Officials at Caesars Entertainment Corporation have announced plans to develop a 550,000 square-foot conference center in Las Vegas that will feature two of the largest pillar-less ballrooms in North America.
Dubbed Caesars Forum, the venue is part of the gaming and entertainment company’s post-bankruptcy plan in which gaming assets were separated from lodging and meeting operations to facilitate individual profitability. “Consistent with our post restructuring plans, Caesars Forum is the first installment of our growth strategy for the benefit of Las Vegas and our employees which will also help meet the increasing demand for group business meetings of all sizes,” said Mark Frissora, president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment.
The $375 million conference center will feature 300,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and will be located east of the Las Vegas Strip with bridge connections to Harrah’s, LINQ and the LINQ Promenade. The company recently announced its intention to acquire 18.4 acres of land as part of its plans to develop this new conference center.
“We are excited to be investing in the meetings business in Las Vegas as we continue to see this industry as a strong driver for Caesars Entertainment and our city,” said Bob Morse, president of hospitality with Caesars Entertainment. “With its mid-strip location and state-of-the-art design, the Caesars Forum will be the ideal location for anyone looking to host meetings and events in Las Vegas.”
The venue is expected to open in 2020, with ground breaking early in the second quarter of 2018. When completed, the new facility will offer two 108,000 square foot ballrooms, two 40,000 square foot ballrooms, new board rooms, a 100,000 square foot outdoor plaza, and direct access to the LINQ Promenade, Harrah’s Las Vegas, the LINQ Hotel, and the Flamingo Hotel. The conference space will be able to hold 10,000 attendees, officials say.