Caesars Entertainment Corporation has broken ground for its newest development, CAESARS FORUM, a $375 million, 550,000 s/f conference center in Las Vegas.
Within walking distance to more than 20,000 Caesars Entertainment hotel rooms, connected to 5,000 hotel rooms and adjacent to the LINQ Promenade retail district, the LEED silver rated facility will be the first of this size built on one level.
It will have two of the largest pillarless ballrooms in the world, equivalent to 27 tennis courts or three ice hockey rinks.
It will also feature FORUM Plaza, the first 100,000 s/f dedicated outdoor meeting and event space in Las Vegas.
“Caesars Entertainment is an undisputed leader in the meetings industry having hosted more than 1.9 million meeting participants,1.6 million room nights with 17,300 meetings and events last year alone,” said Mark Frissora, President and Chief Executive Officer for Caesars Entertainment.
“CAESARS FORUM will be a gateway to Caesars Entertainment’s unmatched network of exclusive offerings that guests and organizations have come to expect. In the center of the Las Vegas Strip with direct access to three of our premiere resorts and freshly redesigned hotel rooms, CAESARS FORUM builds on our strategy to invest in infrastructure that enhances long-term value for our guests.”
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on the future site of the conference center, located directly behind The LINQ Promenade.
Frissora was joined on stage by Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani and other Caesars Entertainment executives for the official groundbreaking.
CAESARS FORUM secured its first booking with the American School Counselor Association in July 2021, which will include 3,500 attendees from all over the U.S. Since then, Caesars Entertainment has gone on to contract over $70 million in conference business for CAESARS FORUM.
The conference center will create 1,000 local construction jobs and more than 450 permanent jobs upon opening in 2020. It will also be globally recognized for its sustainability with a LEED Silver rating.
CAESARS FORUM wil provide direct access via skybridge to Harrah’s Las Vegas and The LINQ Hotel and Casino; Be connected by pedestrian bridge to LINQ Promenade and Flamingo Las Vegas;
Feature 300,000 s/f of flexible meeting space, including two 110,000 s/f ballrooms, two 40,000 s/f ballrooms and six sboardrooms;
Accommodate more than 10,000 participants and offer more than 100 break-out rooms;
Be built on one floor for convenient move-in, along with nine easily accessible loading docks;
Feature FORUM Plaza, a 100,000 s/f outdoor space, ideal for outdoor events, wellness breaks, opening cocktail receptions, meals or entertainment;
Be located within walking distance to eight to Caesars Entertainment’s Las Vegas properties.
Divide into limitless configurations for customers, utilizing over two miles of airwalls.
Caesars Entertainment offers 40 properties nationwide that have 2.1 million square-feet of meeting and event space. In 2017, more than 17,000 meetings and events are hosted annually at Caesars Entertainment, with more than 1.9 million participants nationwide.