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Caesars set to break ground on $500 million Strip project

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By MSNBC Staff Writer


Caesars Entertainment Corp. has raised the stakes in Las Vegas.

The company on Wednesday announced plans for The Linq, a $550 million retail, dining and entertainment project at the heart of the Strip. The highlight will be a giant Ferris-style observation wheel — The Las Vegas High Roller — which at 550 feet will be the tallest in the world.


Caesars Entertainment has tapped L.A. mall developer Caruso Affiliated (The Grove, Americana At Brand) to develop this massive entertainment, dining, hospitality, and retail district on the Las Vegas Strip.
Design and construction of the observation wheel — its 28 cabins will each carry up to 40 people.

The Las Vegas High Roller goes head-to-head with Skyvue Las Vegas, a competing project that broke ground in May on an 11-acre site across from Mandalay Bay at the southern end of the Strip. The brainchild of local developer Howard Bulloch, the project will include a 476-foot observation wheel, along with a roller coaster and 200,0…

Cvent's "The Great Event Photo Contest"

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Please vote for Infinity Events entry, "The Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D movie premiere" for Cvent's event photo contest.
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GETTING MORE WITH LESS. Budgets May Have a "Ceiling"...Creativity Doesn't

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The federal government is learning the hard way, what the event industry has already known for a few years now and that is it's time to get creative and figure out how to make do with less.

While this is not a new concept, those who are not able to grasp it often react with a "knee jerk" approach and cancel anything that is perceived to be expensive.  It is the easiest task in the world to produce greatness with unlimited funds however it takes a little ingenuity and creativity to still deliver results when the funds are not there.

Thankfully with a paper clip, dental floss and a dixie cup you can "MacGyver" your way to amazing results in event design.

Below are a few events we have produced over the past few years that have had budgets of $35,000 or less for groups of 400 or more.  This budget has had to include the following:
Decor - Linens, centerpieces, stage decor, perimeter
Lighting
Entertainment
Audio Visual - Sound, video, projection
Multi-media
Techni…