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ARIA Resort & Casino has announced plans for a major expansion of its LEED Gold-certified convention center in Las Vegas.
The project is slated to begin in May 2016 with an anticipated completion in February 2018.
The $154-million project will provide an additional 200,000 square feet of technologically advanced, flexible meeting space across four stories, including both indoor and open-air spaces, as well as a glass-enclosed venue with views of The Park and the new Las Vegas Arena. With the completion of the expansion, Aria will comprise more than 500,000 square feet of meeting space for its luxury clientele.
The first level will feature an open ballroom with ample pre-function spaces, along with access to an exclusive loading dock for events that require sizable displays. Flexible indoor-outdoor breakout rooms will let visitors enjoy the Las Vegas weather while conducting business on the second level, while the third level will offer a large ballroom as well as naturally lit pre-function spaces connecting to ARIA’s existing convention center.
The facility’s top floor is set to comprise a vast ballroom with an expansive outdoor patio that can accommodate receptions for up to 2,000 guests, with views overlooking The Park and Las Vegas Arena, both of which are slated to open in April 2016.
In addition, ARIA Resort & Casino’s new convention space will maintain MGM Resorts International’s commitment to build all new venues to LEED Gold standards or better, creating one of the largest environmentally friendly meeting facilities in the world.
The new convention space will take the place of the location currently occupied by Cirque du Soleil’s production of Zarkana, which will close April 30, 2016.