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LAS VEGAS (July 15, 2021)The Venetian Resort is announcing several new updates to the property’s 2.25-million square foot convention center and expo, the largest private convention facility in the United States.

As of Sept. 2, the names of two venues will change:

  • The Sands Expo & Convention Center will now be referred to as The Venetian Expo. The new name for the expo space now aligns with The Venetian Brand and better represents the seamless experience of our group customer.
  • The Venetian Congress Center will now be referred to as The Venetian Convention Center. The name change is designed to better reflect the function of the space and align with our  group customers’ expectations.

“Although their names are changing, you can expect the same unmatched service from our Team Members in these venues,” said George Markantonis, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian Resort. 

This year, The Venetian Expo will host several of the Top 25 tradeshows in the United States, including ISC West, HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, JCK Las Vegas, and American Urological Association.

“It's great to have bookings for our meetings business so strong as we look to the second half of the year,” said Chandra Allison, senior vice president of Sales for The Venetian Resort.  “As we were one of the only companies in this industry to pledge no layoffs or furloughs during the COVID-19 pandemic, our Team Members are energized and ready to provide the level of service for which we are known.”

In addition, the resort has begun booking its newest meeting room, The Stella Studio. This new space is a multi-functional venue with more than 8,000 square feet. The Stella Studio offers a stunning private meeting or event space, with natural light, and is highly customizable to meet the needs of small to midsize groups. The studio's dedicated kitchen and full bar make the space ideal for receptions, coffee, and continental breakfast. It’s perfect for clients or VIPs who prefer a more intimate setting.

Furthering its commitment to innovation, The Venetian Resort has launched its Venetian Meetings Virtual Planner®, an industry-leading tool aimed at MICE professionals. This unique application allows prospective customers the ability to customize and research venues prior to contacting a representative at the resort. The convenient and innovative tool aims to inspire users to conduct their meetings at the resort by providing a virtual look at event space and a one-stop-shop to requesting a proposal from the knowledgeable sales team on property. In addition to providing the dimensions and capacities for each venue, Venetian Meetings Virtual Planner takes users through a virtual tour of the venues and provides fly-through videos and photos. Once a user has determined their event space, they are able to design a configuration to suit their needs, in two and three dimensions, and attach the customized layout to the RFP.