Black Meetings and Tourism

March / April 2019

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B M & T ••• March/Apri 2019 ••• 10 CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT SECURES OVER HALF A MILLION ROOM NIGHTS FOR GROUPS AT CAESARS FORUM, A 550,000 SQUARE-FOOT CONFERENCE CENTER IN LAS VEGAS Marking Reservation Milestone for the Conference Facility Opening in 2020 with the Two Largest Pillarless Ballrooms in the World Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ: CZR, "Caesars Entertainment" or "Caesars"), the world's most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company, announces that over half a million room nights at Caesars Entertainment properties are booked for groups at CAESARS FORUM for 2020 and beyond. As a $375 mil- lion conference facility in Las Vegas, CAESARS FORUM will be the first facility of this size built on one level and is equivalent in size to 27 tennis courts or three ice hockey rinks that will open in 2020. It will also feature FORUM Plaza, the first 100,000-sq. ft. dedicated outdoor meet- ing and event space in Las Vegas. Caesars Entertainment has booked over $150 million in conference business for CAESARS FORUM, with over 70 contracts signed, some with multiple years. With diverse industries from education to fashion, technology, telecom, sports, entertainment, wine & spirits and wellness, attendance will range from 500 to 8,000 attendees from all over the U.S. "Within walking distance to more than 20,000 Caesars Entertainment hotel rooms, connected to 5,000 Caesars Entertainment hotel rooms and adjacent to the LINQ Promenade retail district, CAE- SARS FORUM will truly provide a unique option for meetings and events. We're thrilled to reach this sales milestone at the beginning of 2019 and look forward to welcoming groups, meeting planners and guests when we open in 2020," said Michael Massari, Chief Sales Officer at Caesars Entertainment. "CAESARS FORUM redefines meetings and events offerings in Las Vegas and will ultimately be a gateway to the brand's unmatched network of exclusive features that our guests and groups have come to expect," explains Lisa Messina, Vice President of Sales at Caesars Entertainment. Globally recognized for its sustainability with a LEED Silver rating, CAE- SARS FORUM will also: Provide direct access via skybridge to Harrah's Las Vegas and The LINQ Hotel and Casino; Be connected by pedestrian bridge to LINQ Promenade and Flamingo Las Vegas; Feature 300,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, including two 110,000-sq. ft. pillarless ballrooms, two 40,000-sq. ft. ballrooms and six state-of-the-art boardrooms; Accommodate more than 10,000 participants and offer more than 100 break-out rooms; Be built on one floor for convenient move-in, along with nine easily accessible loading docks; Feature FORUM Plaza, a 100,000-sq. ft. outdoor space, ideal for out- door events, wellness breaks, opening cocktail receptions, meals or enter- tainment; Be conveniently located within walking distance to eight to Caesars Entertainment's Las Vegas properties. Divide into limitless configurations for customers, utilizing over 2 miles of airwalls. For more information, visit CHOICE HOTELS GROWS WESTERN US PRESENCE WITH AGREEMENT TO DEVEL- OP 14 NEW WOODSPRING SUITES Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) awarded an agreement to ServiceStar Hospitality to develop 14 new WoodSpring Suites hotels throughout Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada. "The WoodSpring Suites brand continues to draw strong interest from developers across the country, furthering its position as a leader both in extended stay and the economy segment overall," said Ron Burgett, vice president, extended stay hotels development, Choice Hotels. "This transaction builds on WoodSpring's record-setting 2018 growth and will accelerate the brand's presence across the western United States. ServiceStar Hospitality has an intimate knowledge of the region and is the ideal developer to bring WoodSpring to these new markets for travelers." H OT E L H A P P E N I N G S

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