Executives have a strong sense of what will make their meeting a stand-out event, and Las Vegas presents a litany of great reasons to hold your event here — state-of-the-art facilities, 320 days of sunshine, world-class dining, a wide range of accommodations — the list goes on. Here are five reasons why the destination is ideal for today’s executives.
1. Convenient Location
As the saying goes, “Time is money.” With nonstop airline service from 130 markets, Las Vegas is easy on everyone’s time and budget. Harry Reid International Airport is conveniently located just 2 miles from Las Vegas Boulevard and 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center, with most hotels located within a 15-minute drive from the airport. With many transport options, including shuttles, taxis, ride shares and public transportation, traveling to and from any hotel or convention facility is a breeze. Catch that last session, close one more deal, and still make your flight or reservation without thinking twice.
2. Options Galore
From intimate, two-day meetings to grandiose, weeklong events, we have the space you need. Las Vegas has nearly 14 million square feet of flexible exhibit and meeting space and is home to three of the country’s 10 largest convention venues: the 3.2 million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center, including the newly opened West Hall expansion; the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, a 2 million-square-foot center on the south Strip; and the 1.7 million-square-foot The Venetian Expo (includes 500,000 square feet of The Venetian/Palazzo meeting space). Other notable convention spaces include the 550,000-square-foot CAESARS FORUM; the 850,000-square-foot MGM Grand Conference Center; and the 300,000 square feet of event venues and outdoor areas at Wynn Las Vegas.
3. Convention Services
With highly experienced staff at every level of engagement, Las Vegas provides the best convention experience in the world, all in one place. The destination hosted 6.6 million meeting, convention and incentive delegates in 2019 with programs built to accommodate groups of any size. Leading the way in convention facility disease outbreak prevention, the Las Vegas Convention Center, The Venetian Expo, Resorts World Las Vegas and Harry Reid International Airport have been awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation by ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, the benchmark for safe facilities.
4. Accommodations Abound
With world-class resorts throughout the destination and more than 150,000 rooms to choose from, Las Vegas offers accommodations for nearly every budget and taste with an unbeatable group-value proposition. From stunning suites to outdoor spaces with breathtaking views, and unparalleled service at every turn, our resorts offer the experiences executives and guests will only find in Las Vegas.
5. Increased Attendance
Vegas stays in the lead when it comes to hosting diverse and noteworthy conventions and shows, taking its place as one of the top three cities in the U.S. to do business, and on average, brings 8%* more attendance than other cities. Research also shows that attendees spend more time in meetings and on the trade show floor when programs are held in Las Vegas. And with the opening of new resorts and their accompanying meeting spaces — Resorts World Las Vegas, Circa Resort & Casino, Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Center West Hall — Las Vegas grants you permission to get creative and fast-forward to the new era of business with flexibility and seemingly endless options. Your return on investment will be notable.
Don’t just take our word for it, Kelly Helfman, President of Informa Markets Fashion, shares how hosting events in Las Vegas draws a larger crowd, versus other locations, because of the holistic experience and convenience that the destination offers.