Las Vegas Green Lights Convention Center Renovation Plans

VINCENT ALONZO, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR
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LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Board of Directors approved a plan this week for the Phase 3 renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The project will upgrade the North, Central and South halls to complement the $1 billion West Hall, which opened last year. The renovation will operate on a strategic schedule that will enable Las Vegas to host all the major conventions and trade shows on the existing calendar while the work is underway. 

The first phase of the LVCC renovation entailed the acquisition and demolition of the Riviera Hotel and Casino, while the second phase was the construction of the West Hall. The Phase 3 project is slated to be completed over a two-year period that includes six timeframes during which no construction will occur during major conventions. 

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“This is an important first step that will further enhance the services and experience for our exhibitors and attendees,” Brian Yost, Chief Operating Officer, LVCC, said. 

The planned $600 million renovation will extend the contemporary design and architecture of the West Hall to the North and Central halls. A new outdoor plaza and lobby will be added at the South Hall next to the Convention Center Loop passenger station.  

The renovation will also add an expansive, open-air main lobby at the Central Hall concourse and expand the concourse in the North Hall to accommodate additional pre-function space and meeting rooms. A climate-controlled interior concourse between the North Hall and the South Hall will allow attendees to move between the two halls without exiting the building.  

The aesthetically striking West Hall exterior ribbon roof will be continued to extend across the North, Central, and South halls creating architectural cohesion throughout the campus. 

Reach Brian Yost at byost@lvcva.com