By Mark Chesnut
Sure, it’s Sin City, but Las Vegas is also a great place to do business, thanks to its extensive meeting space, wide array of business-friendly hotels and great venues to entertain clients and colleagues. Keeping on top of the latest dining and attractions can help make any business traveler an expert in how to wow fellow road warriors. Here are just a few of the newest ways to make that next business visit roll as smoothly as the dice.
Las Vegas Hotels
With more than 150,000 rooms, Las Vegas offers accommodations to meet nearly every taste and budget. The ARIA Resort & Casino, for example, has some 300,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as three swimming pools and a sizable nightclub. ARIA recently debuted a completely remodeled buffet, with revamped interior and exterior decor and fresh culinary offerings. Also new in the culinary vein is the Bellagio, which is hosting en Epicurean Epicenter Series, which pairs wines with creative cuisine from the resort’s chefs.
Las Vegas Entertainment
It goes without saying that there are lots of ways to have fun in Las Vegas after the business is done. Recent entertainment news includes the move from Legends in Concert, a popular tribute show, from Harrah’s Las Vegas to a new home at the Flamingo Las Vegas. At the Venetian Las Vegas, meanwhile, the Australian vocal group Human Nature has announced a new headlining residency, with a new show called “Smokey Robinson presents Human Nature: The Motown Show.”
Sports enthusiasts might want to check out SCORE! a 10,000-square-foot interactive sports exhibit that has opened at the Luxor Las Vegas. Packed with memorabilia from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Hockey Hall of Fame, Boxing Hall of Fame, U.S. Soccer Federation and other institutions, it just might be heaven on earth for sports fans.
Mark Chesnut is a travel writer, editor and publisher of LatinFlyer.com, which focuses on travel to Latin America. He hasn’t won a cent in the slot machines.