Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Viva (new) Vegas

By Denis Jensen

No need to bring meeting-goers to a tried-and-true location in Sin City. Here’s a rundown of brand-spanking-new venues in which to play, eat and party.

What’s new in Vegas? What’s not new is a better question. America’s hottest convention city continues to grow like gangbusters, as 9,000 new guest rooms are slated to be added this year.

Nearly $40 billion in new development is planned or underway between now and 2012, providing an additional 40,000 hotel and motel rooms and 5 million square feet of convention space to the more than 9.7 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide.

Even with all of this growth, the city continues to have exceptionally high occupancy rates, with a new high of 90.4% last year. Here’s a rundown of the latest, greatest offerings for meetings, conventions and incentive trips.


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