Tourism

As free parking continues to dwindle on Strip, some resorts guarded about following suit

Cars enter MGM Grand on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in Las Vegas.

The decline of free parking in Las Vegas — one of the Strip’s few hallowed traditions — continues. In the last two days, two major Strip resort companies announced they will join MGM Resorts International and ...

Bump in Thanksgiving weekend travel to be evident at McCarran, on L.V. roadways

Travelers pick up their luggage at the McCarran International Airport baggage claim area of Terminal 1 on Nov. 28, 2010.

A rising economic tide will lift all Thanksgiving travelers this year, as local and national reports expect more people to venture from home for the holiday. Local officials ...

New feature of the college tour: First-class campus hotels

Justin Jimenez and Hanne Williams-Baron sit in the lobby at The Hotel at Oberlin in Oberlin, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2016. The hotel, which was designed to be one of the most environmentally sustainable hotels in the world, is part of a growing trend for universities to build high-end hotels near campus to promote their brand.

Oberlin, like many other colleges and universities around the country, has decided that campus guest quarters, instead of perfunctory, can become pampering places that help promote the institution’s brand and image ...

Monorail extension to Mandalay Bay moves closer to approval

A train leaves the Convention Center station during the Las Vegas Monorail's 10th anniversary celebration Saturday, July 26, 2014.

The Las Vegas Monorail Co. is a step away from receiving the green light for its proposed extension to to Mandalay Bay. The county commission approved an amendment to ...

SEMA’s emphasis on SUVs sign of improving economy

Classic Mustang parts are shown at the Scott Drake booth during the first day of the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. The company is based in Henderson.

Christmas comes about two months early for car enthusiasts when the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) arrives today at the Las Vegas Convention Center. ...

Convention Center changes food vendors after 44 years

Exterior of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

For the first time in more than four decades, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority will have a new vendor providing food and beverage services to the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Field. ...

Las Vegas man accused of secretly recording Airbnb guests

A Las Vegas man who rented his house out through Airbnb is facing misdemeanor criminal charges after Metro Police allege he used “spy” cameras hidden in bedroom smoke detectors to ...

Nation's second-tallest tower dedicated at McCarran

Air traffic controllers  work in the new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control facility at McCarran International Airport Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016.

What stands out atop McCarran International Airport’s new control tower, beside dozens of brightly colored computer screens and a relatively new microwave oven, is focused quiet. As air traffic controllers guided midday traffic across the airport’s four runways in hushed tones Tuesday afternoon, FAA officials and members of Nevada’s congressional delegation spoke ...

Miracle Mile sale points to bull Strip real estate market

The 500,000-square foot Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood has been sold to Institutional Mall Investors LLC.

The sale of a prominent Las Vegas Strip shopping mall is proof, one local real estate professional said, that the smart money is now ready to bet on resort real estate in Las Vegas. ...

Treasure Island plans more convention space

An exterior view of the Treasure Island Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

The house always has an edge, and the edge many Strip casinos have today is extensive convention space. And Treasure Island Las Vegas plans to increase its edge with a $6.5 million 12,500-square-foot expansion of its convention space.

‘W’ lifted into place on north Strip

A crane lifts the new W hotel marquee sign into position for its installation at SLS, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Marriott International hotel company is converting the Lux tower, one of three hotel towers at the SLS, into a 289-room hotel called the W Las Vegas.

It was too early to light up the giant letter “W,” some 13,500 pounds of sheet metal, lights and wiring lifted atop the large video sign of the SLS Las Vegas Friday morning. The letter was placed there to advertise the SLS’s relationship with ...

Special session kicks off to consider NFL stadium funding

An artist's illustration of a stadium on Russell Road and Las Vegas Boulevard was revealed during a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

The Senate kicked off Monday evening’s proceedings with a round of public comment where opponents of the stadium expressed frustration that stadium proponents had been given three hours to testify in ...

Hurricane Matthew affecting Las Vegas flights

Travelers look at an arrival board displaying a flight cancellation at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. Airlines canceled hundreds of flights for Thursday and again Friday as Hurricane Matthew pelted the Florida coast with high winds and heavy rain. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Hurricane Matthew may be on the other side of the country, but that doesn’t mean Las Vegas isn’t being affected. Airlines canceled hundreds of flights today and Friday as the hurricane pelted the Florida coast with high winds and heavy rain. The Fort Lauderdale airport shut down this morning, and farther north the ...

Group against stadium proposal because it 'contains unacceptable level of risk for residents'

An artist's illustration of a stadium on Russell Road and Las Vegas Boulevard was revealed during a Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meeting at UNLV Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

Nevadans for the Common Good first voiced opposition to the stadium plan last week. On Wednesday, the group went a step further: Members outlined their objections to the public’s $750 million public contribution, saying ...

Why one resident was so elated when Bullhead City ended annual regatta

A sea of garbage was left behind some of the 30,000 participants of the Bullhead City River Regatta, dubbed the “world’s largest river tube-float.”

Ally DeVilla used to keep to herself when the River Regatta came to town, but after seeing the mess along the Colorado River after this year’s event, she knew she couldn’t stay quiet anymore ...