LAS VEGAS - It is already a meetings Mecca, but Las Vegas is not a town to rest on its laurels. Caesars Forum, a US$375-million conference centre is scheduled to open in March 2020.
The 51,097-sqm venue rising just east of the centre Strip will offer 27,871 sqm of flexible meeting space, including two 10,033-sqm pillarless ballrooms. Another two 3,716-sqm ballrooms, high-tech boardrooms and a 9,290-sqm outdoor plaza also are among the plans. Caesars Forum, which is being built to earn LEED Silver sustainability certification, will be directly accessible to several Caesars Entertainment properties, including the Linq Promenade, Harrah's Las Vegas, the Flamingo Las Vegas and the Linq Hotel & Casino - a total of about 8,500 guest rooms, and within walking distance of 20,000 Caesars Entertainment hotel rooms in total. Already, more than 1 million room nights have been booked at the venue, representing more than $390 million in group business.
This is an abridged version of an article that first appeared in Successful Meetings.