Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. : What You Want...When You Want
Each year millions of visitors experience the freedom from everyday life that only Las Vegas offers. Las Vegas continues to astound a·stound
tr.v. a·stound·ed, a·stound·ing, a·stounds
To astonish and bewilder. See Synonyms at surprise.
[From Middle English astoned, past participle of astonen, meeting planners with its exceptional convention facilities, unmatched entertainment and attractions, world-class shopping, five-star dining, 24-hour casino action, and a multitude of other Liberating experiences. Las Vegas offers the freedom to do what you want, when you want.
Las Vegas Convention Center The Las Vegas Convention Center is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and is located in Clark County, Nevada. It is one of the largest Convention centers in the world. At the end of 2004, the center had 3. Looks to the future
Home to the 10 largest hotels in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. , Las Vegas also will be home to one of the largest convention facilities in the world when the $150 million expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center is completed in December 2001. The 1.3 million-square-foot addition to the convention center's South Halt is the most ambitious construction project in the 45-year history of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is a public agency that runs the Las Vegas Convention Center, Cashman Center, and Cashman Field and is responsible for the advertising campaigns for the Clark County, Nevada area. (LVCVA LVCVA Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority ). The project will bring the size of the center to a grand total of 3.2 million square feet, with 2 million square feet of exhibit space, and 170 meeting rooms with seating capacities from 20 to 7,500. When the expansion is complete, Las Vegas citywide meeting and convention space will total approximately 7.5 million square feet.
Leading U.S. convention site
The rapid expansion and success of the Las Vegas convention business during the past 25 years are virtually unprecedented in the annals of the convention or tourism business. In 2000, nearly 4 million convention and trade show participants traveled to Las Vegas, generating more than $4.3 billion in nongaming revenues, and helping to maintain the city's year-round average occupancy rate of 89.1 percent. Las Vegas annually hosts the lion's share of Tradeshow Week's Top 200 largest conventions, with 34 of the largest conventions held in the city in 1999.
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The electrifying e·lec·tri·fy
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1. To produce electric charge on or in (a conductor).
a. atmosphere of Las Vegas is fueled by the spectacular hotels along the Strip and the glittering downtown district. Nowhere else in the world can you visit an Egyptian pyramid, a pirate's lair, ancient Rome, New York City New York City: see New York, city.
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City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S. , France, Italy, and the lush South Pacific all in one day.
The Las Vegas entertainment scene always sizzles with the world's top performers and Las Vegas' famous signature entertainers. Year-round the world has its eye on Las Vegas as the city becomes the playing field for the biggest names in professional and college sports and the stage for special entertainment events. Annually, the city hosts the PGA's Invensys Classic (formerly the Las Vegas Invitational), the Las Vegas Bowl The Las Vegas Bowl is an NCAA-sanctioned Division I-A post-season college football bowl game that has been played annually at 40,000-seat Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1992. , the National Finals Rodeo The National Finals Rodeo, organized by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, is the premier championship rodeo event in the United States. Wrangler Jeans is the title sponsor for the 10-day event, commonly just called the National Finals or NFR, which is also sometimes , Big League Weekend, the ESPY Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and more.
In addition to its legendary gaming and headliner entertainment, Las Vegas is capturing the world's attention with a new breed of shopping and dining. On the shopping scene, Las Vegas reigns supreme as the home of the longest fashion runway in the world--the Las Vegas Strip--and is turning heads by integrating the haute-est designers and retailers with unrivaled venues to create a brand new experience: "shoppertainment." Las Vegas has earned its culinary right of passage, offering connoisseurs of superb cuisine the ultimate freedom of choice--freedom to indulge in the best Italian, French, Japanese, Cajun/Creole, Mexican, Chinese, and Continental fare offered anywhere in the world. As part of the continuing trend of culinary accolades bestowed on Las Vegas by fine dining magazines, two Las Vegas restaurants--Bellagio's Picasso and Renoir at the Mirage--have earned the coveted cov·et
v. cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets
1. To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's). See Synonyms at envy.
2. To wish for longingly. See Synonyms at desire. five-star Mobil rating for the second year in a row. This honor comes on the heels of special editorial sections on the destination in Wine Spectator, Gourmet, Ban Appetit, and Esquire magazines.
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In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. outdoor adventure, Las Vegas' sunny skies make it the perfect venue for outdoor activities. Southern Nevada offers a wealth of recreational opportunities--camping, boating, hiking, horseback riding, snow skiing, golf, tennis, and more--all within an hour's drive from the Strip.
For more information about the magic of Las Vegas, or to obtain a current schedule of events and attractions, visit the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's Web site at www.vegasfreedom.com.