Las Vegas

New GM for PRA in Las Vegas

Business event management agency, PRA has announced leading hospitality veteran, Erika Welling, as General Manager of its Las Vegas team. Shari Millman, Senior Vice-President, Business Operations, said Welling would be responsible for local strategic direction and developing new business opportunities, as well as increasing revenue streams in the Las Vegas meetings and conventions market. Welling ...

Las Vegas to host global aviation summit

Senior executives from the global aviation industry will meet in Las Vegas, 25-27 August, for a summit to discuss emerging changes affecting the sector. The 24th Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit annual event returns to Las Vegas following a record-setting Summit held in the destination in 2017. The event is co-hosted by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and L...

Las Vegas Conference Centre appoints Elon Musk’s Boring Company for new transport system

As CMW reported 6 March, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) had recommended The Boring Company (founded by Elon Musk) to design, build and operate a vehicle to act as a people carrier for the Las Vegas Convention Centre. Now the deal has been announced and the proposed route for the vehicle will incorporate a loop of underground express route tunnels. The route will potentiall...

LVCVA recommends Elon Musk’s The Boring Company for new electric transport

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has announced a recommendation to select The Boring Company (TBC), founded by Elon Musk, to design, construct and operate a people mover for the Las Vegas Convention Center via a loop of underground express-route tunnels that could carry passengers in autonomous electric vehicles at high speeds. The project, subject to approval by the LVCVA B...

TV star and restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump opens new Vegas venue

Television star and restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump is to open her first Las Vegas venue in early 2019, partnering with Caesars Palace to create Vanderpump Cocktail Garden. The venue will be available for buyouts, accommodating meetings and events for up to 100 people. Bringing a taste of Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the cocktail garden will take a page from Vanderpump’s successful restaurants and...

Caesars Entertainment extends partnership with Nobu Hotels

Robert De Niro, chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Caesars Entertainment CEO Mark Frissora were present for the fifth anniversary celebration of the Nobu Hotel, Caesars Palace. Frissora announced a decade-long extension of the partnership between Nobu Hotels and Caesars, while Horwell – the group that owns Nobu – announced plans for 20 additional hotels by 2020. Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace bills itself a...

The Los Angeles Convention Center launches strawless campaign for America Recycles Day

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) announced a ban on all straws during a sustainability presentation at the National League of Cities (NLC) City Summit on November 9, 2018. The United States uses over 500 million plastic straws every day; most of which end up polluting oceans and killing marine life. The LACC, in partnership with in-house caterer Taste of LA by Levy Restaurants, will cease ...

Caesars to open Jimmy Kimmel Comedy Club ahead of new meetings venue

Caesars Entertainment has announced it will be partnering with comedian Jimmy Kimmel to open Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club, which will be connected via skybridge to the upcoming meetings venue Caesars Forum. Caesars Forum is a $375m development which will expand Caesars meetings offering in Las Vegas, and is scheduled to be completed by 2020. The new comedy club will offer a unique form of entertainm...

Caesars Entertainment to eliminate 200 million single-use plastic straws

Caesars Entertainment has announced a new phased approach to removing all single-use plastic straws from its US locations. The company estimates that they will help eliminate approximately 200 million single-use plastic straws, which would have been used once and discarded every year. The plan began in July 2018, when Caesars moved to an ‘upon request only’ policy for straws. The next phase saw Ca...

Construction set to start for Las Vegas Convention Center expansion

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) has given the go-ahead to start construction on the expansion to Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors has approved the guaranteed maximum price agreement, granting permission for the development to break ground. Steve Hill, LVCVA CEO, said: “This is an incredibly important and exciting time, not just for the LVCVA but for the e...

Las Vegas convention attendance rises

New figures from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) show that Las Vegas welcomed nearly 3.6m visitors in June 2018. More than 500,000 convention delegates passed through the destination for the month and major trade shows like Infocomm and American Water Works Association helped increase convention attendance 2.9% from June 2017. McCarran International Airport reported another...

In pictures: Visit USA Independence Ball

CMW attended the Visit USA Independence Ball held at London Hilton Bankside, 5 July. The event kicked off with a Welcome Reception, followed by a formal dinner at the Las Vegas table – and, as they do every year, Visit USA organised a Charity Raffle in aid of “Just a Drop”. For more information about Las Vegas, read the feature published in CMW’s issue 94 here: http://joom.ag/BX0Y/p52, and f...