About Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) attracts visitors by promoting Las Vegas as the world’s most desirable destination for leisure and business travel. The LVCVA also manages the Las Vegas Convention Center.  Las Vegas has nearly 150,000 guest rooms and nearly 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space.  Las Vegas has evolved tremendously in recent years, and continues to capture the world’s imagination. Beyond the 24-hour-a-day casino excitement are some of the best restaurants, most unique entertainment, world-class events, premier shopping and fantastic golf – not to mention the greatest variety of meetings venues and accommodations in the world.

Taxes

  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax?
    Strip Hotels are approximately 12% and Downtown Hotels are approximately 13%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 8.1%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 18% – 20%

Airport

  • How many miles from the airport to downtown?
    3.5 miles to the Strip/ 5.9 miles to Fremont Street
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    Public bus (RTC) 
  • How much does the public transportation cost? $3 – $6
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown?
    Approximately $11.00 to the Strip
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown?
    Between $12.00 -$17.00
  • How many daily flights out of airport?
    Approximately 490 flights each day
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? No
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    Southwest / Delta / Frontier / United / JetBlue / Spirit / American

Hotels

  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night?
    • 27,826 rooms ON the Strip
    • 86,891 rooms OFF the Strip
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center?
    8,629 rooms Downtown (Fremont Street)
  • How many headquarter hotel properties?
    Please ask your Sales Executive for this list.
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property?
    Please ask your Sales Executive for this list.

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center?
    1,940,631 million sq. ft.
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous?
    The largest is Central Hall at 623,058 sq. ft.
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center?
    380,000 sq. ft.
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have?
    170 meeting rooms
  • How big is the largest meeting room?
    It can accommodate up to 2,500 people
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have?
    There is no dedicated ballroom space.
  • How big is the largest ballroom?
    (see above)
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? 2002
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled?
    $860 million expansion currently in progress and scheduled to be completed by 2021
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? None
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? Cox Business
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Centerplate
  • Is the convention center a union property? Non-Union
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list? N/A
  • Here are a list of labor unions with whom planners will be required to work at the convention center: N/A

Off Site Venues

  • How many off site venues within walking distance can host up to 2,000 people? 15+
  • How many off site venues within a ten-minute bus transfer can host up to 2,000 people? 15+
  • How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center?
    Please ask your Sales Executive for this list.
  • Can you list local attractions and their whereabouts?

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