The world’s two largest pillarless ballrooms and 28,000sqm of flexible meeting space will be part of a new US$375m conference centre planned by Caesars Entertainment Corporation in Las Vegas. The project is expected to generate 1,000 local construction jobs and 450 local permanent jobs upon opening in 2020.
Caesars Entertainment announced its plans to develop a 51,000sqm conference centre, to be named Caesars Forum, saying it would help meet the increasing demand for group business meetings of all sizes. Mark Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment said the new centre would be located east of the Las Vegas Strip with bridge connections to Harrah’s and the LINQ Promenade.
Caesars Entertainment will acquire 18.4 acres of land to realise the conference centre plans.
“We are excited to be investing in the meetings business in Las Vegas as we continue to see this industry as a strong driver for Caesars Entertainment and our city,” said Bob Morse, president of hospitality with Caesars Entertainment.
Scheduled to officially open in 2020, Caesars expects to break ground on the new centre early in the second quarter of 2018.
Friedmutter Group and PENTA Building Group have been named as the architect and general contractor, respectively.
Caesars Entertainment started out in Reno, Nevada, in 1937, and has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions into a portfolio that operates 47 casinos in 13 US states and five countries.
Caesars Entertainment’s resorts operate primarily under the Caesars®, Harrah’s® and Horseshoe® brand names.