The landscape of business travel may have changed, but Las Vegas is already moving ahead. Through innovation, including state-of-the-art convention centers, groundbreaking transportation and leading technology, the destination is shattering traditional ideas and leading the charge of a new era of meetings and conventions.
Continuing to push forward with new developments for the next generation of meetings and events is what Las Vegas does best. Recently opened venues in Las Vegas – including CAESARS FORUM, Allegiant Stadium, AREA15, Wynn Las Vegas meeting and convention space expansion, Circa Las Vegas, Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) West Hall, Resorts World, and Virgin Hotels Las Vegas – all offer vast amounts of flexible and innovative meeting space with the most sought-after technology that runs the gamut from livestreams to an immersive hybrid experience such as 360 degree projection mapping. Additionally, an array of outdoor spaces including Wynn Las Vegas’ newest 20,000-square-foot Event Pavilion and adjacent expansive lawn; The Expo at World Market Center’s 50,000-square-foot open-air Grand Plaza; the swimming pool, party deck or the infield at Las Vegas Ballpark; the 24,000-square-foot Coors Light Landing at Allegiant Stadium; and CAESARS FORUM’s 100,000-square-foot outdoor plaza with direct access to the LINQ Promenade – to name a few – allows for new ways to set up and comfortably space, all keeping within social distance guidelines.
Resorts and venues across the destination are at the forefront of technological capabilities and advancement – including incredible internet bandwidth, broadcast studios, virtual reality, live hosting, and contactless digital processes – all necessary for hybrid events. Some of the newest additions include the two giant LED screens, resort marquee and LED Globe at Resort World Las Vegas , as well as the LVCC West Hall’s technologically advanced features. By being part of the hybrid format conversation last year, Las Vegas found ways to reinvent the destination’s palpable energy at several events to keep one step ahead of the ever-changing meetings scene.
Wynn Las Vegas
Las Vegas also continues to take measures to encourage the health and well-being of all through initiatives such the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR™ Facility Accreditation. Leading the way in convention facility disease outbreak prevention, the Las Vegas Convention Center was the first facility in Nevada to be awarded the GBAC STAR Accreditation by ISSA: The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, the benchmark for safe facilities. Las Vegas Sands, Resorts World, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and McCarran International Airport have also received GBAC STAR Accreditation. The Venetian Resort Las Vegas’ Venetian Clean Commitment, has been certified by Bureau Veritas, a nearly 200-year-old world leader in testing, inspection and certification. Las Vegas’ resorts have also put together thorough health and wellness plans based on the advice of health and government officials to allow visitors to confidently enjoy the experiences they’ll only find in Vegas.
Las Vegas Convention Center
From redefining what constitutes a meeting space to changing the way a meeting is conducted, Las Vegas has always set itself apart by challenging the status quo. From the 850,000-square-foot MGM Grand Conference Center to more than 500,000 square feet of meeting space at The Venetian/The Palazzo, including the new Stella Studio which is perfect for small to mid-size groups, venues across the destination have consistently sparked inspiration and innovation as the meetings landscape has shifted.
In a destination that is perpetually reinventing itself, Las Vegas is setting the pace for the future of meetings.