Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Commences $600 Million Convention Center Renovation

Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority renoivation

LAS VEGAS (MAY 9, 2023)

Tourism and business leaders joined today at the Las Vegas Convention
Center (LVCC) to kick off a $600 million renovation of the facility’s
legacy campus.

 The renovation will extend the contemporary design, architecture, and
customer experience of the 1.4 million square foot West Hall, which
debuted in 2021. Work will continue through 2025, with construction
designed to accommodate and minimize disruption to scheduled tradeshows.

 A ceremonial groundbreaking took place on the east side of the South
Hall, which will be transformed into a sprawling new plaza and entrance.
Steve Hill, president, and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors
Authority (LVCVA) was joined by Jim Gibson, chair of both the Clark
County Commission and the LVCVA board of directors, as well as members
of the LVCVA Board of Directors and Convention Center Oversight Panel.

“We have been the number one tradeshow destination for nearly three
decades, and we are committed to being the number one tradeshow
destination for another three decades,” said Hill. “This renovation
will provide our customers with an experience that will make them want
to come back year after year.”

Some key highlights of the renovation include:

    * The continuation of the signature West Hall exterior ribbon roof will create architectural cohesion across the entire campus.
    * An outdoor plaza and indoor lobby at the South Hall will create a sense of arrival and provide direct access to new pre-function space and a second-floor boardroom.
    * A climate-controlled interior concourse between the North Hall and the South Hall will provide interior access across the entire campus.
    * An expansive Grand Lobby between the North and Central halls will offer ample natural light and views of both halls.
    * A newly designed parking lot outside of Central Hall (Silver Lot) will feature a Vegas Loop station to transport guests to/from Wynn and Encore (expected to debut in Spring 2024).
    * Innovative technology, including sleek, digital displays, digital pylon signs, wayfinding, and interactive information kiosks throughout the facility.
    * Technology upgrades will result in upgraded electrical access for tradeshow organizers and exhibitors and increased connectivity for guests.

 The LVCVA is represented by Miller Project Management Group, which
oversees the construction of the project. Klai Juba Wald serves as the
architect of record. A joint venture comprised of the Hunt Construction
Group and the Penta Building Group serves as the contractor. More than
600 tradesmen and women will be utilized for the renovation.

 With nearly 15 million square feet of meeting and event space
throughout the destination, the convention sector continues to
significantly contribute to Southern Nevada’s economy. In 2022, Las
Vegas hosted nearly 5 million convention attendees, whose spending
during their stay directly supported an estimated 38,000 jobs, $2.1
billion in wages, and $7.5 billion in economic impact, according to the
Economic Impact of Southern Nevada’s Tourism Industry Report recently
published by the LVCVA’s Research Center. The LVCC is one of the
largest convention centers in North America. In 2022, the facility
hosted 56 conventions with a combined attendance of nearly 900,000.

 The renovation of the LVCC was set in motion in 2016 during the special
session of the Nevada Legislature. Senate Bill No. 1 (SB1) was put in
place to help fund the creation of the West Hall and the renovation of
the LVCC’s existing campus, along with Allegiant Stadium. The Las
Vegas Convention Center District Committee and Oversight Panel for
Convention Facilities were established to review and approve renovation
plans and financing.

 While construction of the $1 billion West Hall moved forward, the
renovation of the legacy campus was delayed due to the pandemic. In
August 2022, the LVCVA Board of Directors approved the design and
construction plans for the legacy campus. The project will be funded
with transfers from the LVCVA’s general fund, bonds supported by the
LVCVA’s general revenues and the 0.5% room tax authorized by SB1 of
the 2016 legislative session, and the proceeds from the sale of the
10-acre Riviera parcel.

 To learn more about the LVCC, visit [4] and [5].    

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with
marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination
worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million-square-foot Las Vegas
Convention Center (LVCC). With more than 150,000 hotel rooms and more
than 14 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas
alone, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting leisure and business
visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Las Vegas Convention
Center Loop was designed and operated by The Boring Company which also owns
the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops
throughout the resort corridor. For more information, go to [6], [7] or [8].

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