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Gaming Meetings Casino Riches Gaming destinations around the globe are offering groups the link to luxury By Jeanie Casison Extravagance comes easy in the major gaming destinations of the world. From the ultimate VIP treatment in Las Vegas, to fine dining in Detroit, to a ritzy evening at the Hotel de Paris in Monte-Carlo, and other one-of-a-kind experiences, meeting planners can place their bets on these promising picks. BRONZE LION AT MGM GRAND The front entrance features a 100,000-pound bronze lion statue, located at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Tropicana. The 45foot tall lion, perched atop a 25-foot pedestal, is the largest bronze statue in the United States. Light emitted diode (LED) screens, water fountains, Atlas-themed statues, and lush landscaping frame the lion (800-8800880; ROCKSTAR GAMES In Florida, excitement ensues at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, where priceless music memorabilia truly makes for one interesting scavenger hunt. It’s a race to the finish as teams compete to find original artifacts including a guitar played by the great Jimi Hendrix, one of John Lennon’s shirts, an outfit worn by Shakira, and other iconic items. The entertaining experience ends with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a presentation of fun prizes that can range from a Hard Rock pin to an engraved mini guitar to dinner for the winning team—it all really depends on the planner’s budget (800-937-0156, OUI, OUI Restaurant Guy Savoy shows off its savoir fare with masterful French cuisine that will entice even the most discriminating foodies. Hailed as the only place in America to experience the epicurean artistry of the celebrated chef, the restaurant within Caesars Palace Las Vegas whets the appetites of large groups and intimate parties alike with a grand 10-course degustation menu. For those who want to acceler- ate the experience, a 90-minute TGV Menu, named after France’s famous high speed rail service, is also available (877-3464642, 66 APRIL 2008 SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS

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

Successful Meetings - April 2008
Editor's Note
Industry Trends
On the Record
Planner's Spotlight
Technology Talk
Personal Success
Websites of the Month
Food & Beverage
On Site
Professional Development
On Site
Professional Development
Miforum Q&A
Beyond the Flames
Reservation for—21,000
Casino Riches
Entertainment Jackpot
Who Needs a Passport?
The International Swing
Around the World in 18 Holes
Places & Spaces
Puerto Rico
Show Special: Washington DC / Frankfurt, Germany

Successful Meetings - April 2008