TORONTO – The Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) was in Toronto recently, as part of a North American promotional tour, to highlight new updates and offerings from key tourism partners.
In attendance were: MGM Resorts International; Caesars Entertainment; The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas; Maverick Aviation; Hard Rock Hotel & Casino; Stratosphere Hotel & Casino; Venetian/Palazzo; Wynn/Encore; Tropicana Las Vegas; Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel; Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino; Graceland Wedding Chapel; and Las Vegas Monorail.
Here’s a roundup of what’s new in Las Vegas for 2016:
- Last month Las Vegas celebrated the opening of T-Mobile Arena, a 20,000-seat arena, and The Park, an immersive outdoor park district, both on the Las Vegas Strip. T-Mobile Arena is a joint venture between MGM Resorts and AEG and will host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey and awards shows. The Park features an eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment and will be a central gathering place on The Strip’s west side.
- Stratosphere celebrates its 20th anniversary this year with a new resort pool and newly launched marketing campaign.
- Caesars if rewarding travel agents with a rewards program that allows agents to earn chips for every room booked between April 1 and June 30, 2016. They can then redeem the chips between July 1 and Dec. 28, 2016 for ‘Feeling Lucky 2016’ rewards from Caesars Entertainment. Visit caesarstravelagents.com/Promotions to register.
- Tropicana recently completed a US$200 million renovation and will be unveiling a new restaurant by celebrity chef Robert Irvine in the first quarter of 2017.
- The Venetian will debut a new Broadway-esque show by famed film director Baz Luhrmann. ‘Baz – Star Crossed Love’ opens June 25th and features performances from an ensemble cast of vocalists, actors and dancers.
- Wynn is offering a new promotion that allows guests to enrich their stay with up to $200 in resort credit. Stays of five nights will earn $200 per stay, four nights earn $150, three nights earn $100 while guests staying two nights will receive $50 in resort credit. This offer is available now through Aug. 14 for stays by Dec. 26, 2016.
- Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, which anchors Freemont Street in downtown Las Vegas, completed a $20 million renovation of its Gold Tower in 2014.
- The Spa and Salon at Golden Nugget Las Vegas was recently enhanced with an $800,000 renovation. The 15,000 square-foot retreat features eight treatment rooms, whirlpool Jacuzzis, dry saunas, herbal steam saunas, refurnished locker rooms, an upgraded fitness centre, three stylist stations and additional treatment rooms dedicated to spray tanning and skincare services.
- Las Vegas Monorail has partnered with MobileQuebes to ensure passengers stay connected at all times. MobileQubes provides portable battery rentals for mobile devices. Passengers can rent or purchase a battery pack (Qube) that they can return later; after picking up a Qube at one of Monorail’s stations, riders can return it at kiosks located in airports, hotels, convention centres, sports arenas and casinos. Qubes are compatible with both iPhone and Android devices, with no cord or power source necessary.