Articles tagged “las vegas”

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New Skift Report: The Future of Wellness in Meetings and Events

New Skift Report: The Future of Wellness in Meetings and Events

The Venetian Resort Las Vegas + Skift

Wellness is taking over the world. The trend is now driving billions in annual consumer spending and, in the process, is reshaping the broader travel industry. That impact naturally extends to meetings and events, which are rapidly integrating wellness and mindfulness elements into programs small and large.

2 months ago

Las Vegas Resort Named for Developer’s Son Set to Open in 2022

Las Vegas Resort Named for Developer’s Son Set to Open in 2022

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

In a thoughtful touch, real estate mogul Steven Witkoff is naming Drew Las Vegas after his late son who died of an opioid addiction, and Witkoff plans to use some of the revenues to fund a foundation that battles addiction. The resort will be a Marriott property on the north end of The Strip that will emphasize non-gaming options.

2 months ago

Wynn Resorts Has to Pay $20 Million For Steve Wynn’s Bad Behavior

Wynn Resorts Has to Pay $20 Million For Steve Wynn’s Bad Behavior

Nick Turner, Bloomberg

A mere $20 million in fines is nothing for a company that made $6.72 billion in operating revenues last year. Wynn Resorts is certainly lucky to have retained its gaming licenses in Nevada, too.

4 months ago

MGM Resorts Embarks on Two-Year Cost-Cutting Plan

MGM Resorts Embarks on Two-Year Cost-Cutting Plan

Christopher Palmeri, Bloomberg

MGM Resorts' CEO says it clearly: We're in the last stages of economic expansion this cycle. Hotel chains will begin to prepare themselves for what comes next.

6 months ago

Wynn Sues Genting for Copying Its Design for Las Vegas Resort

Wynn Sues Genting for Copying Its Design for Las Vegas Resort

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

There are only so many ways you can design a mega resort on a small piece of land so it appeals to the Vegas visitor.

6 months ago

Las Vegas Tourism Industry Moves Forward One Year After Shooting

Las Vegas Tourism Industry Moves Forward One Year After Shooting

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press

Las Vegas' reputation as a party and entertainment capital doesn't allow for long periods of mourning. But this week the city is remembering the victims of last year's shooting in ways small and large.

9 months ago

Las Vegas Opens a Marijuana Museum Built for the Social Media Era

Las Vegas Opens a Marijuana Museum Built for the Social Media Era

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

What happens in Vegas, at least at this particular museum devoted to pot, will likely be splashed all over social media. And that's by design.

9 months ago

Hotels Missing Out on Federal Security Protections

Hotels Missing Out on Federal Security Protections

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

Many hotels, including some in Las Vegas, already have systems to monitor guests for security threats, especially after the MGM Resorts massacre in Sin City. They could probably do more to get certified for federal protections.

10 months ago

Lawyers for Vegas Shooting Victims Criticize MGM Resorts

Lawyers for Vegas Shooting Victims Criticize MGM Resorts

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

The far-reaching toll of gun violence knows no bounds.

10 months ago

MGM Sues Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims to Avoid Being Sued By Them

MGM Sues Las Vegas Mass Shooting Victims to Avoid Being Sued By Them

Associated Press

Last October's mass shooting in Las Vegas has had a negative impact on MGM Resorts' profits and will likely continue to do so for some time. But let's not forget that it also took the lives of 58 people and seriously injured hundreds more. This legal maneuvering by MGM is rightfully earning the company outrage in the public sphere.

11 months ago

Tourism Boards Offer Funding to City Police Departments to Boost Security

Tourism Boards Offer Funding to City Police Departments to Boost Security

Dan Peltier, Skift

Tourism boards are usually behind the scenes of events, but Las Vegas and Nashville's organizations are often front and center in the form of security personnel hired by tourism officials through local police departments. Even if travelers don't realize this, parts of both cities' tourism budgets are very much on the front lines.

11 months ago

Caesars Employees Avoid Strike With Approval of New Labor Contract

Caesars Employees Avoid Strike With Approval of New Labor Contract

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press

The last thing Vegas — or any tourism destination for that matter — needs is a labor strike.

1 year ago