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.

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.

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.

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.

Quiz: Which Conference and Convention Hotel is Right for Your Next Event?

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Meeting Planning Quiz amenities atlantic city borgata california casino conference convention event Hotels Las Vegas Morongo movie theater Nemacolin nevada new jersey nightclub quiz resort Smart Meetings South Point spa testThe post Quiz: Which Conference and Convention Hotel is Right for Your Next Event? appeared first on Smart Meetings.

Survival Guide for a Productive IMEX Experience

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For those busy packing their suitcases and schedules for a week in Las Vegas at IMEX America , deciding what to include and what to leave out of both can be a challenge. Smart Meetings turned to the experts to compile a list of smart tips for this action-packed destination.

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New & Renovated: Luxury Abounds

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Destinations International asia beach capitol center coast colinas conference dallas Florida glam grand gulf hotel irving kempinski las Las Vegas marriott mgm naples nevada new park properties renovated resort rooms singapore stay well strip texas victorian Wellness

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Where to Host Your Next Conference: 8 Best Locations

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Las Vegas, Nevada. Las Vegas, Nevada. Atlanta, Georgia. Burley, Idaho. One of these things is not like the other. When it comes to planning a conference, location is key. After all, would you rather travel to a thriving city or a small town? Today’s conference attendees expect more.

How the Smithsonian Brought Burning Man to Washington


Going to Burning Man, the psychedelic art and music festival that pops up every year in the Nevada desert, isn't

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IMEX America Finished Strong

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A record number of business cards changed hands at the eighth annual IMEX America in Las Vegas as some 70,000 formal appointments took place at Sands Expo in a complexly refreshed Venetian Palazzo experience. That number included 64,000 individual appointments, an increase of 7 percent.

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Progress Report: Global Convention Center Outlook

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Nevada. Jacksonville Convention Center. Proposals have been approved and dreams have been shattered on the convention center circuit. Some cities have celebrated ground breakings, topping outs and ribbon cuttings.

Q&A with Dominguez Offers Illuminating Insights on IMEX America

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Events Industry Events Q&As america attendees c2 center chief sales convention dominguez experiential IMEX insight International interview Las Vegas leader learning lab meeting mgm mgm resorts michael mike nevada Planners qa sands expo suppliers what to expect

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IMEX America 2018 Continues to Break New Ground

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IMEX America’s biggest gathering ever propelled full-speed ahead on Day Three in Las Vegas, fueled by meeting planner and supplier energy and the usual steady supply of news and demos by properties and destinations. Smart Meetings kept pace with the biggest happenings. Upcoming WEC Locations.

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9 Great Hotel Fitness Facilities to Break a Sweat

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Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno, Nevada. When planning an event, it’s important to avoid disrupting the everyday routines of your attendees. While it’s tempting to fill every minute of the day, keeping attendees’ health and fitness in mind is necessary.

The Cat’s Hat is Delish

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Food & Beverage cool dessert F&B food frank sinatra Las Vegas las vegas strip nevada old fashion old school sinatra theo schoeneggerLas Vegas loves its aging celebrities.

Marriott Expanding in Las Vegas, Giving Back to Employees

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The property will occupy the unfinished Fontainebleau tower near Circus Circus Las Vegas, a 68-story, blue-glass skyscraper that is the second-highest building in Nevada, after the nearby Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower. Marriott International is the talk again.

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September 5, 2017: Burning Man Attendee Dies After Running Into Fire, Eventbrite Officially Acquires Ticketfly, 18th Charity Drops Event at Mar-a-Lago


BURNING MAN ATTENDEE DIES AFTER RUNNING INTO FIRE: A Burning Man attendee died after running into the Nevada festival's

June 8, 2017: Democratic Senators Want SXSW to Leave Texas Over Anti-Immigrant Law, Comey Testimony a TV Spectacle With Viewing Parties at Bars and Canceled Meetings, Industry Parents Want a More Mom-Friendly Cannes



8 Unconventional Museums for the Curious Mind

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This past December, The San Francisco Museum of Ice Cream sold out through its final days in February. The museum’s remarkable popularity made it clear just how much people enjoy the unexpected in a museum. While classic museums filled with art and historical artifacts are both enticing and informative, it’s refreshing to get up-close to out-of-the-ordinary objects. When booking your next event, why not book near a museum that colors outside the lines?

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.

Jack Morton partners with Kodak to showcase regenerated brand at CES 2018

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CES 2018 takes place between 9th-12th January 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kodak this week launches its immersive and interactive brand experience at CES 2018 – the global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow.

Leftovers from MGM Buffets will be Transformed into Ingredients for 800,000 Meals

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17, MGM Resorts announced that the property will be donating surplus hot meals to Three Square, a southern Nevada food bank the hospitality company founded in 2007.

Hospitality Industry Embraces Employees with Intellectual Disabilities

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Shriver and Jim Murren, chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International, “put their heads together… about their desire to really embrace inclusion ,” Dominique Ianni, director of operations for Best Buddies Nevada, told Smart Meetings.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Now live: Last Plan Your Meetings magazine of 2016

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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

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The High Camp Experience: Take Your Next Event to New Heights


With stunning views of Lake Tahoe and the picturesque backdrop of the Sierra Nevada, High Camp at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows provides the perfect setting to host a memorable meeting that attendees will be talking about long after it wraps.

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.

4 Smart Moves from Benchmark, Visit Denver and More

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Pargament received a degree in hotel management from University of Nevada Las Vegas. Shouma Moniz Kokua Hospitality appointed Shouma Moniz director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach.

Transportation of the Future: What You Need to Know about Hyperloop

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Virgin Hyperloop One’s DevLoop Test Site in Nevada. HyperloopTT Concept Design. Imagine if attending a meeting in a different city, or even a different state, required nothing more than a quick afternoon trip.

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.

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It’s Business Unusual at Renaissance Reno

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This dog-friendly hotel boasts 214 guest rooms including 28 suites with picturesque views of the Truckee River and the Sierra Nevada.

Sonoma County, After the Fire

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She was working as the director of the Nevada Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs when she accepted the Sonoma County job on Friday, Sept. Claudia Vecchio. Things have been busy for Sonoma County. From Oct.

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?”

Leading Sonoma County Tourism After the Fires

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29, Claudia Vecchio, the director of the Nevada Department of Tourism & Cultural Affairs, accepted an offer to become CEO of the Sonoma County Tourism. On Sept.

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.

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.

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.