New Downtown Las Vegas Venue Proposed; New Orleans Makes Headway on Convention Center Boulevard Redevelopment Project

Two convention cities have been busy planning new event spaces and beautification projects to attract even more group business to their respective destinations.  

The City of Las Vegas and International Market Centers, owners and operators of World Market Center Las Vegas, have set their sights on developing a new 350,000 square foot Expo Center in downtown Las Vegas adjacent to the WMC.

Aria Resort & Casino Will Add 200,000 Square Feet of Meeting Space

The Aria Resort & Casino has unveiled plans for a major expansion of its LEED Gold-certified convention center in Las Vegas.

The $154 million project will feature an additional 200,000 square feet of technologically advanced, flexible meeting space across four stories, highlighted by indoor/open-air spaces and a glass-enclosed venue with views of The Park and new Las Vegas Arena.

With the completion of the expansion, ARIA will feature more than 500,000 square feet of meeting space for its clientele.

Trade Show News Network Launches TSNN Venue News E-newsletter

TSNN has launched a new e-newsletter – TSNN Venue News – that will be geared toward any and all news about the world of venues in which shows and events are held.

Adding to its comprehensive suite of existing e-newsletters, TSNN Venue News will have up-to-date stories on venue construction and expansion projects, new management contracts, technological upgrades, people on the move and any other news that comes out of the venue universe.

Spokane Convention Center Unveils $55 Million Expansion

The Spokane (Wash.) Convention Center finished its $55-million expansion in late February, adding 91,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.

Now, the facility overlooking the Spokane River features 120,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall, as well as additional ballroom and up to 32 meeting rooms. Most of the new space features either second-level or ground-level views of the river thanks to a completely glass north side.