This year is slated to be an exciting time for Sin City. With Las Vegas projects and developments like the Allegiant Stadium for the Las Vegas Raiders and the completion of Circa | Resort, there is even more reason to make your way to Vegas in 2020. Find out what to expect during your next trip!
Caesars Entertainment is making waves in Vegas this year with its newest Las Vegas project, the Caesars FORUM Conference Center. The 550,000-square-foot venue is set to open this month and promises to be a revolutionary space for future trade shows, expos, and more. After its completion, the FORUM will have a total of four ballrooms and 100,000 square feet of outdoor plaza space that opens up to restaurants, bars, and entertainment on the Linq Promenade.
Along with the massive size and accommodations included within the center, there is another huge perk— location. The FORUM is within walking distance of more than 8,500 rooms at nearby hotels such as the Flamingo, Harrah’s, and the Linq.
It takes a hefty budget to create a Las Vegas project of this magnitude, and Caesars is feeling the cost with their $375 million investment. The cost is already proving to be worth it with a reported $390 million in contracted meetings and conventions signed and ready to go as soon as it’s completed!
In summer 2020, the Expo at World Market Center will be opening its doors to people around the world looking for a beautiful and spacious meeting ground. Just like that of Caesars FORUM, this Las Vegas project will also accommodate trade shows, corporate events, and large scale banquets. Conveniently located 15 minutes from McCarran International Airport, the 315,000-square-foot Expo will include an on-site parking garage (with 3,000 spots), grab-and-go food areas, a shuttle bus depot, and 200,000 square feet dedicated to exhibit space.
To make this vision come to life, the Penta Building Group had to sign off on an estimated cost of just over $100 million.
If you thought the previous two Las Vegas projects were pricey, prepare yourselves for a whole new level of expensive. A whopping $980.3 million has gone into the enormous expansion of the Las Vegas Convention Center which will soon be the second largest conference facility in North America. The expansion’s 1.4 million square feet combined with the existing $3.2 million make this exhibition hall so big that it can hold 10 football fields!
The convention center will be used for three main purposes: the exhibition hall, a three-story section of meeting rooms with flexible space, and an outdoor plaza with views of the Strip that can be used for indoor-outdoor events.
This Las Vegas project is scheduled to be completed in 2021. The final product will include 328,000 square feet of column-free space, ceiling clearance of 43 feet (perfect for multistory booths), and 1,400 linear feet of loading docks to accommodate moving.
Raiders fans are going to love Sin City even more now that Allegiant Stadium is under way. The Raiders and Allegiant Air have partnered up to create the Raiders’ newest home stadium, Allegiant Stadium. This Las Vegas project will give Raiders fans and sports lovers alike a state-of-the-art, 1.75-million-square-foot domed stadium for sports games and other entertainment events. If you want to experience the excitement this year, make sure to attend the Las Vegas Bowl in 2020!
If you love watching sports, why not bet on them? Take a trip to Vegas in 2020 and experience sports betting like no other with Circa | Sports located at the D and Golden Gate. The expansion of the sportsbook at the D, which is replacing the property’s showroom, should be complete just in time for March Mania and the thousands of bettors watching the NCAA basketball tournament.
At the end of the year see Circa | Sports in an even bigger setting – the largest sportsbook in Las Vegas. Located at the upcoming Circa Resort, Derek Stevens promises a state-of-the-art, multi-level, stadium-style sportsbook equipped with the biggest screen in sportsbook history. This is sure to be one of the most epic 2020 Las Vegas projects.
Get ready to be blown away by a reimagined visual experience at another one of Las Vegas’ projects, the MSG Sphere. The Madison Square Garden Company and Las Vegas Sands have joined forces to construct an “engineering marvel” that will seat 18,000 people for live events and the arts. As the name suggests, the MSG is shaped like a sphere and is expected to reach 875,000 square feet.
The estimated budget of $1.7 billion will equip this Las Vegas project with a stage, seating, and atrium. What makes this Las Vegas development unique among the others is the cutting-edge technology, infrasound haptic system, and beamforming sound that will enhance the audiences’ sensory experience.
While it’s currently under construction, the MSG Sphere is expected to be finished in 2021.
As if Downtown Las Vegas wasn’t already starting off 2020 with a bang, it has a new, exciting attraction in the works that will draw crowds from all around. Circa Resort & Casino, a Derek Stevens property in the same family as the D and Golden Gate, will be the newest addition to the Fremont Street Experience in December 2020 with its 44 floors, 777 guest rooms, two-level casino, and largest sportsbook in all of Las Vegas.
As the name suggests, Circa Las Vegas will pay tribute to the golden ages circa 1940 through 1980 while incorporating the modern touch of 2020. The 1.25 million-square-foot property will include everything a guest could ever want or need including: five restaurants, the longest outdoor bar on Fremont Street, a 9-story parking garage (dubbed Garage Mahal), and a multi-tiered pool amphitheater. This Las Vegas development is wrapping up at the end of the year, but it will be well worth the wait, and is already showing some incredible progress.
After you visit Vegas for the first time, chances are you’ll be coming back again. Lucky for you, there are so many Las Vegas projects in the making that you’ll never run out of places to stay at. Resorts World is yet another development going above and beyond to construct the ultimate hospitality experience ever. The $4.3 billion luxury resort & casino will include amenities like a state-of-the-art theater for residencies and corporate events, sky casino, 6,000-foot video globe for LED content, as well as luxury suites, villas, and penthouses.
Projected to open in summer 2021, Resorts World Las Vegas will combine traditional and modern architecture, with Asian-inspired touches, advanced technology, and world-class guest service.
To round out the list of Las Vegas projects to keep an eye on in 2020, Virgin Hotel makes the cut for one of the most anticipated lifestyle hotels to open in Vegas. Virgin Hotels refers to their development as a “modern desert resort oasis” that will shake up the Vegas scene. Rather than the usual guest rooms, the hotel will have 1,504 Chambers, Grand Chambers, and Penthouse Suites that will include their patented bed and in-room technology.
Take a walk outside and you’ll see over five acres of luxury poolside spaces and outdoor event venues, restaurants, lounges, and bars, all sitting in the midst of a desert dream. You don’t have to wait too long for this Las Vegas project to wrap up because Virgin Hotels is set to open doors fall 2020!
This year is looking to be an extraordinary one, especially with all of these groundbreaking Las Vegas projects and developments coming to fruition. Make sure to keep your calendars open for all of the resorts, convention centers, and sportsbook experiences that await you!