Business Traveler's Guide to Las Vegas
Las Vegas has earned its “party-hearty” reputation, but lots of business — not just “monkey business” — is conducted in “Sin City.” In fact, more than 20,000 conventions are held there annually drawing millions of attendees. If you’re going to Las Vegas on business, let GAYOT.com help you make the most of your trip. Before you book your flight, check out GAYOT.com’s Las Vegas Business Travel Guide to learn where to stay, where to dine and of course, where to party.
WHERE TO STAY
Alexis Park Resort Hotel
Set within twenty lushly landscaped acres (with a sprawling courtyard as its centerpiece), this smoke-free, all-suite resort offers a quiet alternative to the Strip’s hustle and bustle. Although within walking distance of the Strip, the property is casino-free — there isn’t a slot machine in sight! Some of the suites are two stories and feature fireplaces, European wet bars, high-speed Internet access and refrigerators. On-site facilities include a bar and grill, lounge with live entertainment, a fully equipped health spa and an exercise room. This property is popular among business travelers for its audio-visual and secretarial services as well as its newly remodeled 50,000-square-foot meeting space for up to 1,600 people.
Aria Hotel and Casino
Situated on the Strip in CityCenter, the Aria Hotel boasts technologically advanced guest rooms and an environmentally friendly policy that has been awarded several LEED Gold certificates by the U.S. Green Building Council. The casino resort features guest rooms equipped with audio technology that verbally greets guests by their names when they enter the room. A simple “Good Night” even turns off the lights, closes the curtains and activates the “Do Not Disturb” sign. Dining options include Michael Mina’s American Fish, Sage, Bar Masa, Jean-Georges Steakhouse, Sirio Ristorante and Julian Serrano. Resort-wide Wi-Fi access is available for a fee, thus allowing you to spend your downtime surfing the Internet. The property also boasts 300,000 square feet of meeting space: there are four ballrooms ranging from 20,000 to 50,000 square feet and 38 meeting/executive rooms. A free tram connects Aria to the Bellagio and the Monte Carlo. Entertainment options include Haze Nightclub and Zarkana, which is a Cirque du Soleil acrobatic spectacular.
Since it opened in 1966, Caesars Palace has become synonymous with Sin City. Thankfully, this Las Vegas icon has been able to survive thanks to its ability to consistently reinvent itself. The casino is constantly expanding, and several new suite towers — including the rather regal-sounding Augustus Tower — and the world’s first Nobu Hotel were recently added to provide additional rooms for guests. The rooms at The Augustus Tower are modern and spacious with amenities ranging from 42-inch plasma screen TVs to oversized soaking tubs. Nobu’s rooms feature over-sized walk-in showers made with traditional black Umi tiles with multiple showerheads and a teak bathing stool, a fixture of traditional Japanese bathhouses. Some 240,000 square feet of meeting and convention space house events and gatherings of all sizes, with rich furnishing for a truly executive feel. Entertainment is always top notch, with headliners such as Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Elton John or Rod Stewart in residence at the Colosseum. Dining can be as casual or as formal as you choose, with options such as Payard Patisserie & Bistro, New York’s legendary Rao’s and Old Homestead Steakhouse, Central Michel Richard, Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill and Restaurant Guy Savoy.