Park MGM Becomes First Member

Ideation Studio and Madison Meeting Center, First-to-Market Las Vegas Venues, Now Part of Elite Meetings Association 

LAS VEGAS (November 26, 2018)Park MGM’s Ideation Studio and Madison Meeting Center are the newest members of IACC, an elite group of 300 conferencing venues in 26 countries that strive to represent the top 1% of meeting spaces worldwide. IACC member venues are part of a global community of companies delivering innovative and exceptional meeting experiences for customers.

“The IACC certification distinguishes The Meeting Center at Park MGM among the best-in-class meeting venues in the world and recognizes that our work spaces achieve IACC’s stringent global standards,” said Shelly Cruz, vice president of Sales for Park MGM. “We thoughtfully developed interactive, collaborative spaces using research and science as a design guide to generate greater conversation, creativity and results that maximize our groups’ time.”

Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Park MGM offers 77,000 square feet of meeting space with the ability to host up to 5,000 attendees in the customizable Park Theater, yet the resort specializes in non-traditional, forward-thinking smaller meeting venues used for corporate retreats, brainstorming sessions, workshops and training programs.

Las Vegas’ first Executive Meeting Center, Park MGM’s Madison Meeting Center (MMC), caters to groups from 10 to 50 people. The 10,000-square-foot, modern-designed meeting space offers 10 flexible rooms, two self-service lounges, ergonomic moveable furniture with integrated power along with built-in audio/visual equipment and rolling whiteboards. Increasing the center’s appeal is the first Daily Meeting Package (DMP) offering on the Las Vegas Strip.  The all-inclusive pricing allows meeting planners to pay a flat rate per attendee, providing convenience and cost efficiency.  Many attendees want to maintain a healthy lifestyle as they travel, and the MMC accommodates this through Stay Well Meetings, exclusive to MGM Resorts. Stay Well Meetings is the most comprehensive wellness meeting experience featuring healthy environments that promote high-performance meetings by increasing attendees’ energy, focus and productivity through evidence-based elements.

The November 2018 opening of the 7,000-square-foot Ideation Studio has ushered in a new way for people to meet. Working with Cisco Systems, Park MGM is the first hotel in the world to offer groups Cisco Webex™ Boards and Cisco Webex Teams, which give teams a virtual meeting space as well as messaging, file sharing, whiteboarding and even video calling.  Whether in the room or virtually connected, groups can collaborate, share messaging, notes, files, presentations across all devices and have access to all the notes and materials long after the meeting has ended.  Beyond the technology, elements within the Ideation Studio are based on behavioral science and how people interact with the environment.  Chair and table height, lighting, flooring and room configurations were selected to enhance engagement.  With four distinct layouts and 10 rooms for groups of six up to 24, the variety of options provide the right solution for that next strategic planning session.

Mark Cooper, IACC’s CEO, said, “The designs of Park MGM’s Madison Meeting Center and Ideation Studio have taken into consideration many of the trends and preferences from meeting planners that IACC has identified through its research. The Park MGM leadership team has poured so much dedication and passion into developing a haven for small meetings and we look forward to bringing our own events to these inspiring meeting spaces in the future.”

With 80 percent of MGM Resorts’ groups at 100 guestrooms or less, the Madison Meeting Center and Ideation Studio reflect the company’s commitment to providing small groups exceptional choices.

For more information or to book the new spaces, email Meetings@ParkMGM.com or call 800.311.5999.