Las Vegas is the city of celebration – of life, food, and fun. A desert oasis with more than 40 million visitors a year, its tenacity and liveliness make it the perfect destination for your next corporate event. Our AlliedPRA Las Vegas office has the low-down on some top destinations to kick-start your planning for 2018 and beyond.
Enclave, one of the city’s newest full-service event venues, opened in March. The 75,000-square-foot venue can host social, corporate, private events, and more. Venue features include a variety of ballrooms, a production studio, board and conference rooms, an outdoor garden, 9,000 square feet of unobstructed space, and a rooftop deck. The largest event space and hold as many as 900 theater-style.
MB Steak, the latest restaurant from brothers David and Michael Morton, opened at the Hard Rock Hotel in May 2017. Featuring a menu helmed by chef Patrick Munster, offering a variety of New York strip steaks, seafood dishes, and complementary appetizers. The 7,800-square-foot venue has two floors: The first floor has a main dining room, bar, and private bar room, and the second floor has a 60-seat private dinging room, a garden bar, and a lounge.
In April, the Liberace Foundation for the Performing and Creative Arts unveiled the Liberace Garage, a new museum that showcases the performer’s former vehicles from stage acts. Located inside the Hollywood Cars Museum, the venue’s automobiles include a 1961 Rolls Royce Phantom V limousine shown in HBO’s Behind the Candelabra and a Crystal Roadster that Liberace used to ride onto the stage at the Radio City Music Hall. The 5,000-square-foot space can accommodate 300 reception-style for special events.
Latin-American restaurant Chica opened in the Venetian’s Restaurant Row in May. Helmed by Venezuelan chef Lorena Garcia of Top Chef Masters, in partnership with John Kunkel’s 50 Eggs restaurant group, the restaurant offers a menu inspired by cuisine from a variety of countries including Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, and Peru. The 12,000-square-foot space holds 400 reception-style and is available for full buyouts. The venue also has two private rooms with an air wall that can be removed to make a large space for private events.
MGM Resorts International partnered with New York-based Sydell Group on the $450 million transformation of the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino into the Park MGM hotel. The rebranding, which is slated to debut this spring, started with the debut of the Park Theater last year and 77,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space in October, which includes 43 meeting rooms and an outdoor terrace. In the second quarter of 2018, the hotel will offer the city’s first-ever Executive Meeting Center and Ideation Labs, which involves two meeting areas designed the maximize productivity for small groups. The completed hotel, which will be designed by British designer Martin Brudnizki, will have 2,700 guest rooms and restaurants including the South of France-inspired Primrose and Bavette’s Steakhouse & Bar.
Las Vegas’s first eSports venue, eSports Arena Las Vegas, will open at Luxor Hotel and Casino in early 2018. The 30,000-square-foot, multi-level arena will serve as a destination for eSports tournaments, featuring a competition stage, LED video wall, telescopic seating, gaming stations, and production studios. Additionally, the venue will debut an eSports-inspired food and beverage program led by ThinkFoodEntertainment, a division of José Andrés’s ThinkFood Group, and Allied eSports, a global network of dedicated sports properties and content production facilities.
Taking over the former Serendipity 3 space at Caesars Palace, Gordon Ramsay Hell’s Kitchen is awaiting your next event. The 8,000-square-foot restaurant from the celebrity chef will offer brunch, lunch, and dinner inspired by dishes created on Ramsay’s reality cooking competition show. The space, which will seat nearly 300 guests, will feature a giant image of Ramsay and a flaming pitchfork at the entrance, a bar screening episodes from the show’s previous 17 seasons, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that offer views of the Las Vegas Strip.
Rainer Becker’s Zuma, an international modern Japanese restaurant chain, opened its first Las Vegas location inside the Cosmopolitan in 2017. The restaurant serves sharable dishes that are brought out continuously, inspired by the traditional izakaya dining style. The 9,000-square-foot restaurant, which is designed by Studio Glitt’s Noriyoshi Muramatsu, has 5,000 square feet of dining space. Seating 210 in total, the restaurant offers full buyouts and holds private events in two dining rooms that each seat 14.
The Aquatic Club at the Palazzo opened in April. Spanning 12,572 square feet, the social pool club offers guests a variety of curated weekend events, including pop-up synchronized swimming performances, in-water table tennis, live acoustic music, and tastings by invited distilleries and mixologists. Available for private events, the space holds as many as 175 with daybeds and lounge chairs, or as many as 350 without.
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa debuted the Palms Executive Conference Center in October. Located in the resort’s Palms Tower, the conference center has more than 15,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor space and pre-function space, the latter of which has an expansive patio surrounded by greenery and waterfalls. The venue also was designed to be green, with features such as hydration stations to limit plastic water bottle use, electronic signage, linen-less tables, online event menus, and recycled notepads. Spaces invlude the Parian room that can accommodate as many as 200 guests for receptions, plus nine breakout rooms that hold between 10 and 100 guests.
Minus5 Experience opened its third Las Vegas location at the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian and the Palazzo in July. The ice bar offers vodka cocktails served in a glass made of pure ice, and features chairs, a gondola, a tree, and more elements carved out of ice. The 3,000-square-foot space can hold as many as 100 reception-style for private events.
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