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Meeting Sites > Destination Close-Up Lavish Las Vegas How groups can have a taste of the good life on and off the Strip Luxury has no limit in Las Vegas. In the city of constant reinvention, expectations run high, and the experiences rate extraordinary. “Las Vegas boasts some of the best restaurants, hotels, resorts, spas, and shows in the country, if not the world,” says Leora Azoulay, president of destination management company Incentives by Design. “Las Vegas is back to serious glamour, similar to the days of the Rat Pack, where it was all about getting dressed up to go to dinner and a show. Now, there are even more things to do.” Successful Meetings spotlights the sumptuous ways to indulge groups the next time they are out on the town. From posh penthouse suites to scenic helicopter rides, there are so many ways to live it up in Las Vegas. SWEET SUITES The Palms Casino Resort offers an impressive portfolio of snazzy spaces to host intimate engagements in its Fantasy Tower. Sports fans will appreciate the Hardwood Suite—ideal for up to 325 guests—for its indoor regulation half-basketball court. The Kingpin Suite features two regulation bowling lanes and regulation bowling equipment—perfect for parties of up to 100 people. A hopping good time is also in store for up to 300 social bunnies at the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa, featuring an extensive collection of Playboy artwork selected by the pajama-clad lady killer himself, an outdoor terrace with cantilevered Jacuzzi tub, personal massage room, and more. Other extravagant options include the Crib Suite, Erotic Suite, Hot Pink Suite, and Real World Suite (1-866-PALMS MTG, www.palms.com). By Jeanie Casison LA DOLCE VITA The Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino has upped the ante on luxury. The $1.9 billion property oozes affluence. High-end shops ranging from stylish stiletto purveyor Christian Louboutin to wrap dress originator Diane Von Furstenberg and the massive, not-to-be-missed Barneys New York flagship redefine the retail experience. Dining destinations dish out star cred with celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, and Wolfgang Puck. Equally buzz-worthy are Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club, the world’s largest Canyon Ranch SpaClub, and the Strip’s first Lamborghini dealership (www.palazzolasvegas.com). TAILOR MADE Fashionistas and friends will find The Forum Shops at Caesars divine. With more than 160 boutiques and shops, as well as restaurants and specialty food purveyors, the striking venue provides shopping enthusiasts with plenty of places to make purchases. Spouse events featuring a luncheon at Trevi, a Forum Shops gift card and shopping time, and private fashion shows highlighting the latest collections from readyto-wear retailers are just a few examples of the custom experiences available for groups (www.harrahs.com). 50 mimegasite.com MARCH 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS http://www.palazzolasvegas.com http://www.palms.com http://www.harrahs.com http://mimegasite.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Successful Meetings - March 2008

Successful Meetings - March 2008
Contents
Editor's Note
Suppliers
On the Record
Research
Associations
Planner's Spotlight
Management Matters
Mouth for Sale
Meetings Law
Pre-Event
Pre-Event
Tools of the Trade
On Site
Quick Tip
Critical Conditions
A Family Affair
Conference Centers We Love
CSM of the Year
Places & Spaces
Luxury Las Vegas
New York CIty
Houston
New Orleans
Quebec
Bahamas
Oahu & Big Island
Florida Keys
Gurus

Successful Meetings - March 2008

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