When the Las Vegas Convention Center’s new 600,000-square-foot exhibition hall opens for CES in 2021, it’s going to be unlike any convention facility in Las Vegas.
When the Oakland Raiders selected a general contractor to build the planned 65,000-seat Las Vegas stadium, team executives said they wanted the best. And when Minneapolis-based M.A. Mortenson Construction began building sports facilities, company executives said they, too, wanted to be the best.
While the number of visitors to Las Vegas fell last year, the number of people booking home stays in the city through Airbnb surged.
Power was cut in the Central Hall around 11:30 a.m. Attendees were allowed to leave the hall but not enter.
Uber and Lyft drivers logged 11,465 pick-ups at McCarran International on Monday, setting a single-day record that was largely driven by conventioneers headed to CES, airport officials said.
Ford Motor Co. used its hourlong keynote address Tuesday at CES to promote its cloud platform and autonomous capabilities, underscoring the technology revolution the car industry is experiencing.
Steve Hill, the outgoing director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, will join the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority this month.
It was the rush before the coming storm. Outside the Las Vegas Convention Center on Monday morning, wooden crates filled with goods were being hauled off white trucks and into partially completed pavilions.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority picked the first rainy day in months Monday for the groundbreaking of its $1.4 billion convention center expansion and renovation project. But dignitaries brought plenty of sunshine to their remarks about the project and the sky was further illuminated at the end of the event with fireworks.
About 180,000 visitors are expected to swarm Las Vegas beginning this weekend to be among the first to experience 8K television, self-driving vehicles and robots that offer home security.