Meeting groups can discover a huge variety of dining incentive experiences in Las Vegas, from hotel dine-arounds to food halls to culinary walking tours.
Famous Food Street Eats at Resorts World is a 24,000-square-foot food hall boasting 16 stalls that showcase Asian street food including dumplings from Hong Kong, lechon from the Philippines, Thai beef noodle soup, and more. The food hall also features Streetbird Las Vegas by James Beard award winning chef Marcus Samuelsson, offering spicy fried chicken, hot honey chicken and waffles, chicken wings, and mac ’n greens.
The Beast by Todd English at AREA15 is a food hall experience that takes place inside a space designed to look like the belly of a dragon. AREA15 is a new 200,000-square-foot immersive entertainment and event complex featuring interactive artwork and more. The Beast is its main culinary attraction helmed by James Beard Award winner Todd English. This 6,500-square-foot space is the chef’s take on a food hall, and instead of offering a variety of fast-food chains, it serves as a test kitchen for his restaurants around the globe. Dishes available include tuna tartare wonton tacos, Korean chicken wings, loaded fries with short rib ragu, and chile-lime watermelon salad.
Block 16 Urban Food Hall at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas offers more than 4,000 square feet of quick serve restaurants on the property’s second floor. Offerings include Bang Bar by Momofuku, serving riddled flatbread sandwiches and rice bowls; Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, serving Nashville hot chicken and southern sides; Ghost Donkey, serving an extensive selection of tequila and mezcal paired with small bites, and much more.
Groups can also arrange dine-arounds at resorts such as Caesars Palace, including visits to top restaurants like Nobu, serving sushi and sashimi, as well as to the property’s newest outlet Amalfi. Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay opened Amalfi in May 2021, inspired by the cuisine of Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Fish and seafood are displayed in colorful blue ceramic containers staffed by a fishmonger who can provide details on each fish, where it is from, and when it arrived in Las Vegas.
The new Virgin Hotels Las Vegas boasts eateries such as Hakkasan Group’s Casa Calavera, serving Mexican cuisine; Night + Market, offering Thai street food with a South California twist; and One Steakhouse, serving signature steaks, wagyu beef, and more. Kassi Beach House offers authentic coastal Italian cuisine in an atmosphere reminiscent of laid-back trattorias; while Money, Baby! features state-of-the-art golf simulators and interactive games, as well as a private dining room that is only accessible by a secret speakeasy door. Multiple vignettes throughout the venue make it perfect for events, larger parties, corporate groups.
Groups can also dine-around at MGM Resorts such as James Beard Award-winner Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak or Morimoto Las Vegas, both at MGM Grand. Dine-around experiences can explore the regional cuisine of Spain and France at Chef Julian Serrano’s Picasso at Bellagio; or try Kobe A5, ranked by many as the best beef in the world, at Jean Georges Steakhouse at the ARIA Resort & Casino.
New at Wynn Las Vegas is Delilah. Located in the resort’s exclusive Tower Suites enclave, the restaurant offers a “dinner and a show” atmosphere modeled after the earliest showrooms and supper clubs of Las Vegas in the 1950s.
Lip-Smacking Foodie Tours hosts immersive dining experiences for teams and groups of up to 250 people. The tours include immediate VIP seating at some of the most in-demand restaurants in Las Vegas, the opportunity to savor signature dishes at each stop, and an expert guide to offer insider information about Las Vegas along the way. Options include afternoon or evening culinary adventures at restaurants located either on the Strip or Downtown.
Lip Smacking Foodie Tours also offers a Savory Bites & Neon Lights experience, which begins with a visit to four of Las Vegas’ most exclusive restaurants, followed by a champagne toast and a helicopter ride with Maverick Helicopters high above the neon lights of the Strip.
Meet Smart, Vegas Smart
The Meet Smart, Vegas Smart initiative includes guides to policies and procedures that will allow planners and groups to get back to business with confidence. As well as updates on Las Vegas’ current COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations, the site includes virtual tours of the city’s venues and event spaces, links to resorts’ individual health and safety plans, and a link to the state of Nevada’s COVID Trace app. This free contact-tracing mobile phone app was developed by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, and can notify attendees if they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
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