Las Vegas continues to diversify and expand the visitor experience
The one constant about Las Vegas is that it’s always changing. With more than US$ 16 billion being invested into the destination over the next several years and beyond, there is always something new to explore.
Some of the most popular hotels will seem like new after undergoing significant renovations and rebranding. The Monte Carlo has turned into Park MGM and the boutique NoMad Las Vegas has an all-new refreshed inventory and décor. The Palms Casino Resort has enjoyed an extensive renovation, and last autumn, Waldorf Astoria made its debut on the Las Vegas Strip, replacing the Mandarin Oriental.
A new 777-room property located on the Fremont Street Experience, Circa Resort & Casino, is expected to open in December 2020 and will be the first resort built from the ground up on Fremont Street since 1980.
The MSG Sphere, in partnership with the Madison Square Garden Company and Las Vegas Sands, will open an 18,000-seat, dome- shaped performance venue, with high-tech video screens and sound capabilities; in 2021.
One of the most significant developments taking shape in Las Vegas is the evolution into a major sports destination. While a long-time host of major events like NASCAR, boxing, and the National Finals Rodeo, the success of the inaugural season of the National Hockey League’s expansion team, Vegas Golden Knights, and the announcement of the relocation of the National Football League’s Raiders has solidified Las Vegas as a top sports destination. In addition, Las Vegas is home to the Aces Women’s National Basketball League team and Las Vegas Lights FC.
As a leading meetings and convention destination, more than three million square feet of new meeting space will be added to the already substantial inventory including the widely anticipated expansion and renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center District. The multiphase plan includes a 1.4 million-square-foot addition of new space, including 600,000-square- foot of exhibition space and is currently under construction.
The Las Vegas dining scene continues to tempt taste buds with new restaurants constantly opening. Scotch 80 Prime at Palms Casino Resort reinvents steak house dining with Kobe beef, a classic cocktail cart, and an impressive whisky collection. Sadelle’s at Bellagio overlooks the iconic conservatory, bringing elegant dining with vintage style alongside popular New York classics such as bagels, smoked sh towers and chopped salads.
The Fremont East District is another local favourite, known for diverse fare in a walkable neighbourhood just east of Las Vegas Boulevard. Evel Pie pays tribute to the legendary motorcycle daredevil, Evel Knievel, while dishing up pizza by the slice. Esther’s Kitchen, in Downtown’s Arts District, serves a classic Italian menu that’s seasonally inspired using the restaurant’s own herb garden.
In terms of entertainment, The Park Theatre is a concertgoer’s dream, offering advanced audio and visual technology in an intimate 5,200-seat setting. Lady Gaga wows audiences with her Enigma and jazz and piano residencies, performing to sold-out crowds. International superstar Christina Aguilera will debut The Xperience residency at Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino this summer.
There’s no better time than now to visit Las Vegas. And with non-stop connectivity through Eurowings, Condor, and Edelweiss and a the new one-stop route through KLM, which launches service from Amsterdam in June, it’s never been more convenient, too
- The Golden Knights are based in Las Vegas and play in the T-Mobile Arena
- The famous Strip in Las Vegas by night
- The Raiders Stadium is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders NFL team from 2020.
For more on what to do and see in Las Vegas, go to visitlasvegas.com
Hall 3.1 / Stand 231