Las Vegas Convention Center
If you’re looking for a conveniently located convention center, look no further than the Las Vegas Convention Center, only four miles from the airport. It provides just shy of 3.2 million square feet, 2 million square feet of that being exhibit space alone, and about 250,000 square feet for meetings. If you’re looking for a center with modern features, this is the one for you.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority owns and operates this facility, which received the AIPC Gold Certification in 2012 from the International Association of Convention Centers. The AIPC looks at procedures, customer service, policies, and management practices along with economic and financial impact, security, emergency response, community relations, and many other factors to determine if they meet the high standard required to receive this certification.
The facility offers many amenities and is highly versatile, making it a top choice for your custom trade show booths. It offers 144 meeting rooms that can seat anywhere from 20 to 2,500, perfect for any size meeting. The design of the lobby and registration area lends itself to efficient check in, even for multiple events. There’s a reason Las Vegas was named the number one trade show destination in the Trade Show News Network’s list of the top 250 trade shows in the US for 2013, a title it has held for the past twenty years.
The Las Vegas Convention Center offers sixteen total exhibit halls, all featuring the ability to be reconfigured thanks to moveable walls. For a fee, you can use one of their audio recording rooms, and enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in specified areas throughout the convention center. The International CES is held here, representing 150,000 different businesses from the consumer electronics industry. It’s the largest annual trade show for this industry, and shows that large-scale events can quite easily be held here.
There are over 150,000 hotel rooms located within walking distance of the Las Vegas Convention Center, so you won’t need to worry attendees won’t find accommodations. If guests must stay far away or choose to get away from the bright lights of the famous strip, there are may different transportation options available to them including monorail, shuttle, taxi, and bus.
Wherever possible, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority minimizes their impact on the environment, going green wherever possible. They recycle waste whenever possible, diverting the equivalent of 250 school buses or fifteen Statue of Liberties from the landfill every year. They purchase sustainable whenever possible, even auctioning off used audio equipment to vendors who might find them useful rather than throwing them away. Their energy efficient lighting saves them $60,000 per month in usage costs, and they are conscious of their water usage as well. All restrooms feature low flow toilets, urinals, and faucets.
What To Eat
If convention fare served up by Aramark catering isn’t appealing to you, you are located conveniently near many other options to please your taste buds. Try Piero’s for stellar food and amazing service. It’s just the spot for that business dinner. They aren’t open for lunch, but you can call them to schedule a luncheon in. It is a local favorite for the past thirty years, a five-star option for authentic Italian cuisine. With six separate dining rooms and seating for 345, it has ample room to accommodate you. Scenes from the movie “Casino,” starring Robert DeNiro and Sharon Stone, was shot right here in this restaurant.
If you’re looking for a real treat, check out ENVY Steakhouse inside The Renaissance hotel. With seating for 178 and a dining room featuring red, vaulted ceilings and glass-walled walk-in wine cellar storing 1,500 bottles, it’s a top choice among executives. Try their bone-in rib eye, crabmeat stuffed jumbo shrimp, and their signature truffle reggiano fries. All of their seafood is fresh and perfectly prepared, and their steaks are all certified Angus beef.
If you’re looking to unwind after a long day on the show floor, Palettes Gallery and Bistro located in the Marriott on Paradise is just the place. Its casual atmosphere lends itself well to conversations with colleagues. Kick back and enjoy classic American cuisine, with a menu offering a multitude of healthy choices.
Things To Do
You probably already know that you’ll find a multitude of casinos within walking distance. But if gambling isn’t your thing, you can still find many shows and things to do either outside or inside the casinos, like the shopping mall inside the Venetian or the battles between Sirens and Pirates in front of Treasure Island. Don’t forget to check out the Mirage’s famous volcano and tropical rain forest!
For a different sort of experience, check out the Atomic Testing Museum. It recounts the history of the atomic bomb and the role the Nevada Test Site played in the development of the weapon. Here you’ll find the Ground Zero Theater, making you feel as if you are right there in a bunker during an above-ground nuclear test. Although it is heavy material, it is presented in an interesting light sure to captivate you.
You can’t pass up the experience of setting up your trade show displays in Las Vegas Convention Center.