5 Top Las Vegas Meeting Places

From the glittering casino properties on the famous Strip to lower-key spaces well away from it, Las Vegas offers well-appointed and varied venues for corporate events and promotions, meetings, and other business-minded functions. Heres a selection of five top spots from the event experts at BizBash.

For Off-Strip, Focused Meetings: Ravella at Lake Las Vegas

Lake Las Vegass shuttered Ritz-Carlton has been given new life by New Jersey-based Dolce Hotels & Resorts, which reopened the former hotel as Ravella at Lake Las Vegas in an effort to attract convention and meeting business. In addition to 349 guest rooms and suites, the property offers 39,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a large grand ballroom, plus a junior ballroom, 10 function rooms, and a lakeside, climate-controlled outdoor pavilion. Theres a 30,000-square-foot spa, a small sand beach, and preferred tee times at the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at the neighboring South Shore Country Club, along with an adjacent Italian-inspired village of restaurants and boutiques. (1610 Lake Las Vegas Pkwy., Henderson, 702.567.4700, ravellavegas.com)

For Airy, Bright Conference Space: Aria at CityCenter

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CityCenters gold LEED-certified Aria Resort & Casino is a 4,004-room steel and glass structure, with an art collection that includes an 84-foot silver cast of the Colorado River by artist Maya Lin. It was designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and includes 300,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Aria has four pillarless ballrooms, and 36 meeting rooms are located throughout the trilevel convention area. The Bluethorn meeting rooms on the first level and Starvine meeting rooms on the third level can serve as offices or breakout rooms. The Copperleaf meeting rooms on level two feel more separate from the large function space. Two executive boardrooms hold 24 each. (3730 Las Vegas Blvd., 877.230.2742, arialasvegas.com)

For Post-Meeting Entertaining: Marquee Las Vegas

With the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegass big opening came the debut of its centerpiece nightclub, Marquee. The nightclub and "dayclub"as Marquee bills itselfcomes from the Tao Group, with design by the Rockwell Group. The club consists of seven bars set among three luxe rooms, which offer a variety of musical experiences. Design elements range from chandeliers made from bike chains and sprockets in the Boom Box Room, to modern Renaissance-style murals on the ceiling of the womens lounge. The main room has a 40-foot LED video wall and projection stage with custom DJ booth, surrounded by plush coliseum-style banquette seating and two dance floors. The dayclub pool is an adults-only lounge by day and an extension of the nightclub in the evening. Among the cabanas are eight with glass-walled plunge pools. The bungalow suites are three-story suites overlooking the club. (3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.521.4005, marqueelasvegas.com)

For Communal Dining: Blue Ribbon Sushi

Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill, from brothers Bruce and Eric Bromberg, is now open at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, making it the restaurant brand's first location outside of New York. In addition to the main dining room, bar, and sushi bar, theres a community table with 18 seats. The Asfour Guzy-designed restaurant has an intimate feel, with the venue divided into a number of spaces. The dining lounge and sushi barthe focus of the spaceis seen from the entrance. The bar and main lounge area is made up of a variety of natural woods, metals, and textures. Walnut wood, fabrics with red and black patterns, and steel and bluestone are among the materials used in the construction. (3708 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.736.0808, cosmopolitanlasvegas.com)

For V.I.P. Client Entertaining: Fleur 

The redesigned Fleur by Hubert Keller is open for lunch and dinner at Mandalay Bay, in the former location of Kellers Fleur de Lys. The restaurant offers small plates inspired by Kellers travels to Spain, Italy, North Africa, South America, Asia, and his homeland, France. Also on offer is the $5,000 FleurBurger 5000, made with Wagyu beef, foie gras, and truffle, and served with a bottle of 1995 Ch�teau P�trus. The 5,500-square-foot space is done in a palette of earth tones, with four curtain-enclosed, semiprivate cabanas surrounding the 78-seat dining room. Wooden tables can be adjoined to create a larger communal dining experience for as many as 24. Decor details in the space include iron branch-style chandeliers suspended from the ceiling to mimic a tree canopy, and rosewood tabletops in the dining room. There's a large center bar with two big-screen televisions, and a 46-seat patio with traditional dining tables, as well as informal lounge seating. (3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South, 702.632.9400, mandalaybay.com)


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