Las Vegas Convention Center
Address:3150 Paradise Road
Main Phone Number:(702) 892 - 0711
As the official destination marketing organization of Las Vegas, the LVCVA promotes tourism, conventions, meetings and special events
Largest Meeting Room:45620 (in square feet)
Smallest Meeting Room:45500 (in square feet)
Total Meeting Space:44000 (in square feet)
Total Guest Rooms:450
Total Meeting Rooms:4550
Property Brand:Las Vegas Convention Center
Last Year Renovated:2012
Venue Type: Arenas & Stadiums,Hotels,Motels,Restaurants,
Meeting Rooms:Meetings and conventions teams constantly develop efforts to keep Las Vegas "top of mind" with trade show producers and corporate meeting planners. The LVCVA's Convention Sales department promotes Las Vegas as the world's leading destination for meetings, conventions, tradeshows and incentive programs by generating business opportunities for the Las Vegas resort community and providing exceptional service to Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center customers.
Description:Las Vegas has long been a favorite recreation destination for millions of visitors. In the early 1950s, however, community leaders realized that the cyclical nature of tourism caused a significant decline in the number of visitors during the weekdays, throughout the summer months and over the Christmas season. A new market was identified in order to attract more visitors to the area during the slow periods - convention attendees. Visionary elected officials, convinced that convention business was crucial to the growth of the city, went before the Nevada State Legislature to ask for funding. In 1955, the State Legislature agreed to finance the Clark County Fair and Recreation Board (the precursor to the LVCVA) with moneys acquired from a room tax levied on hotel and motel properties in Clark County. This revenue, paid for by tourists and not by local residents, allowed the Las Vegas Convention Center to be constructed and operate without any tax assessment on Clark County residents, and allowed the LVCVA to begin a program of destination marketing. On April 29, 1959, the Las Vegas Convention Center officially opened with a 20,340-square-foot rotunda, 18 meeting rooms and a 90,000-square-foot exhibit hall. In its first year of operation, the LVCVA hosted eight conventions that were attended by 22,519 delegates. Now, Las Vegas regularly hosts more than 20,000 conventions and meetings attended by more than 4 million delegates annually.