• 03-APR-2017

  • Las Vegas

Las Vegas News Briefs - April 2017

Las Vegas Continues to the Take Top Spot Among Trade Show Destinations
Las Vegas maintains its long-standing reputation as the leading destination for business travel. For the 23rd consecutive year, Las Vegas was named the country’s No. 1 trade show destination according to the Trade Show News Network (TSNN) “2016 TSNN Top 250 Trade Shows in the United States” list. According to the list, Las Vegas hosted 57 of the largest shows held in the country last year. The coveted list by TSNN represents the largest 250 trade shows held in the country each year, ranked by net square footage. For more information, contact Maria Phelan, LVCVA, mphelan@lvcva.com​.

LVCVA Board Votes on NASCAR
Las Vegas Motor Speedway will hold a pair of aces next year as the 1.5-mile superspeedway doubles down with a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race for the 2018 season and beyond. The speedway made the announcement at a joint news conference with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at Cashman Center Wednesday, March 8, just two days before the green flag drops on its 2017 NASCAR weekend. LVMS will host the new Monster Energy Cup race beginning in the fall of 2018 in addition to its customary March NASCAR weekend. For more information, contact Jeremy Handel, LVCVA, jhandel@lvcva.com.

The Mob Museum Announces Improvement Project
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, announced plans to make substantial capital improvements to the Museum beginning in early 2017. While construction is underway, the Museum will remain open. Improvements will encompass additional exhibits, interactive venues and a brand-new integrated retail and food service experience developed with the Museum’s long-term partner Event Network. Additional exhibits and experiences will be announced in coming months. For more information, contact Erika Pope, Vox Solid Communications, epope@wearevoxsolid.com.

Sugar Factory Introduces Chocolate Lounge
Sugar Factory is thrilled to announce the grand opening of the new luxurious Sugar Factory Chocolate Lounge, located on the second floor of the Plaza at Fashion Show. This "sweet" location overlooking the strip is perfect for chocolate lovers of all ages, but especially for adults looking for a more intimate dining experience. In addition to an indulgent selection of dishes, all cocktails and beverages are served in original delectable chocolate dipped glassware. For more information, contact Nicole Bullis, nicole@one7communications.com.

Wynn Las Vegas Launches The Wynn Master Class Series
Wynn Las Vegas debuts a new experiential program, featuring a collection of thoughtfully curated master classes and workshops that invite guests and visitors to go behind the scenes and learn from the experts inside exclusive areas throughout the resort. Beginning in April, the Wynn Master Class Series will offer interactive courses led by master chefs, sommeliers, mixologists and artisans. From blending varietal wines alongside a master vintner to learning Red-Carpet beauty secrets and techniques from an internationally renowned stylist, the innovative, one-of-a-kind experiences invite guests to acquire new skills while visiting Las Vegas. For more information, contact Aleksandra Baranova, Wynn Las Vegas, Aleksandra.Baranova@wynnlasvegas.com.

Las Vegas’ Premier IV Wellness Spa Doubles Down on Las Vegas With Second Reviv Location
Beginning March 23, REVIV will offer its Hydrating IV Infusions and Energizing Booster Shots from a second location in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas.  The only IV company on the Strip and the first of its kind to open an upscale IV Wellness Spa, REVIV has been serving the Las Vegas community and its tourists since 2013 at the original location at the MGM Grand. REVIV’s upscale setting will relax guests as they are able to receive all treatments in luxurious massage chairs in private rooms or hang out with friends and watch television or chat in the group rooms. All REVIV treatments are made-to-order and administered by registered nurses.  For more information, contact Michelle Wilmoth, PR Plus, michelle@prpluslv.com.

Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group Las Vegas to Launch Guest Chef Dinner Series April 1
The Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group (B&BHG) in Las Vegas is launching its first guest chef dinner series beginning Saturday, April 1. The dinner will take place at Carnevino Italian Steakhouse at The Palazzo. B&BHG will host dinners throughout the year. Upcoming guest chefs will include Nancy Silverton (along with Batali and Bastianich), Frank Langello (executive chef of another B&BHG hotspot, Babbo Enoteca in New York), and Shirley Chung (former "Top Chef" contestant and executive chef of Twenty Eight in Newport Beach, California). For more information, contact Marina Nicola, Vox Solid Communications, mnicola@wearevoxsolid.com.

New $15M Corporate Social Event Venue Opens in Las Vegas
Enclave, a $15 million high-tech corporate and social event venue located a mile from McCarran International Airport, has officially opened a year after breaking ground. The launch of Enclave comes as Las Vegas attracts a record number of visitors to the city for tourism and business, pushing up rates for meeting and event spaces. The 75,000 square-foot multi-purpose venue has 22 rooms of various sizes and functions, including ballrooms, conference rooms, dressing rooms and a bridal room. Enclave will offer services such as event production, beverage service, cuisine and branding aimed at corporate events, product launches, trade shows and weddings. For more information please contact Karin Gillard, Enclave Director of Sales, kgillard@enclavelv.com.