LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is pleased to announce new carpet is being installed throughout the public areas of the Las Vegas Convention Center, including the grand concourse, lobbies, meeting rooms and hallways.
Replacing the old carpet is a major renovation, so fittingly, the LVCVA has chosen red carpet with a more modern look. The LVCVA has invested just over $4 million of capital improvement funds to install approximately 78,000 square yards of carpet to replace the existing carpet, the oldest of which was installed in 1990.
"It's exciting to be able to present our customers with an aesthetic improvement like new carpeting," said Terry Jicinsky, senior vice president of operations for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. "It is extremely important to keep our facility looking its best because it is home to many of the top trade shows in the country, and we welcome millions of visitors to our building every year."
Utilizing partnerships with Republic Services and Repurpose America, the LVCVA plans to recycle and/or repurpose as much of the old carpet as possible. The heavy-duty carpet was custom designed for the Las Vegas Convention Center by the architectural firm HNTB. The entire project is expected to be complete in early December, just in time for the 2013 convention season.
The LVCVA is also planning to paint the exterior of the convention center. These aesthetic changes are deferred maintenance changes, which were put on hold during the recession. These improvements will help improve the customer experience and integrate into the convention center district improvement plan that is currently being evaluated.
The Las Vegas Convention Center hosts approximately fifty shows and more than 1.2 million visitors each year. Las Vegas was recently named Trade Show News Network's top trade show destination in North America for the eighteenth consecutive year. It hosts 55 out of the top 250 shows, which is more than its next two competitors combined.