Las Vegas

AEG Facilities to manage new $2bn Las Vegas Stadium

The NFL’s Oakland Raiders have selected AEG Facilities, a division of sports, venue and live entertainment company AEG, to operate their in-construction 65,000-seat stadium.

Eldorado Resorts to acquire Caesars Entertainment for $17.3bn

Eldorado Resorts, an American hotel and casino company, has agreed to acquire Caesars Entertainment in a cash-and-stock transaction with a total value of $17.3 billion.

BPA Worldwide delivers audit verdict for CES in Vegas

Global auditors BPA Worldwide has announced the results of its CES 2019 event audit and confirms 175,212 unique visitors and exhibiting staff were in attendance during the four-day event, January 8-11, 2019, in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas on a roll with Elon Musk’s TBC transportation project

Las Vegas has moved nearer to realising Elon Musk’s People Mover transport system for the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC). The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors has approved a $48.6m contract with Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) to design and construct a People Mover for the Las Vegas Convention Centre (LVCC) able to carry passengers in autonomous elect...

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...

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