on, Play Playground at Luxor Hotel and Casino offers large-scale, tactile games for everyone. Take your team for rock and roll bowling at Brooklyn Bowl located at The LINQ Promenade or book a block of seats – or a suite – at a spectacular production show. With six different options, Cirque du Soleil is a classic crowd-pleaser.

3. Take Advantage of the World-Class Dining Landscape

Sit-down keynote breakfasts, grab-and-go snacks midday, exclusive incentive dinners for top performers, a coffee bar in the green room for your support team – you name it, Vegas has it. If accommodating several and varied dietary requirements is a concern, don’t worry! Whether it’s a matter of clearly labeling buffet dishes for potential food allergens or an entire menu that needs to be gluten-free, you (and your attendees) will be well taken care of.

Some properties require you to use their on-site or preapproved providers, while others will be more flexible about catering services. Keep everyone fueled up to go the distance while taking advantage of Las Vegas’ tremendous dining offerings.

4. The Selection of Venues in Las Vegas Is Unparalleled

No matter the size of your event, you know it’s a big deal for you and the people coming to it. Las Vegas is an exciting place to host a meeting or conference and can accommodate groups of any size. Not every venue is a good fit for every event, though, so doing your research far ahead of time will pay off.

The Beverly Theater in Downtown Las Vegas offers a seated theater space perfect for a keynote, but it also can be converted to an event space for about 400 people. And at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, you’ll find the Mandalay Bay Convention Center that has space for thousands of attendees. There are multiple fantastic venue options for any size crowd, so you’ll be able to find one that suits your group perfectly.

5. World-Class Entertainment Will Elevate the Experience

The benefits of engaging your attendees outside the conference room are well-known – and this is a city that excels in unforgettable experiences. Bring the group to Atomic Golf at The STRAT Hotel, Casino & Tower for high-tech golf games, to Illuminarium at AREA15 for an immersive sensory adventure or to T-Mobile Arena to cheer on your home team when they face Vegas Golden Knights.

Even More Reasons to Choose Las Vegas

New and improved event sites appear on the landscape all the time. Here are some brand-new and upgraded event-friendly spaces for meetings and dining. Need more reasons to host your conference or meeting in Las Vegas? Share these five good reasons to choose Vegas with your event planning and budget team.