• Caesars Entertainment Signs More Than $300 Million in Business for CAESARS FORUM

     
    POSTED September 30, 2019
     

Opening in March 2020, the 550,000-square-foot conference facility, CAESARS FORUM, has already secured more than $300 million in business. Caesars Entertainment announced in the last 18 months, more than 125 contracts for meetings and events have been signed, including contracts from Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Cvent, ConferenceDirect and HelmsBriscoe.

The tremendous response to CAESARS FORUM comes as Caesars Entertainment introduces the talented leadership team who will oversee operations at the Las Vegas location.

"I am thrilled with the progress of the CAESARS FORUM build. Customer reception has been overwhelming, and demand is high," says Caesars Entertainment chief sales officer, Michael Massari. "Our bookings far exceed our initial projections. We thank our industry partners for all their support. We are pleased to have our operations team at CAESARS FORUM in place and that we have talent from within the Caesars Entertainment family."

Bill Dosch will lead team operations as executive director of catering and convention services. The team is comprised of director of catering and convention services, Vikki Kydd; director of catering and convention services, Derrod McKinney; assistant director of catering and convention services, Jennifer Black; senior catering and convention services manager, Jamie Foxx; director of banquet operations, Matt Nitsche.

CAESARS FORUM is on track to meet March 2020 completion with crews working 24 hours a day, six days a week. The facility will be the first of this size to be constructed on one level including the world’s two largest pillarless ballrooms, each equivalent to one football field. The 100,000 square-foot Forum Plaza will be the first dedicated outdoor event space in Las Vegas. This $375 million conference facility will hold a LEED silver certification upon completion.

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  

 

Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.