Las Vegas Convention Center
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms and nearly 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area.
The LVCVA also owns the Convention Center Loop, an underground tunnel designed by The Boring Company to transport convention attendees throughout the 200-acre LVCC campus in all-electric Tesla's free of charge. It also owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor. Both transportation systems will operate when conventions reconvene.
McCARRAN International Airport is conveniently located just two miles from Las Vegas Boulevard and 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center. Nearly 150,000 hotel rooms are in Las Vegas, most within a 15-minute drive from the airport With more than 950 inbound and outbound flights per day and nonstop service from more than 130 U.S. and international cities, Las Vegas offers an array of convenient time saving travel experiences.
The traffic at McCarran International Airport “serves as an indicator of the economic health and well-being of Southern Nevada."
CHANGING LAS VEGAS STRIP
…………........The Oakland Raiders are now the Las Vegas Raiders.
Allegiant Stadium is home to the Las Vegas Raiders and was completed in October 2020 in time for the NFL 2020 Season. The Stadium is a 65,000 seat $1.8 Billion, Domed Stadium. It is home for the National Football League's Las Vegas Raiders 2020 Season and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Rebels College football team.
Debuting in 2020 Caesars, the world's most diversified gaming and entertainment company, newest development – CAESARS FORUM, a $375 million, 550,000 square-foot conference center in Las Vegas.
Featuring 300,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space, including two 110,000 square-foot pillarless ballrooms, two 40,000 square-foot ballrooms and six state-of-the-art boardrooms. Built on one floor for convenient move-in, along with nine easily accessible loading docks.
The MSG Sphere is a 17,500-seat entertainment venue operated by the Venetian. The property will include more than 160,000 sq. ft. of display surface.
The MSG Sphere promises a fully-immersive experience, surrounding guests with the largest and highest-resolution LED screen on Earth. It also plans to install a infrasound haptic system that uses deep vibrations that allow guests. to better feel sounds and experiences.
The Circa Resort located downtown Las Vegas Opened October 28, 2020 and OPENED it's Hotel December 28, 2020. The 44 story, 777 room hotel will stand prominently on Fremont Street and occupy an entire city block. The Circa Resort hosts the largest SportsBook in the World.
What started in 2015 has now become a Destination Strip Resort , RESORT WORLD LAS VEGAS, will Open June 24, 2021. What was originally the location of the famous Stardust Hotel & Casino will be the location for RESORT WORLD LAS VEGAS.
The DREW LAS VEGAS
Marriott International and Witkoff plan to Open The Drew Las Vegas. The new resort at 2755 Las Vegas Boulevard South, formerly known as the Fontainebleau. Ushering in a new era of world-class hospitality, the integrated resort and casino to be named The Drew Las Vegas will debut the EDITION brand in Las Vegas and mark The Strip’s first JW Marriott location. Anticipated to open in 2021, the resort will feature nearly 4,000 rooms and suites as well as over 500,000 square feet of convention and meeting space. Once open, the hotels will be managed by Marriott International.
Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion Project
LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and local leaders gathered to celebrate the historic ceremonial groundbreaking for the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LCCD) in January 2018.
LVCCD’s Phase Two is an $860 million expansion project that will add 1.4 million square feet to the current convention center facility, including at least 600,000 square feet of new, leasable exhibit space. Phase Two Expansion Project is in the final stages and is ready for the Conventions in 2021.
Phase Three will be the complete renovation of the existing 3.2 million-square-foot facility, with a projected completion date of 2023. The phased approach will ensure that no business will be displaced during the construction and renovation. LVCVA staff worked in partnership with Cordell Corporation principal Terry Miller, the agency’s contracted owner’s representative, to develop the vision for the expansion and renovation project.
THE BORING CO.’S $52.5 MILLION TUNNEL
THE SHUTTLE SYSTEM 40 FEET BENEATH THE CONVENTION CENTER people-mover system has been completed, it is ready and operational.
Trips through the tunnels are an “only in Las Vegas” experience with LED lighting that cycles through a rainbow of colors from second to second lining the tunnel walls.
The system is designed with three stations, one underground near the entrance of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall and two above-ground stations at the two ends of the system. Paved ramps are in place for vehicles to climb to the surface for above-ground loading on the east and west ends of the route. The east station, known as Station 1, is near an entrance to the South Hall, while Station 3, on the west side of the Convention Center campus, is near the new West Hall.
Las Vegas Named World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination
Las Vegas has been named the World’s Leading Meetings & Conference Destination for 2017, marking the fifth consecutive year the destination has been recognized in this category by the World Travel Awards.
Looking ahead, the LVCVA is working to further solidify its position as the No. 1 convention destination by moving forward with development of the Las Vegas Convention Center District (LVCCD). The expansion and renovation project will add 1.4 million square feet to the Las Vegas Convention Center’s existing footprint, including 600,000 square feet of additional exhibit space. Construction of the expansion phase is projected to be complete by the end of 2020 in advance of CES 2021. The expansion and renovation will allow shows to grow in both square footage and attendance while also providing the opportunity to bring new shows to the destination.