Business Meeting

With over 155,000 hotel rooms—the most in any U.S. destination—and a long list of state-of-the-art convention areas and events spaces, Las Vegas is certainly where business happens. Add in the world-class restaurants, thrilling entertainment and fantastic year-round weather, and it’s impossible to think of a comparable destination for your upcoming meeting.

The energy and creativity of Las Vegas make it an inspirational destination, one that’s ideal for professionals to gather, network, collaborate and have fun. And the city is ever evolving, another reason it’s been the No. 1 trade show destination for decades.

Here are four reasons why Las Vegas is the place to do business:

1. Las Vegas has the reputation of moving business forward.

The destination welcomes nearly 5 million business travelers annually, so your meeting will be in good company. Named No. 1 among The Wall Street Journal’s list of the 30 best convention centers in the U.S., the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) hosts some of the country’s largest conferences, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)—with each bringing in more than 100,000 attendees over the course of just a few days. The venue is also planning renovations to its North and Central halls to keep up with the ever-changing business meeting demands. Additionally, the destination is home to some of the largest convention centers in America, including Mandalay Bay Convention Center, the Venetian Expo and LVCC. All of these facilities host prominent meetings and trade shows, not only due to their size, but also their impressive offerings.

2. Las Vegas offers an assortment of venues to meet a variety of event needs.

Las Vegas continues to add notable venues to its impressive portfolio of places to host meetings and gatherings, currently boasting over 15M square feet of event space. The destination is constantly changing, and more options are consistently underway through expansions and development at existing and new venues. Recent additions to that spectacular figure include The Conference Center at Fontainebleau Las Vegas, which is conveniently situated across the street from LVCC’s West Hall and Durango Casino & Resort’s convention and smaller meeting spaces.

Durango Board RoomBoard Room at Durango Casino & Resort

Also, Las Vegas continues to prioritize and implement state-of-the-art technology. From large trade show floors to smaller, more intimate spaces—like Ideation Studio at Park MGM Las Vegas, Stella Studio at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and MEET Las Vegas—there are plenty of innovative and interesting options to meet an assortment of budget and event needs.

Looking for something even more unique? Several entertainment venues can be outfitted to your event’s needs and are perfect for mid-size meetings, keynote speeches and more. One such venue is The Beverly Theater, which has outdoor areas and a main theater featuring retractable seats to offer sizable standing room. The perfect place to host your event is waiting in Las Vegas.

3. Getting around has never been easier or more convenient.

Traveling to Las Vegas is incredibly convenient with more than 1,050 daily inbound and outbound flights at Harry Reid International Airport, which is centrally located and just minutes from the Strip and downtown. For expedient transportation within the city, there’s the Las Vegas Monorail—its seven stops even provide direct access to several resorts and LVCC. Plus, there are plenty of rideshare, taxi and rental car options. In addition, the Strip is extremely walkable, making it easy to get around. And don’t forget the innovative underground transportation system, the Vegas Loop at LVCC, which provides fast and convenient passage across its campus and to Resorts World Las Vegas. Plans to expand the Vegas Loop’s footprint are underway, which will only make things even easier for your attendees to get around town. All of these options make it so your employees have more time to interact with colleagues or get some work done in between conference sessions.

loopVegas Loop at LVCC

4. Incredible world-class accommodations, dining and experiences

When it comes to hotels, you’ll have your pick of options to meet a range of budgets, preferences and locations. Plus, every resort has several dining options, many offering private dining rooms, making it convenient to plan events for your team or meetings with your clients. Additionally, Las Vegas is a haven for several celebrity chefs and acclaimed restaurants, meaning the food experience is unbeatable. Whether you’re hosting a dinner event during your meeting or just want some fabulous options for attendees to choose from while they’re here, here are some of the destination’s top restaurants to consider.

Looking to host a presentation complete with a meal? Consider Carversteak at Resorts World Las Vegas, which offers comprehensive audio/visual capabilities in addition to indoor and outdoor seating options.

The legendary Peter Luger Steak House at Caesars Palace offers a group dining menu in addition to its private dining room—or you can buy out the entire venue! You find similar options at the resort at Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen, with the menu guided by the famed celebrity chef.

Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars PalaceGordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen at Caesars Palace

Want to take things off-Strip for an evening? Bottiglia Cucina & Enoteca at Green Valley Ranch Resort & Spa features private and semiprivate seating options for groups, in addition to its fresh Italian fare. Back on the Strip at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, you can treat your guests to an intimate dinner with a signature dining menu at Hakkasan Restaurant. Its two private rooms can be booked separately or combined to accommodate larger groups. For dinner with a view, consider SW Steakhouse at Wynn Las Vegas and take in the Lake of Dreams show as you dine on incredible, flavorful dishes.

As the Sports and Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas is incomparable in its offerings for entertainment like seeing a superstar residency at the awe-inspiring Sphere. For a larger group, consider a magic show or one of the iconic Cirque du Soleil shows. Catch a glimpse of the show, “O” at Bellagio, below.

There’s also the opportunity to cheer your heart out at a game like the Vegas Golden Knights, current Stanley Cup champions, at T-Mobile Arena. And don’t forget thrilling nightlife experiences at venues like LIV at Fontainebleau Las Vegas, as well as interesting attractions like the immersive art installations at AREA15.

Whatever you’re looking to do when you’re off the clock for the day, Vegas has it all. Las Vegas is the place to be when planning your 2024 events, expo or meeting. And don’t forget to build in a few fun, team-building outings to ensure you maximize the most out of your Las Vegas experience and trip.