Since its 1992 Vegas debut with Nouvelle Experience at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, Cirque du Soleil has cemented its place in the Vegas entertainment landscape with eight permanent shows. Also in the firmament is international sensation Blue Man Group. Based at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, the group’s magically creative show includes exclusive 90-minute “Behind the Blue” tours.
Whatever your group pleasure, the city is ready to relax and entertain you, and from Elvis Presley to electrifying nightclubs to equestrian events, it’s playtime everywhere you go in Las Vegas.
Music fans have a ready home at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. Offering 80,000 square feet of flexible, high-tech space, the 1,504-room “original rock ’n’ roll hotel” is home to The Joint. Doubling as full-service meeting and convention space, this award-winning, 4,255-person venue hosts superstar acts such as Paul McCartney and The Who, and residencies from Santana, KISS and for the last two months, Journey.
Enthusiasts will also enjoy the Hard Rock’s displays of rare music memorabilia from The Beatles, Elton John and other legends.
The “Fab Four” also carry on at The Mirage Hotel & Casino via Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE. Originated by the late George Harrison and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, this Beatles tribute is presented at The Mirage’s 360-degree theater. Offering 3,044 rooms, including 281 suites, and more than 170,000 square feet of group space, the Mirage’s other marquee shows include Aces of Comedy and Boyz II Men. With its legendary Volcano erupting nightly, outdoor event venues include Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden. and Dolphin Habitat, and Bare Pool Lounge.
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Opened in 1968, Circus Circus Hotel & Casino is a value-driven Vegas classic offering 3,697 recently refreshed rooms and 21,400 square feet of space for groups of up to 500 people.
With aerialists, clowns and other talent performing daily under its legendary Big Top, the fun palace’s assets include the five-acre Adventuredome, the nation’s largest indoor theme park. Welcoming 3.2 million visitors last year, the park features 25 rides, including the thrilling Canyon Blaster and El Loco roller coasters, and with a covered outdoor deck for groups of up to 500, can host private events of up to 4,000 people.
In southwest Las Vegas, the 2,079-room South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is another old-school favorite. Offering 165,000 square feet of versatile space for 25 to 3,000 delegates, the off-Strip resort’s diversions include a 16-screen cinema, 64-lane bowling center and nightly entertainment. South Point’s 4,600-seat Arena and Equestrian Center attracts national equestrian championships and other events.
Striking a distinctive pose against the Vegas desert-scape, the three towers of Palms Casino Resort, including the high-end Palms Place Hotel & Spa, combine 1,200-plus guest rooms and 60,000 square feet of conference space with high-energy entertainment. With three performance venues including the 2,500-seat Pearl Concert Theater, Studio at the Palms and The Lounge, live music takes center stage, including outside at the Palms Pool, and high up at the 55th floor at Ghostbar.