Returning to the Venetian Hotel again this year, I’m reminded of what an amazing experience HxGN LIVE 2017 was, and how impressed I am by this beautiful location. Considered one of the most extraordinary hotel designs in the world, the Venetian is an architectural marvel, a city within a city in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. If you’ve never been, you have to stay at the Venetian for HxGN LIVE 2018. It’s one of the largest hotels in the world, yet their attention to the smallest details will definitely put your stay over the top.
The Venetian features 7,000 oversized, plush room suites attended to by an amazing 3,500-person staff. In addition to a huge housekeeping team, the hotel employs full-time electricians, painters, carpenters, plumbers, and engineers. There are dedicated pool and fountain maintenance teams that ensure the 10 pools, 17 spas, and 40 fountains on the property are all fully operational – not to mention the hotel’s indoor and outdoor Grand Canals.
You know you’ve arrived at one of Las Vegas’ most unique resorts when you see the Venetian’s immense recreations of the Grand Canal for the first time. Picture floating in an authentic gondola, your gondolier singing to your group as you pass under marble bridges, beside scenic cafés. You may also choose to ride outdoors in the open air and treat yourself to spectacular views of Las Vegas. Here’s an insider tip for you too: on a very limited basis, hotel guests can attend Gondola University. Participants receive a gondolier’s hat and t-shirt, a souvenir photo to take home, and an honorary degree for your efforts.
We encourage you to book your stay at the Venetian as soon as possible, while space permits, to enjoy all the hotel’s luxury and convenience at a specially negotiated rate available to HxGN LIVE 2018 registered guests only. The Venetian Las Vegas is truly an experience you won’t forget.
If it’s entertainment you’re after, you’ll find a bit of everything at the Venetian Las Vegas. Legendary music artists regularly headline the main theatres and guests can enjoy a wild night out at TAO Nightclub home to world-renowned DJs and frequent celebrity sightings. Take in stunning views of the Las Vegas Strip from TAO’s 40-foot-long outside terrace, or immerse yourself in the club’s state-of-the-art sound and lighting with featured dancers and performers.
At the end of an action-packed day of conference programming, head back to your stunning room at the Venetian, where every suite is twice the size of the average hotel space in Las Vegas. Standard suites feature an all-Italian-marble bath, sunken living room with a comfortable sofa and armchairs, and much more. Enjoy a swim in one of the resort’s luxurious pools spread out over 1.2 acres. Venetian guests also have access to the rejuvenating Canyon Ranch Spa where you may choose to enjoy hundreds of spa and wellness services or get in a workout during the day.
Throughout the Venetian and neighboring Palazzo hotel properties, you will find the world’s most sought-after chefs and their signature restaurants like Bouchon from Thomas Keller, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Delmonico Steakhouse from Emeril Lagasse, and casual Italian dining at Joe Bastianich’s B&B Ristorante. I promise you can’t go wrong in any of the Venetian’s fantastic restaurants.
If it’s shopping you prefer, the Grand Canal Shoppes are home to an enormous, 85,000 square foot Barney’s New York department store and another 150+ luxury brand stores selling everything from electronics to fashion, jewelry and shoes. Whatever it is you promised to bring home, you’ll find it in the Grand Canal Shoppes or The Atrium at The Palazzo.
HxGN LIVE 2018 is right around the corner and we want to see you all there. Come stay with us at the beautiful Venetian. Stay Venetian Style!
Aaron Sutton, conference manager for Hexagon Corporate Communications & Marketing, manages Hexagon’s HxGN LIVE programme. He holds both a master’s and bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has been with Hexagon Corporate Marketing since 2010. Prior to joining Hexagon, Sutton was part of Intergraph’s Corporate Marketing team helping organise their annual user’s conference.