Tourism

New NoMad brings unique sense of chic to central Strip

The entrance to the NoMad Las Vegas, a boutique hotel that occupies the top four floors of the Park MGM, shown Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

NoMad Las Vegas, which opens Friday within the newly remodeled Park MGM, was designed to give guests a residential feel, not one of staying in a corporate-owned hotel. From the boutique rooms to the bar and restaurant, the intention is to give guests the feeling that they are ...

NoMad Las Vegas now taking room reservations for Oct. 12 soft opening

A guest room is shown at NoMad Las Vegas, which is set for a soft opening on Oct. 12. The property pledges to bring the grandeur of European casino resorts to the Strip.

Room reservations for NoMad Las Vegas are now available for booking. The luxury hotel, located on the top floors of the newly renamed and remodeled Park MGM, will host its soft opening Oct. 12. The 293-room hotel includes a high-limit casino, a Moroccan-style pool ...

Convention Center expansion price set at $935 million

The $860 million project is set for the site of the former Riviera.

The project originally was budgeted for $860 million. The increase reflects a $10.5 million acquisition of a neighboring property, construction additions and changes in ...

Tourism board OKs $375,000 salary for new CEO

Steve Hill, president and chief operating officer of the LVCVA and chairman of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority speaks during Caesars Entertainment Community Review reception at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino Monday, March 5, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Chief Executive Officer Steve Hill will receive a $375,000 annual contract. The board unanimously approved Hill’s new ...

315K tourists expected in Las Vegas during Labor Day weekend

Tourism officials expect 315,000 people to travel to Las Vegas during Labor Day weekend ...

Hilton's Waldorf Astoria to debut in Las Vegas

The Mandarin Cocktail Bar at Mandaran Oriental on the Las Vegas Strip is shown in 2015 after a renovation. Hilton will begin rebranding the Mandarin Oriental hotel as a Waldorf Astoria Friday, a transition for the 389-room, casino-less property that will lead to renovations and mark the debut of another luxury brand on the world-famous corridor.

Hilton will begin rebranding the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the Las Vegas Strip as a Waldorf Astoria Friday, a transition for the 389-room ...

New Las Vegas tourism boss: 'We need to look at who our customers are going to be in the future'

Steve Hill, president and chief operating officer of the LVCVA and chairman of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority speaks during Caesars Entertainment Community Review reception at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino Monday, March 5, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Steve Hill has already played a significant role in shaping the future of Las Vegas tourism. Hill led the charge for a room tax increase to partially fund the Las Vegas stadium (Hill is director of the Las Vegas Stadium Authority) and the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion project. Additionally, while he ...

Tourism board OKs $400,000-plus retirement package for outgoing CEO

CEO of the LVCVA Rossi Ralenkotter speaks about sports in Las Vegas during the 2018 Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame ceremony at the Orleans Arena, on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Las Vegas.

The board of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved a retirement package for exiting Chief Executive Officer Rossi Ralenkotter ...

Fremont Street video canopy getting $32 million upgrade

In this March 22, 2012, photo, tourists watch the canopy light show at the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.

A $32 million upgrade of the Fremont Street Experience will make one of downtown Las Vegas’ biggest attractions brighter than ever. The upgrade will make the Viva Vision video canopy seven times brighter and allow ...

Convention authority CEO cleared in spending investigation

CEO of the LVCVA Rossi Ralenkotter speaks about sports in Las Vegas during the 2018 Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame ceremony at the Orleans Arena, on Friday, May 11, 2018, in Las Vegas.

Metro Police found no criminal wrongdoing in spending practices by Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Rossi Ralenkotter ...

Popular Laughlin river event resurfaces, aiming to leave a tidy wake

Participants float along on the Colorado River as part of the Laughlin River Regatta Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. The popular event is returning this weekend after being canceled last year over concerns about trash left behind.

Heaps of garbage floating in and around the Colorado River — littered plastic bottles, cans, life jackets, flip-flops and more — provided plenty of cringeworthy images for officials after the 2016 Laughlin River Regatta. The mess from the record crowd ...

With showgirl imagery, Las Vegas seeks iconic welcome to downtown

The likenesses of showgirls are seen the evening before their debut at Las Vegas Boulevard and Main Street as part of the city’s new gateway, Monday, Aug. 6, 2018.

Former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman was usually flanked by showgirls at public appearances. It seems only fitting that a pair of showgirl likenesses now welcome travelers ...

Manufacturing sector growing as Nevada diversifies beyond tourism

Nevada is growing industries that historically haven’t been major economic drivers for the state, diversification that experts say will reduce the reliance on tourism revenue. Manufacturing, which has historically made up ...

LV Sands commits $75 million to MSG Sphere arena project

Renderings, provided by the Madison Square Garden Company, of the proposed "MSG Sphere Las Vegas" arena project. The arena is a joint venture with Sands Corporation, to be built behind the Venetian and Palazzo. It's slated to open in 2020.

Las Vegas Sands Corp. will contribute $75 million to the MSG Sphere arena project being built behind two of its Las Vegas Strip properties. Documents filed Wednesday to the Securities and Exchange Commission show Sands will pay out the money to Madison Square Garden Co. incrementally upon construction milestones being met on the site owned by the gaming giant. The project's final price has yet to be revealed. The 360-foot-tall by 500-foot-wide facility features a ...

Caesars breaks ground on $375 million conference center

An artist's rendering of the Caesars Forum conference center projected to open in 2020 just off the Las Vegas Strip.

Caesars Entertainment has booked $70 million in business for its new Caesars Forum conference center, even before any work on the project is underway. “That’s just ...