||The Riviera Hotel & Casino has unveiled its new expansion of the hotel's Convention Center which will bring the total meeting space to more than 150,000 square feet. The Convention Center addition, recently completed on February 1, 1999 doubles the size of the hotel's meeting facilities.
"The construction of our new convention facility and room renovations is just the start of a plan to push the Riviera into the 21st century, while keeping its 'old Las Vegas' appeal," said Riviera CEO & Chairman of the Board William L. Westerman. "We already have one of the finest properties in Las Vegas and we are making it even better."
Each of our spacious ballrooms in our convention/entertainment facility can accommodate up to 5,000. Other features include a portable stage, ceiling tech booth, direct street level access for trade shows, and a 132-space underground parking facility with direct elevator access.
"The Riviera has always been known for its innovative and aggressive entertainment program and this multi-purpose facility not only gives us the capabilities of hosting larger conventions but the ability to bring top name entertainment, concerts and special events to our guests," said President & Chief Operating Officer Robert Vannucci.
Combined with the existing convention facility, the Riviera will now provide planners twin ballrooms offering 90,640 total square feet of meeting/exhibit space, 23 breakout rooms with over 30,000 square feet of space, 12 sky box/meeting rooms with more than 12,000 square feet of space, a 15,000 square foot pre-function area, two registration desks with connecting offices and a 132-space underground parking facility located directly below the new convention space. The hotel also offers valet and complimentary self-parking in an enclosed 1,600-space covered parking garage. To compliment the new convention facility, a 7,000 square foot banquet kitchen was included, and the Riviera is also renovating a full service Business Center.
The Riviera is planning a $17 million refurbishment of all guest rooms and suites. The plan, which is nearly completed, calls for all 2,071 rooms to be completely renovated, including furniture, lighting, artwork, ceramic tile, marble vanities, bath fixtures, bedding, wall covering, drapes and carpeting.
"The result of our total renovation will be a brand new facility with the spacious, comfortable feeling that is inherent in most older properties," stated Riviera Vice President of Construction John Franzoi. "We've incorporated a Mediterranean motif, combining colors, furniture style and Behren's artwork on the walls to reflect the image of the Riviera."
Through this exciting new construction project, extensive renovations and systematic maintenance program the Riviera Hotel & Casino is continually working to keep its place as one of the world's finest facilities for conventions and meetings.