Key Notes: Great Un-Expectations

May 22, 2013

Think you’ve seen it all in Vegas? Look again.The entertainment mecca is experiencing another era of reinvention, and—like its former transformations—surprising visitors at every turn.

In our first annual Meetings Focus Las Vegas supplement, contributing writer Jeff Heilman uncovers it all—a hip event center in a swirly Frank Gehry-designed building, the world’s tallest observation wheel, a museum dedicated to the mob and the first boutique hotel inspired by legendary chef Nobu, to name a few of the new draws.

As Las Vegas invests billions in its infrastructure, business is also booming, and our lead story, “Brand-New Confidence,” takes a look at some of the numbers and bold new initiatives to ensure the destination remains a top player in the global meetings and conventions market.

While the ever-evolving Strip continues to be a major lure, the original heart of the city is experiencing a revival and becoming one of the hottest spots around. In “Viva Downtown Las Vegas,” Heilman explores everything from the vintage restorations to the cutting-edge new facilities gracing this retro-cool part of town, and interviews former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman about its glorious rebirth.

Meanwhile, “That’s Entertainment!” profiles several of the impressive new shows, dining options, entertainment districts, night clubs and beach clubs in Vegas, and “Calls to Action” gets groups bonding with adventures like aerial combat racing, “flight-lining” and freefalling 108 stories.

Thanks for checking out our first annual supplement on Las Vegas, where you can always expect the unexpected!


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Lori Tenny | Destinations Editor, Contributing Writer

Lori was formerly Director of Strategic Content at Meetings Today where she oversaw feature-related content for the brand, as well as custom publishing, content marketing initiatives and strategic digital projects.