A $600-million USD renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center’s West Hall is now underway.
The renovation will extend the contemporary design, architecture, and customer experience of the 1.4 million square foot West Hall, which debuted in 2021. Work will continue through 2025, with construction designed to accommodate and minimize disruption to scheduled tradeshows.
“We have been the number one tradeshow destination for nearly three decades, and we are committed to being the number one tradeshow destination for another three decades,” said Steve Hill, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), at the groundbreaking ceremony for the renovation.
Some key highlights of the renovation include:
- The continuation of the signature West Hall exterior ribbon roof will create architectural cohesion across the campus.
- An outdoor plaza and indoor lobby at the South Hall will create a sense of arrival and provide direct access to new pre-function space and a second-floor boardroom.
- A climate-controlled interior concourse between the North Hall and the South Hall will provide interior access across the entire campus.
- An expansive Grand Lobby between the North and Central halls will offer ample natural light and views of both halls.
- A newly designed parking lot outside of Central Hall (Silver Lot) will feature a Vegas Loop station to transport guests to/from Wynn and Encore (expected to debut in Spring 2024).
- Innovative technology, including sleek, digital displays, digital pylon signs, wayfinding, and interactive information kiosks throughout the facility.
- Technology upgrades will result in upgraded electrical access for tradeshow organizers and exhibitors and increased connectivity for guests.
The Las Vegas Convention Center is one of the largest convention centers in North America. In 2022, the facility hosted 56 conventions with a combined attendance of 900,000.
With nearly 15 million square feet of meeting and event space throughout the destination, the convention sector continues to significantly contribute to Southern Nevada’s economy.
In 2022, Las Vegas hosted nearly five million convention attendees, whose spending during their stay directly supported an estimated 38,000 jobs, $2.1 billion in wages, and $7.5 billion in economic impact, according to the Economic Impact of Southern Nevada’s Tourism Industry report recently published by the LVCVA’s Research Center.