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July 17, 2018

Caesars Breaks Ground on New Vegas Conference Center




Caesars Entertainment broke ground on its new, $375 million Las Vegas conference center, the Caesars Forum, on July 16. 

The 550,000-square-foot facility will be the first facility of this size built on one level, Caesars said. It will have the two largest pillarless ballrooms in the world, equivalent to twenty-seven tennis courts or three ice hockey rinks. It will also have Forum Plaza, the first 100,000 square foot outdoor meeting and event space in Las Vegas. Designed as a multi-functional space, Forum Plaza allows planners to host receptions, meetings and live entertainment with the Las Vegas Strip as the backdrop. The conference center is also within walking distance to more than 20,000 Caesars Entertainment hotel rooms and is adjacent to the LINQ Promenade retail district.

In a written statement Caesars Entertainment President and CEO Mark Frissora noted that the company has eight properties in the center of the Las Vegas strip. 

The groundbreaking ceremony took place on the future site of the conference center, located directly behind The LINQ Promenade. Frissora was joined on stage by Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani and other Caesars Entertainment executives for the official groundbreaking.

Caesars Forum secured its first booking with the American School Counselor Association in July 2021, which will include 3,500 attendees from all over the U.S. Since then, Caesars Entertainment has gone on to contract over $70 million in conference business for Caesars Forum.

The conference center will create 1,000 local construction jobs and more than 450 permanent jobs upon opening in 2020. It will also have a LEED Silver rating. Opening in 2020, Caesars Forum will:

  • Provide direct access via skybridge to Harrah’s Las Vegas and The LINQ Hotel and Casino;
  • Be connected by pedestrian bridge to LINQ Promenade and Flamingo Las Vegas;
  • Have 300,000 square-feet of flexible meeting space, including two 110,000 square-foot pillarless ballrooms, two 40,000 square-foot ballrooms and six state-of-the-art boardrooms;
  • Accommodate more than 10,000 participants and offer more than 100 break-out rooms;
  • Be built on one floor for convenient move-in, along with nine easily accessible loading docks;
  • Have Forum Plaza, a 100,000 square-foot outdoor space, ideal for outdoor events, wellness breaks, opening cocktail receptions, meals or entertainment;
  • Be located within walking distance to eight of Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas properties.
  • Divide into multiple configurations for customers, utilizing over 2 miles of airwalls.

This announcement is the latest example of Caesars Entertainment’s investment in developing new assets for the meetings industry. This spring, the company announced plans to bring the Caesars brand to two hotels in Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach region and to the Puerto Los Cabos region in Mexico – offering conference space in key gateway cities. Last month, the company also broke ground on a new conference center at Harrah’s Cherokee in Cherokee, North Carolina. The $200 million conference center and hotel tower will feature a sprawling 83,000 square foot conference space, 725 hotel rooms, along with dining and retail outlets. In 2015, Caesars Entertainment opened Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center, the largest hotel conference complex from Baltimore to Boston.

Visit www.CAESARSFORUM.com


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