World Class Ventures Ahead at IPW
Nevada has identified a target date of June 1 to resume 100% occupancy for large gatherings, including meetings, conventions and entertainment venues. The destination is keeping “Vegas Smart” health and safety measures at the forefront while maintaining an unparalleled guest experience. From new resorts and convention space to the latest in culinary trends, Vegas is still the place where everything is brighter, bolder, and more exciting.
New Places to Stay
Recently two new hotel casinos were added to the portfolio of Vegas resorts. In late 2020, Circa Las Vegas opened its doors. Located on downtown’s iconic Fremont Street Experience (FSE), the 1.25 million-square-foot, 777-room property stands 35 stories tall and is FSE’s first gaming resort built from the ground up since 1980. Circa features the world’s largest sportsbook, a two-story casino and Stadium Swim, a year-round pool amphitheater.
Virgin Hotels Las Vegas opened March 25 in the former home of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Featuring innovative design and function, the hotel boasts 1,504 Chambers, Grand Chamber Suites and Penthouse Suites. Virgin Hotels Las Vegas will feature more than 130,000 sq ft. of meeting space, more than five acres of luxe upgraded outdoor space and pools, and new world-class restaurants, lounges and bars.
Opening June 24, 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas is the first resort to be built on the Las Vegas Strip in more than a decade. The $4.3 billion luxury integrated resort is poised to redefine the hospitality standard in Las Vegas with advanced technology, exciting new experiences and world-class guest service. Emphasis on luxury will be found throughout the property, including a next-generation casino; world-class food and beverage options; The Theatre, a 5,000-capacity, state-of-the-art venue in partnership with AEG Presents; distinctive nightlife venues; a 5.5-acre pool complex with the city’s only infinity edge pool overlooking the Strip; an extensive retail collection, and more.
New Places to Eat
Vegas continues to welcome new, world-class dining experiences. Amalfi by Bobby Flay, the chef’s first Italian concept, opens at Caesars Palace this spring featuring a fresh, coastal Mediterranean menu, and Greek seafood hotspot Estiatorio Milos reopened at The Venetian’s Restaurant Row in March. The highly coveted dumpling and noodle spot Din Tai Fung debuted at ARIA Resort & Casino last fall, and Bāng Bar by Momofuku, an original David Chang concept, just opened at Block 16 Urban Food Hall at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
New Places to do Business
IPW delegates will be among the first to conduct business in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s highly anticipated, state-of-the-art 1.4 million-square-foot West Hall expansion. Attendees can also experience the Convention Center Loop, the first commercial underground transportation system by Elon Musk’s The Boring Company. The Loop connects the existing convention center to the West Hall expansion, whisking attendees across the 200-acre campus in all-electric Tesla vehicles, free of charge. The LVCVA also recently acquired the Las Vegas Monorail, and will continue to provide an important transportation solution for visitors.
“We can’t wait to welcome the world back to Vegas for IPW 2021 to explore both new offerings and long-standing favorites.” -Steven Hill, president and CEO, LVCVA