What’s New at The Venetian Resort Global Meetings Industry Day 2021
LAS VEGAS (April 8, 2021) – The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas shared the following updates as part of Global Meetings Industry Day 2021.
THE STELLA STUDIO
The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas has debuted a new venue perfect for small to medium size meetings and events, including hybrid meetings. The 8,000-square-foot Stella Studio is a multifunctional space that provides a neutral canvas for any event planning needs. The venue is easily accessible from the lobby of The Palazzo tower at The Venetian Resort and offers a private entrance, natural light, a dedicated kitchen and bar, and private restrooms.
The Stella Studio is also the perfect location for a romantic wedding ceremony or reception. For more information visit: https://www.venetianlasvegas.com/meetings/spaces/stella-studio.html
CLEAR HEALTH PASS TECHNOLOGY
The Venetian Resort is making available to meeting professionals the Health Pass technology from CLEAR, the secure identity company. Meeting and tradeshow organizers will have the option to leverage CLEAR’s Health Pass for a frictionless and secure COVID-19 screening solution for their attendees.
Health Pass is a mobile experience by CLEAR, which connects a person's verified identity to multiple layers of COVID-19 related health information. Layers can include a combination of health surveys, temperature-checking kiosks, and linking to COVID-19 lab results and soon vaccination results – all integrated through the CLEAR app.
More than 60 organizations across the country are currently using Health Pass to create safer environments, including teams across all major sports leagues, the state of Hawaii, and many more.
The Venetian Resort convention center and expo have attained the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation on outbreak prevention, response, and recovery. Recognized as the gold standard of safe venues, GBAC STAR™ provides third-party validation to ensure the implementation of rigorous protocols in response to biorisk situations, certifying that facilities have work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems in place to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.
“GBAC STAR is the gold standard of safe facilities, providing third-party validation that ensures facilities implement strict protocols for biorisk situations,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “Accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers, and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to deliver clean and healthy environments that are safe for business.”
In addition, The Venetian Resort was among the first hotels in the world to become Sharecare Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide. The comprehensive facility verification helps ensure that guests and planners can book with confidence at properties that have appropriate health safety procedures in place.
Developed by Forbes Travel Guide, the global authority on genuine service, and digital health industry leader Sharecare, the comprehensive verification covers more than 360 standards across health and hygiene protocols, cleaning products and procedures, ventilation, physical distancing, the guest experience, and health safety communication with guests and employees. Hotels are required to verify their health protocols on an ongoing basis to ensure continued compliance with the most up-to-date global health standards.
This verification comes with an easily identifiable “seal of approval” – the Sharecare VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide badge – based on a hotel’s compliance with expert-validated best practices that minimize the risk and impact of COVID-19 and potential future public health events.
Earlier this year, The Venetian Resort was named to the annual Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards, a distinction it has maintained for the 20th consecutive year.
The Venetian Clean Commitment has also been verified by Bureau Veritas, a nearly 200-year-old world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, with its Safe Guard® Hygiene Excellence and Safety Label. The Cleveland Clinic serves as the Medical Advisor for Bureau Veritas’ health, safety and sustainability programs including Safe Guard™. The partnership between The Venetian and Bureau Veritas should provide comfort that our resort — from the suites of our hotel towers to the meeting space of the Congress Center — is ready for the enjoyment of our guests.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Venetian Resort expanded its recycling efforts as the first Las Vegas-based property, and one of the first in the nation, to develop an innovative program to recycle surgical face masks which are being used by guests and Team Members as part of the resort’s Venetian Clean initiatives. Since the program began, the resort has recycled more than 8,600 pounds of these masks, which are being converted into composite lumber.
As part of this pilot project, the discarded masks are collected on-site and sent to a recycling facility where they are separated, shredded, and densified into a crumb-like raw material. This material will be used to make repurposed products such as shipping pallets, railroad ties and composite decking.
THE VENETIAN RESORT POOL
The Venetian® Resort recently unveiled a dramatic redesign of its pool deck, setting a new standard in luxury and extraordinary experiences in Las Vegas. Conveniently located within The Venetian hotel tower, the new pool deck takes design cues from the Italian Riviera, including sculptural art pieces and quaint gardens, to provide the worldly look and feel of a European escape. The addition of 10 well-appointed premium poolside cabanas provide over-the-top amenities, some of which feature private plunge pools, reflecting the needs of the resort’s most discerning guests. The pristine waters of The Venetian pools evoke the charm and irresistible allure of their seaside Italian influences. The addition of daybeds and chaise lounges within the pools put guests even closer to the refreshing water.
Building on The Venetian’s award-winning cocktail program led by The Dorsey, Rosina and Electra Cocktail Club, the poolside cocktail menu has also been revamped, featuring drinks developed by world-renowned barman Sam Ross. Using seasonal fruit and freshly squeezed juices to enhance the selections, the menu features shaken classics, slushies, and a variety of non-alcoholic palate-pleasing options.
The redesigned pool also features two new al fresco dining spots from 50 Eggs Hospitality Group – Spritz Restaurant & Bar, and CAPRI poolside restaurant and lounge.
The Venetian Pool deck offers several group buy out options for events and receptions.
The Venetian Resort and Chef Costas Spiliadis proudly welcomed Estiatorio Milos, the world’s most celebrated Greek seafood restaurant to the property in March. Known for its signature seafood market featuring fresh fish flown in from the Mediterranean, Milos also introduces a new fruit and vegetable market, a raw bar, a yogurt room, and a curated list of fine Greek wines to complement the experience.
For groups, the restaurant features two private dining rooms, and various options for buy outs.
Regarded as the most influential chef in Greek cooking, Spiliadis believes food is best in its purest form, simple and perfect using pristine ingredients and cooking with precision so interference with nature is minimal. Like its sister Milos locations, the seafood will be flown in daily from the Mediterranean then put on display in the restaurant’s signature fish market where guests can make their selection. Complementing the iconic Milos fresh fish market will be an exquisite new produce market, where patrons can select from an array of fresh fruits and vegetables to accompany their meals. In addition, a raw bar will feature whole fish sashimi using the day’s fresh catch and a variety of crudo and tartare preparations.
The newly opened BRERA Osteria located in the bustling and energetic St. Mark’s Square inside The Venetian Resort is simplified Italian sophistication at its finest. The menu, inspired by Chef Angelo Auriana’s memories growing up in Italy is a combination of sharable plates, freshly made pasta, risotto, extensive choices of seafood including Branzino and calamari, and, of course, prime sirloin top steak, using only the freshest ingredients. The new restaurant is inspired by the wildly popular BRERA Ristorante in the Los Angeles arts district, which was recently named one of the world’s top 50 Italian restaurants outside of Italy. Both restaurants were influenced by the artsy-cool Brera neighborhood in Milan Italy, known for its distinct lively culinary and arts scene and it’s also credited in the 1920’s for bringing the social happy hour concept to the world – known as the Aperitivo Hour.
True to its namesake, BRERA Osteria features a signature Aperitivo Hour, or the best happy hour in Las Vegas, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 3 p.m. – 5 p.m., with its tribute to Italian hospitality, delicious dishes, refreshing cocktails, and energizing atmosphere.
The restaurant, located steps away from the Level 2 entrance to the Venetian Congress Center, features various options for group buy outs.
Joining The Venetian’s culinary collection December 2018, Mott 32 is one of Hong Kong’s most award-winning restaurants and a culinary icon in contemporary Chinese cuisine. Nominated for Best Chef in the Southwest in the prestigious 2020 James Beard Awards, executive Chef Alan Ji features an acclaimed menu that combines authentic Chinese recipes handed down from generations with progressive cooking techniques.
Designed by renowned interior designer, Joyce Wang, the Las Vegas restaurant’s design reflects Mott 32’s original pairing of New York industrialism and classic Chinese elements along with nods to Las Vegas culture including a dining table made of a vintage roulette wheel and a feather boa chandelier.
Winner of Wine Spectator’s ‘Best of Award of Excellence’ two years in a row for their stellar wine list, combined with an exceptional mixology program, playful scene and atmosphere, Mott 32 is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Mott 32 offers immersive group dining experiences that highlight the indulgent beauty of unlikely pairings. There is no food and beverage minimum required for main dining room seating. Group dining and beverage menus are available for groups of more than 12.
THE COCKTAIL COLLECTIVE
A trio of new bars has spurred a sensation for visitors – a radical departure from the city’s traditional nightlife scene. At the helm of it all is The Cocktail Collective at The Venetian Resort, a portfolio of three nightlife destinations, The Dorsey Cocktail Bar, Rosina Cocktail Lounge, and Electra Cocktail Club. Together, these venues have been racking up accolades as they redefine cocktail culture in Las Vegas.
The sophisticated Dorsey provides an inventive cocktail menu, featuring the Penicillin, which New York Times named to its list of 11 essential drinks of the “modern cocktail revival.”
At the romantic Rosina, pleasure seekers can top off their flute of Champagne with the bar’s most innovative feature, a “Champagne call button.” Conde Nast Traveler calls Rosina an “incredible surprise…rich finishes and gorgeous lighting give the small room Gatsby-era, Art Deco fabulousness.”
The energetic Electra Cocktail Club greets guests with a 40-foot digital display featuring original art in a mind-blowing 70 million pixels and more than one billion colors. Electra is “a gorgeous cocktail bar with the vibe of a nightclub,” according to The Vancouver Sun.
For groups, several buy out options and packages are available.
Grazie Rewards, the all-new loyalty program at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas was designed with every guest in mind. Grazie Rewards provides members with more ways to earn access and benefits based on total spend throughout the resort and casinos, including slots, table games, hotel, food and beverage outlets, and retail.
Members of Grazie Rewards are always guaranteed the best suite rates, saving up to 30% off rates when booking direct. In addition, members can receive comps and resort credits based on casino play. An exciting new feature of Grazie Rewards, for the first time ever, members can earn Tier Points and Grazie Gifts Points while playing table games. Additional benefits include exclusive ticket presale opportunities, at least 10% off gondola rides and services at Canyon Ranch spa + fitness, additional personalized offers and promotions, and more.
PRESTIGE AT THE PALAZZO
From a private Prosecco check-in, to unparalleled amenities with special touches, a stay at Prestige at The Palazzo is truly memorable. Guests will experience an extraordinary staff with dedicated concierge services, a complimentary business center, and other upscale amenities, including exclusive access to the Prestige Lounge, located 23 floors above the Las Vegas Strip.
The lounge features a daily continental breakfast, afternoon coffees and teas, evening appetizers, and a nightly cocktail reception with complimentary alcoholic beverages.
Editors of Architectural Digest raved about Prestige, adding it to the magazine’s list of ten hotels to “splurge on a club-level upgrade.”
In 2018, Prestige at The Palazzo joined Virtuoso’s exclusive portfolio of luxury travel partners.