A two-year, $20-million renovation and improvement project has just wrapped up at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The changes are the very first steps in what will be a $2.5-billion project to create a Global Business District over the next several years.
Among the renovations completed recently:
• The once-mauve façade at the front of the center has been repainted in two shades of gray. Several interior areas have also been repainted.
• Eight acres have been added to the Green Parking Lot near Desert Inn Road and Swenson Street. Plans are in place for two more parking lots as well.
• More than 1 million square feet of carpeting has been replaced.
• Lighting has been upgraded in the Central and North halls, delivering more light with less energy use.
• The Starbucks coffee shop in the Central Hall has expanded and added more counter service space.
• American Express has opened a 3,400 sq. ft. business lounge for its members where free WiFi, computer and printer access and refreshments will be available.
Las Vegas Contention & Visitors Authority Senior Vice President of Operations Terry Jicinsky says in a statement, “It is important to keep the facility fresh and offer its guests the convenience that will make conducting business in Las Vegas a success.”