MGM Grand to expand conference center

Jun 20, 2017 3:00 AM

Southern Nevada’s burgeoning trade show business is prompting a major expansion of the conference center at MGM Resorts’ MGM Grand Hotel Casino.

The company said in a release that the Strip casino/resort is adding 250,000 square feet to its conference center. When finished, MGM Grand’s conference space will total 850,000 square feet The cost of the expansion was not released.

Convention business helped spur a 1.5 percent increase in Las Vegas visitation last year. Business has spiked, say industry observers, as Las Vegas continues to attract mid-size and smaller meetings in addition to major conventions that attract tens of thousands of attendees.