Are you planning a destination event in Las Vegas? The Entertainment Capital of the World, Vegas, is also one of the top three destinations in the United States for business conventions. Not to mention the City of Las Vegas is a global leader in the hospitality industry, claiming more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world.
After over 30 years in the technology rental industry, we’ve supplied hundreds of deliveries to satisfied event planners, corporate event managers, and marketers in Las Vegas. According to our analysis, the two most important factors for attendee satisfaction are event location and available external activities. So what better place to throw a corporate event, engage attendees at a tradeshow, inform guests at a conference, host an executive retreat, or even launch a new product than the Entertainment Capital of the World?
Here are our top picks of convention resorts in and around Las Vegas after over three decades in the industry.
Las Vegas Convention Center
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The Las Vegas Convention Center is sitting at a prime location for exhibit goers, sitting adjacent to the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino and the Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel. The LVCC is also accessible from the Las Vegas Monorail at the Convention Center station.
One of the busiest facilities in the world, the LVCC’s 4.6 million total-square-foot facility is located a short distance from approximately 150,000 guest rooms. In addition to 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space, the LVCC has 225 meeting rooms and can handle seating capacities ranging from 20 to 2,500.
The Las Vegas Convention Center hosts more than 50 events annually, welcoming at least 1.5 million attendees per year. A large and versatile facility, the LVCC hosts various meeting types, including corporate group meetings, association meetings, executive meetings, large trade shows, medical and bio training, team-building meetings, expos, conventions, and much more!
The LVCC was awarded the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR facility accreditation by ISSA, the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The first facility in Nevada to receive accreditation, the STAR accreditation is considered the gold standard for safe facilities.
Sands Expo Convention Center
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Situated at 201 Sands Avenue in Las Vegas, The Sands Expo Convention Center hosts numerous conventions and other events throughout the year. Owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, this convention hall is frequently used for conventions booked at the adjoining Venetian and Palazzo resorts. Additionally, the Sands Expo is also used as overflow space for conventions that outgrow the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Compounded with the adjoining Congress Center at the Venetian and Palazzo, the Sands Expo Convention Center possesses 2.25 million square feet of combined versatile meeting and event space, making it one of the largest convention centers in the world. Additionally, one of the greatest benefits of the Sands Expo Center is its prime location and several enclosed pedestrian footbridges and walkways that connect various neighboring resorts like Caesars, Wynn Las Vegas, Treasure Island, and much more. The Sands Expo is just 4.5 miles from the McCarran International Airport and 1.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Upcoming events at The Sands Expo Convention Center include ISC International Security Conference in July, JCK Annual Trade Show in August, AUA Annual Meeting and Vision Expo in September, G2E 2021 in October, and many more!
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
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Situated at 3950 South Las Vegas Boulevard in Paradise, the Mandalay Bay Convention Center is one of the world’s largest privately owned and operated convention centers. The fifth-largest convention center in the United States, Mandalay Bay, is attached to the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino owned and operated by MGM Resorts International.
From trade shows to executive gatherings and international conventions, The Mandalay Bay Convention Center and surrounding facilities have the venues, expertise, and resources to make your Las Vegas event successful.
Though the Mandalay Bay Events Center is known for headline concerts, world championship boxing events, and more, it can also be reserved for your next meeting, convention, sales rally, or corporate party. The 12,000-seat full arena setting rounds out Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino’s more than 2-million-square-feet of meeting space.
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
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Located at 4590 South Virginia Street in Reno, just south of downtown, this modern, captivating exhibition hall is known for its state-of-the-art facility, technological amenities, and extensive capacity.
The Reno-Sparks Convention Center features five contiguous, columnless exhibition halls with 381,000 square feet of connected space. Each exhibit hall provides drive-in access through 8 of the 19 connected freight doors. The eight drive-in doors are 39’ wide by 32’ high and provide easy access for oversized equipment, vehicles, and even aircraft. This convention hall also includes electrical, water, gas, and air distribution systems. The RSCC can accommodate groups from 50 to over 3,000 via fifty-three meeting rooms that complement the convention center. There is always easy access to exhibit and registration areas for your attendees’ convenience via the RSCC’s strategically placed meeting space.
The Reno-Sparks Convention Center is home to countless events throughout the year, including sporting conventions, championships, competitions, camps, graduations, tech showcases, trade shows, anniversaries, expos, and more!
Thinking about adding virtual or hybrid elements to your next event? The Reno-Sparks Convention Center’s i-Studio can easily be used for your virtual meetings, keynote speakers, panel discussions, or presentations. In addition, the RSCC’s virtual event format allows your vendors, sponsors, and audience to connect virtually through a mix of live sessions, keynote speakers, vendor showcases, and interactive breakout sessions.
Mirage Event Center
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Located at 3400 South Las Vegas Boulevard in Paradise, The Mirage is a 3,044-room Polynesian-themed casino resort and event center owned by MGM Resorts International.
Renovated in 2019, the Mirage features over 220,000-square-feet of total meeting space and over 3,000 guest rooms. The largest meeting room, the Mirage Events Center, has 89,400 square feet and seats 8,650 people. The world-famous Mirage volcano sets the tone for guests as it lights up at night in front of the resort. This Four Diamond award winner is centrally located on The Las Vegas Strip with easy access to transportation and just 3 miles away from the McCarran International Airport.
The Mirage has numerous restaurants and bars and is also a premier entertainment destination that hosts musical performances, comic lineups, and even magic.
The meeting spaces at The Mirage are perfect for trade shows, exhibits, concerts, and galas. The recently renovated resort features state-of-the-art fiber optic, power, lighting, and rigging support to accommodate even the most complex meetings and shows.
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