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Professional Convention Management Association

December 2012

Vegas: Meeting in the Entertainment Capital of the World

Jennifer N. Dienst
in less than five minutes via the hotel’s onsite monorail station. The hotel’s nearly 3,000 guest rooms and suites have been updated with a new contemporary look, and in addition to the newly introduced Classic Suites Collection, groups now have access to the hotel’s one-of-a-kind Sky Villas and themed suites.

LVH’s meeting facilities have few, if any, rivals in Las Vegas. Adjacent to the 3.2-millionsquare- foot Las Vegas Convention Center, the property offers nearly 200,000 square feet of meeting space on one convenient level. Highlights include the 70,000-square-foot Paradise Event Center, the 43,130-square-foot LVH Pavilion, and the 35,000-square-foot LVH Ballroom. Smaller spaces include 14 conference rooms, two boardrooms, and two new private rooms in the hotel’s North Tower. An on-site production staff provides state-of-the-art audiovisual services, and both planners and attendees will appreciate the hotel’s full-service business center.

For after-hours drinks or private group dinners, the hotel’s 13 restaurants and plethora of bars provide plenty of F&B options. For on-site recreation, guests can choose from the cabana-studded pool complex, spa and fitness center, cabaret lounge, or theater with live entertainment. And a Vegas experience wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the hotel’s 74,000-square-foot casino or SuperBook - the world’s largest sports wagering venue.

At a Glance

Meeting facilities: Nearly 200,000 square feet of meeting space in addition to the adjacent 3.2-million-square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center

Number of guest rooms: 2,956

Amenities: A 74,000-square-foot casino, 30,000-square-foot Super- Book (the world’s largest sports-wagering venue), 13 restaurants, two shopping promenades, pool, spa and fitness center, and six tennis courts.

For more information: LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Gavin Mealiffe, Vice President of Sales; (800) 367-7917; dos@THELVH.com; www.THELVH.com

New Rooms, New Design, New Experiences

MGM GRAND(h2) MGM Grand delivers the ultimate in nightlife, dining, and entertainment - and the world-renowned Las Vegas resort is taking it all up a notch. In the midst of a 360-degree resort renovation that will revamp everything from its guest rooms to the 170,000-square-foot casino floor, MGM Grand is set to debut a whole new look in 2012.

For small gatherings, large conventions, and every size meeting in between, MGM Grand’s outstanding facilities and impeccable service set a new standard for flawlessly executed events. The resort’s 602,000 square feet of meeting space, including the 380,000-square-foot Grand Conference Center and the new, 92,000-square-foot Marquee Ballroom, can easily be adapted for meetings and events of all types and sizes. And no matter how small the event, meeting planners are guaranteed assistance from MGM Grand’s award-winning staff of Certified Meeting Professionals.

Just as is the case with its collection of flexible meeting spaces, MGM Grand has accommodation types to fit every mood and occasion. The boutique-style West Wing offers 700 rooms with the perfect balance of comfort and style, and the two-story SKYLOFTS on the top two floors of MGM Grand have a wow factor that will impress the most discerning of VI Ps. The Signature, a non-smoking, non-gaming retreat connected to MGM Grand, also offers three towers of all-suite, oversized accommodations.

Recreation and amenities at MGM Grand include some of the hottest, in demand venues on The Strip - including Cirque du Soleil’s “KÀ“ and the Wet Republic Ultra Pool. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, MGM Grand’s surplus of on-site activities means attendees will never have to - or want to - leave the property.

At a Glance

Meeting space: 602,000 total square feet of meeting space, including the 380,000-square-foot Grand Conference Center, the 16,800- seat MGM Grand Garden Arena, and the 740-seat Hollywood Theatre

Number of guest rooms: 5,044

Amenities: 170,000-plus square feet of gaming, “KÀ” by Cirque du Soleil, MGM Grand’s Crazy Horse Paris Cabaret, the 6.6-acre Grand Pool Complex, 17 dining options, seven bar and lounge options, the 30,000-square-foot Grand Spa, and dozens of shops and boutiques

For more information: MGM Grand, (800) 929-1112 or (702) 891- 1200; hotelsalesleads@lv.mgmgrand.com; www.mgmgrand.com/meetings(BH)

Vegas Starts Here


The first mega resort to light up Las Vegas more than 20 years ago, the 102-acre Mirage is still setting the pace for what’s hip and hot on The Strip. This property makes a big impression starting at the door, where an erupting volcano and flora-filled indoor atrium greet guests on arrival, and at the front desk, where more than 1,000 types of marine life fill a 20,000-gallon aquarium. From the saltwater pool complex to the colorful yet Zen design of the guest rooms, The Mirage takes paradise to a whole new level.

In 2008, The Mirage’s AAA Four-Diamond accommodations underwent an $85-million, floorto- ceiling overhaul, remodeling rooms and suites into a sleeker, more modern design, chock-full of amenities. Four levels of suites, lanais with private pools and gardens, and two- and three-bedroom villas round out the accommodation mix.

Meeting space at The Mirage is just as flexible and plentiful. The 90,000-square-foot Mirage Events Center can be reconfigured as ballroom space for galas or as exhibition space for trade shows. Smaller event spaces - including the Volcano, Bare Pool Lounge, and Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat - offer myriad options for special events.

From a Brazilian steakhouse to playful American cuisine at STA CK Restaurant & Bar, The Mirage’s six fine-dining options span the globe and the palate. Nine casual dining outlets include favorites like BLT Burger, California Pizza Kitchen, and Carnegie Deli, and entertainment options - like “The Beatles LOVE” by Cirque du Soleil and “Terry Fator: Ventriloquism in Concert” - are just as diverse and crowd-pleasing. An on-site spa and casino as well as shopping and nightlife will always give meeting attendees something new to explore.

At a Glance

Meeting space: More than 170,000 square feet of total meeting space, including the 90,000-square-foot Mirage Events Center

Number of guest rooms: 3,044 guest rooms, including 281 suites

Amenities: A 100,000-square-foot casino, 15 restaurants, 11 bars and lounges, “The Beatles LOVE” by Cirque du Soleil, “Terry Fator: Ventriloquism in Concert,” Aces of Comedy, Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat, The Mirage Pool and Bare Pool Lounge, The Mirage Spa and Kim Vô Salon

For more information:The Mirage, (702) 791-7171; GroupSales@mirage.com; www.mirage.com/meetings

Memorable Meetings at the Heart of the Strip(h2)


At Wynn Las Vegas

Awarded the coveted AAA Five-Diamond award more times than any other hotel property in the world, Wynn Las Vegas is still setting the bar since it debuted on The Strip in 2005. When combined with the luxurious yet understated accommodations, meeting space, and amenities of the neighboring Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, meeting planners will find an abundance of options at their fingertips.

Meeting and event space at Wynn and Encore is just as varied and spacious as its guest rooms and suites. Touches of luxury - like floor-to-ceiling views of the property’s pools - can be found throughout the meeting rooms, as well as high-speed wireless Internet and the latest in audiovisual capabilities. Both the Wynn and Encore provide planners with a team of meeting professionals, including a convention concierge, catering manager, and convention service manager.

Whether planners want to treat attendees, or attendees just want to treat themselves,

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