Annual Convention 2016: What’s Happening in Vegas

HFTP’s new and improved (click here to read about event updates) Annual Convention 2016 will be held from October 19-22, 2016 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada USA. Las Vegas is one of the world’s most internationally renowned major resort cities known for its buzzing energy, gambling, entertainment, fine dining, shopping and nightlife. To kick-off your Las Vegas to-do list, here are a few things Annual Convention attendees will want to check out while at Caesars Palace:

Things To Do at Caesars Palace

From being pampered at the award-winning Qua Baths & Spa to partying at the hit new OMNIA Nightclub, Caesars Palace can take your vacation from ordinary to spectacular. Enjoy dinner at Nobu before visiting the new, high-end champagne and couture cocktail lounge, FIZZ – Nobu guests receive a complimentary Gold membership! Enjoy notable cigar offerings paired with fine whiskeys, small bites and more, in the luxurious and intimate Montecristo Cigar Bar. Need a new outfit? No problem, after all, The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace are widely considered “The Shopping Wonder of the World.” This must-see experience features 160 specialty stores as well as fine restaurants and attractions. Not to mention, the 14,000-square-foot poker room. Click here for more about Caesars Palace.

Las Vegas, Nevada USA

And now, straight from the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority’s (LVCVA) tourist site, here is the full scoop on Las Vegas attractions, acclaimed dining, celebrity hot spots, trendy tours, unrivaled nightlife, shows, events and more. Enjoy!

Las Vegas Attractions

As a city notorious for its spectacular entertainment, Las Vegas can accommodate anyone’s interests. No two Las Vegas attractions are alike – in addition to the world renowned casinos and shows, there are zoos, theaters, aquariums, galleries, spas, theme parks, pools, golf clubs, lounges and much more. Click here for a full list of Las Vegas attractions.

Wynn Las Vegas: Andrea’s at Encore

Acclaimed Dining

Acclaimed for its superior and all-encompassing cuisine selections, Las Vegas restaurants continue to raise the culinary bar with more celebrity chefs, Michelin-Star winners and master sommeliers than anywhere else. From Nobu Matsuhisa and Gordon Ramsay to Todd English and Bobby Flay, you will want to start making reservations now. A few recommendations: Beauty & Essex, Mr Chow, Andrea’s, Stack. Check out The Chandelier bar at The Cosmopolitan before heading to your reservation at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. for dinner and a show. Click here for a full list of Las Vegas restaurants.

Shows and Events

If I have not said it before, I will say it again: welcome to the entertainment capital of the world. Las Vegas has shows and events for everyone of all ages – there are shows with dancing, singing, acrobatics, magic, comedy, impressionists, hypnosis and much more. Las Vegas is the place to find today’s hottest performers, and the concerts are out of this world. Pop queen Britney Spears has dominated the Vegas entertainment scene for about two years now – catch her “Piece of Me” tour, which was voted the best show in Vegas, on October 19, 21 or 22 at The AXIS Theater at Planet Hollywood. More popular shows to check out: Cirque du SoleilBlue Man Group, Frank Marino and Jersey BoysClick here for the full listing of shows and events.

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas: The Chandelier Bar

Unrivaled Nightlife

There is a reason people use the phrase “only in Vegas” – behind the velvet ropes lie the most sought-after nightclubs in Las Vegas and the world. Las Vegas’ nightlife is truly unrivaled, and the nightclubs have reached a legendary status. From Hakkasan at MGM Grand to 1OAK at The Mirage to Tao Nightclub at The Venetian, you will want to pack a party dress and see what the hype is all about. Click here for a full list of Las Vegas nightlife.

Celebrity Hot Spots

Las Vegas is the definitive place for big-name stars to celebrate, and when the stars come out, so does everybody else – at Chateau Nightclub at Paris and Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan, just to name a few. Do some star-gazing inside hot spots XS at Encore at Wynn or Lavo at The Palazzo after grabbing a bite at STK. Top off your night 55 floors above the Las Vegas Strip, with a 360-view of the city, by visiting the sensual and sophisticated Ghostbar located at the PalmsClick here for more information on celebrity hot spots.

Wynn Las Vegas: XS Nightclub at Encore

Trendy Tours

With many attractions and fleeting time, let a Las Vegas expert show you what the city is all about. Las Vegas tours offer unforgettable ways for anyone to explore the city – visitors can choose to see the city by air, ATV, boat/jet ski, buses (open-top double-decker or party bus), hiking, horseback, hummer/SUV, limousine, exotic sports cars and more. Click here for a full list of Las Vegas tours.


Last, but certainly not least, is what Las Vegas may be best know for – casinos. With more games than ever before, and progressive slots and multi-property jackpots, prepare for a thrilling adrenaline rush like no other. If you are feeling seriously lucky, head over to the BellagioWynn and Aria resorts to see what high stakes and bets are happening. Other casinos to visit: Mandalay Bay, The Venetian, MGM Grand, The Palms, New York, New York.

Wynn Las Vegas: Casino Floor

Additional Things to Do

For more options on things to do in Las Vegas, visit the city’s Convention & Visitors Tourist Site.

Jessica Blankenship is the HFTP Public Relations Manager. Contact Jessica at or +1 (512) 220-4038.

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