Nevada Senate Approves Las Vegas Convention Center Expansion

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The Nevada Senate has approved plans for a renovation and expansion to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), home to thousands of business events, including CES®, the world’s largest innovation event, which draws 165,000+ attendees to Las Vegas annually.

Nevada’s Culinary Celebrations

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For the 23rd year in a row, the oasis in the Nevada desert was named the No. Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. The post Nevada’s Culinary Celebrations appeared first on Smart Meetings.

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Major Meeting Venues: Nevada

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Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. The post Major Meeting Venues: Nevada appeared first on Smart Meetings. Lake Tahoe. Edgewood Tahoe. 154 guest rooms, all with gas fireplaces; two conference rooms totaling 3,200 sq.

Foodie Favorites for Day and Night in Nevada

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Mark Estee’s Chez Louie at Nevada Museum of Art. Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. The post Foodie Favorites for Day and Night in Nevada appeared first on Smart Meetings. Lunch.

TripAdvisor Ranks Atlantis No. 1 Resort in Reno

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More than 60,000 square feet makes up the casino floor, where guests can play the newest slot machines and table games, oftentimes the first offered in northern Nevada. Nestled at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Reno enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine each year.

Las Vegas No. 1 Among Most Fun Cities

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Reno, Nevada. It’s no surprise that the most fun cities in the United States, according to a new report released by WalletHub, are also key meeting destinations. Las Vegas ranked No. 1 in the poll, which compared the 150 largest U.S.

Tailor-Made Team Building

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At Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, Nevada, groups can do just that. The 164-foot, outdoor Big Wall at the hotel’s BaseCamp Climbing Gym presents a formidable challenge—and, from the top, views of downtown Reno and the Sierra Nevada. Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, Nevada.

The Dish on 6 Hospitality Trends for 2017

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California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada join the ranks of Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska in legalizing recreational cannabis. Andrew Freeman is an industry expert who uses his personal insights and vast connections to predict the future in his annual hospitality trends report.

25 Best Attractions to Visit This Spring

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High Roller – Las Vegas, Nevada. Mid-bloom into the season, TripAdvisor has released its Seasonal Attractions Trend Index for spring. Based on year-over-year search activity on TripAdvisor’s website, the list of top 25 U.S.

San Antonio No. 1 Among Best Cities for Conferences

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Reno, Nevada. Cities with the largest convention centers and most hotels aren’t always the best cities for conferences.

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AFR Furniture Rental Acquires Kool Party Rentals

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Kool only services Arizona, California and Nevada right now, so our plan is to take the best of what they have and bring it to the rest of the industry,” says Schmitt, noting this includes many illuminated products and decor items. On April 12, AFR Furniture Rental, a national lounge furniture rental company for live events, announced its acquisition of West Coast-based Kool Party Rentals.

Behind The Scenes at Life Is Beautiful – #EventIcons Episode 48

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Life Is Beautiful is an annual music, culinary, art, and learning festival held in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada. Life Is Beautiful!

Vail Resorts Acquires Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort for $1.1 Billion

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Vail Resorts, one of the largest ski resort operators in the United States, announced that it plans to acquire Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in British Columbia for $1.1 billion by the end of the year.

Aspen Skiing and KSL Capital Acquire Mammoth Resorts

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The area is also considered a prime destination for hikers and mountain-bikers from California, Nevada and Arizona. Image credit: Mammoth Mountain Resorts. A pair of Colorado -based firms are heading West. Aspen Skiing Co.

Smart Women 2017: Industry Leaders

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Company or organization: Creative Coverings in Sparks, Nevada. Cara Banasch. Job title: Senior vice president of business development and strategy. Company or organization: New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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Major Expansion for Las Vegas Convention Center

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Las Vegas will totally benefit from action taken by the Nevada State legislators last week when a bill was approved for the expansion and renovation of Las Vegas Convention Center and the development of domed football stadium. Tourism is Nevada’s No.

5 On-Fire Ideas to Borrow From Burning Man

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Every summer, tens of thousands of attendees convene for Burning Man in the Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada to embrace self-expression, view breathtaking art installations, participate in interactive performances and dance to booming electronic music until dawn.

Tailor-Made Team Building

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At Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno, Nevada, groups can do just that. The 164-foot, outdoor Big Wall at the hotel’s BaseCamp Climbing Gym presents a formidable challenge—and, from the top, views of downtown Reno and the Sierra Nevada. Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, Nevada.

Associations Hit It Big at Gaming Properties

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As initiatives like Vegas Means Business keep Fortune 100 companies coming to the Las Vegas Strip, midsize cities like Reno, Nevada , are snagging groups like International Association of Fire Chiefs , which met at Peppermill Reno in March.

U.S. Travel Gets Political with Ad Campaign

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1 employer in the state of Nevada, and supports one in nine jobs across America—so where better to remind all political players of that than Las Vegas, host of the final presidential debate?”

Essential conferences for event planners in 2017

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June 12-16, Las Vegas, Nevada. June 19-22, Las Vegas, Nevada. October 8-9, Las Vegas, Nevada. October 10-12, Las Vegas, Nevada.

MPI Announces New Courses to Address Security, Risk Management

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The course was first launched earlier this year and will be offered five more times in 2017, in New York, Florida, Nevada and Texas.

MGM Resorts Completes Nation’s Largest Rooftop Solar Panel Array

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Nevada’s hospitality industry continues its green streak with MGM Resorts International ‘s newly expanded rooftop solar array, which is the largest of its kind in the United States.

Reno’s Foodie Takeover

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s famous Canter’s Deli opened a Nevada outlet in Silver Legacy in May. Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. Photo of Shore Room Restaurant at Renaissance Reno Downtown. The foodie takeover is not isolated to Vegas.

2016 Industry Leaders: Ed Kirby

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He has been at the Henderson, Nevada, Tourism Department for the past 13 years. Ed Kirby. National Sales Executive, Henderson Department of Tourism. Henderson, Nev. Kirby has been in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years. He began in hospitality as a valet parker and bellman.

Lake Tahoe Accommodates Dining Supply and Demand

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Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. Photo of Hard Rock Cafe, Lake Tahoe.

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Did you know that in Nevada, it’s legal for handgun license holders to drink alcohol while armed (up to a blood alcohol concentration of 0.1—that’s

Las Vegas Sands Corp. Recognized for Major Strides in Community Outreach

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Through grants totaling $320,000 to local non-profit organizations Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and HELP of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas Sands Corp. also donated a $150,000 grant for HELP of Southern Nevada, to support the Housing First Harm Reduction Model in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Convention Center’s $1.4 Billion Expansion Receives Final Approval

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Las Vegas has maintained its reputation as a leading destination for business travel because our destination has a long tradition of working together to make great strides that benefit both our visitors and those who call Southern Nevada home,” says Weekly.

Redefining Meetings & Conventions

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Serenity Spa by Westgate brings the natural atmosphere of the Rocky Mountains to the Nevada desert for the ultimate experience in relaxation and rejuvenation. Meeting Space. Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino ‘s 225,000 sq.

Leveraging Local Relationships to Prepare for a Crisis

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Planning for the worst is crucial to performing at your best during an unexpected, potentially life-threatening incident, whether it’s a natural disaster or an act of terrorism.

Puff, Puff, Plan Your Marijuana Policy for Events

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Nevada. Call it what you want— weed , grass, dope, bud, Buddha, keef, reefer, pot, ganga, Mary Jane, that sticky icky. Marijuana has been a hot social and political topic for quite some time now. Yet, as a meeting or event planner , it’s not likely in the forefront of your mind.

Las Vegas, Los Angeles Break Tourism Records

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Tourism generates nearly $52 billion annually in Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas valley. Bliss Dance by Barry Toranto, Las Vegas.

San Antonio No. 1 Among Best Cities for Conferences

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Reno, Nevada. Cities with the largest convention centers and most hotels aren’t always the best cities for conferences.

New Restaurants in Las Vegas

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Further Reading: Nevada Meetings: Served on a Silver Platter. In a city where the new thing is sometimes the only thing, those hoping to share hot new nuggets with their group have a lot to choose from.

Smart Women 2017 – Industry Leaders

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Company or organization: Creative Coverings in Sparks, Nevada. Cara Banasch. Job title: Senior vice president of business development and strategy. Company or organization: New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau.