What’s New in Las Vegas

May 15, 2024

There’s no destination in the world like Las Vegas. In part, that’s because the city continues to reinvent itself, making it one of the most popular locations for meetings and events. It’s the ideal place to host events that go above and beyond, impressing attendees and making a statement on behalf of your company.

With meeting venues galore – and more regularly being added, world-famous chefs who continue to open new restaurants, and a robust shows and events calendar, attendees are sure to have an incredible trip. Read on to discover the latest openings in Las Vegas and see why hosting here is a great idea!


Las Vegas is an ever-evolving destination and continues to elevate its offerings, recently adding two new resorts. Each brings a host of new meeting and event space, dining concepts, pools and more!

Fontainebleau Las Vegas opened December 2023 and was certainly worth the wait. The luxury hotel uses its 25 acres to provide traditional and unique meeting space. Planners can choose from a 90,000-square-foot theater, 57 breakout rooms, a 105,000-square-foot ballroom, and a 26,000-square-foot outdoor garden. At 67 floors high, it’s a structure of beauty. Additionally, there’s plenty of new dining options within the resort, including Nowhere, a new speakeasy-like concept that constantly changes, providing guests with a different experience each visit. Then there’s Papi Steak, immersing patrons in a Golden Age of Hollywood-like atmosphere, offering an entirely new steakhouse experience on the Strip. Dozens more dining and bar-style concepts are available on site. Plus, the Oasis Pool Deck adds seven luxurious pools to the destination’s offerings.

A short 20-minute drive from the Strip, Durango Casino & Resort also opened in December 2023, bringing 15 new restaurants, a sophisticated 24-hour sports lounge, and 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Notable new dining options include Bel-Aire Lounge, a chic bar with handcrafted drinks, small bites, DJs on rotation, and doors to its outside poolside lounge are set to open this coming spring. There’s also Mijo Modern Mexican Restaurant, which takes guests on a culinary journey of costal Mexican flavors, topping it off with a decadent ambiance (and a hidden speakeasy, Wax Rabbit).


Across the destination, redesigns and renovations are constantly taking place, ranging from updated décor to completely redone rooms to new additions and offerings. A few noteworthy renovations and new venue openings include:

Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas completed phase one of its multimillion-dollar renovations in October 2023, which included upgrades to its 15,000 square feet of event space, room renovations, and a redesign and relocation of its gorgeous lobby and front desk. Continued renovations are anticipated to resume in spring 2024. Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas has been working on a multimillion-dollar redesign of its 424 rooms and suites. Inspired by the Mojave Desert, the new motif balances contemporary design elements that provide a sense of place, a softer feel and a more residential environment. It also offers nearly 40,000 square feet of event space in various areas throughout the resort.

While Formula 1’s Las Vegas Grand Prix won’t return until November, its Grand Prix Plaza – the first permanent F1 structure – is available for bookings. The unique space not only tells a story, but also puts meetings and events attendees right in the middle of the action. They’ll feel the competitive spirit at this dynamic space right off the Strip.

Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), which was named the No. 1 convention center in the country by The Wall Street Journal, is upgrading its original campus with renovations to the South, North and Central halls. The extensive project, expected to be completed in 2025, began with a $600 million update to the South Hall. A new east entrance will welcome convention attendees with an indoor lobby and outdoor plaza featuring 500 plants and shrubs, creating a grand first impression of the already impressive space. Additionally, the second-floor boardroom will be expanded to 4,000 square feet, nearly twice its original size, and will feature a modern design, increased public seating and a 32-foot-by-9-foot LED screen serving as its centerpiece.

Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is set to complete a $100 million remodel of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center this year. The renovation includes significant technology updates including dynamic signage and a refreshed design with new construction, décor and even fine art installations.

While Sphere currently puts on fully immersive concerts from rock bands like Dead & Company, the tech-driven venue can also play host to convention keynote speakers. Presentations at this impressive space will captivate and engage audiences with purpose-built tech capabilities that production teams dream of. The entertainment venue, which holds 20,000, is billed as the largest spherical structure on Earth. With 23 VIP suites, this immersive experience is also ideal for a team outing or corporate takeover. The exosphere will be available for branding takeovers for maximum impact.