Second Phase of Sands Expo Renovations Underway

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR

Las Vegas, NV – The round-the-clock overhaul of the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas has moved into the home stretch  and will be completed later this year.

The project, which began in June, is now focused on the completion of a new entryway to sprawling facility, which offers 1,305,052 square feet of prime exhibit space.

Sands Expo and Convention Center opened on The Strip in 1990 and is No. 5 on the Trade Show Executive World’s Top Convention Centers rankings.

Construction crews have been working three shifts to get the project completed as quickly as possible and not interfere with trade shows taking place at the facility.

The first phase of the project wrapped up in January. The changes included new sound, lighting and data technology as well as attendee amenities including a business center, coffee shop and luggage storage.  The most visible change was a redesign of the pedestrian traffic-flow patterns. The moves make the movement of big crowds between the convention center and the adjacent Venetian/Palazzo Congress Center easier and more natural.

Reach Tyler Stewart, director of sales, tradeshows, at (702) 414-4032 or tyler.stewart@venetianpalazzo.com