Attendees will soon have 1.4 million square feet of new reasons to love Las Vegas. The ceremonial final beam hoisted for Phase Two of Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) expansion marked a major milestone in updating and increasing access to the amenities that groups are looking for in the No. 1 trade show destination. What will the addition mean for groups of all sizes? With close proximity to iconic properties that provide guests ample accommodation options through 234,000 dedicated resort industry employees adhering to the highest level of service, there is no better time to experience your favorite destination.
What Will the Expansion Include?
LVCC Phase Two Expansion is a $935 million project that will add a new 600,000-square-foot West Hall, increasing the total Las Vegas Convention Center campus exhibition space to 2.5 million square feet. One exposition area alone clocks in at 328,000 square feet of flexible space. Another 150,000 square feet of meeting space is flexible enough to house 80 individual breakout sessions.
The modern entrance is dramatically punctuated by an undulating porte cochere with a geometric architectural design. It shelters an outdoor terrace that affords up to 2,000 people picture-perfect city views. The interior features a calming vibe, the play of abundant natural light and interactive LED screens.
How Tech-Friendly Is It?
In addition to some of the fastest Wi-Fi speeds in the destination, integrated audio-visual (AV) equipment streamlines presentation prep and encourages audience participation. AV upgrades and architectural planning also make safety provisions easier and more efficient.
One of the most exciting innovations could taking place on the campus of the LVCC is high-speed people mover now being drilled 40 feet underground in partnership with Elon Musk. Autonomous Tesla shuttles will whisk attendees between three passenger stations, connecting the existing 3.2 million square feet of LVCC’s space with the new 1.4 million-square-foot West Hall, turning what was a 15-minute walk into a 1.5-minute ride.
When Can Groups Experience the Expansion’s Amenities?
Phase Two will open its doors in December 2020, just in time to welcome CES. Phase Three will bring the existing 3.2 million square feet of space at the existing facility up-to-date by 2023. Construction planning for the LVCC expansion and renovation project has been meticulously planned in phases so space will always be available to accommodate groups while these incredible advancements are taking shape.