The moment when you discover you’re going to Las Vegas on business, it’s likely that two thoughts may run through your head. First, you’ll probably be excited about the opportunities not only to attend or hold a meeting or convention in Las Vegas, where business deals get done every day, but to perhaps find a little free time to enjoy extracurricular activities in the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Secondly, you know someone is going to want to join you as soon as he or she finds out you are Vegas bound. So how do you and your significant other make the most of a trip to Vegas without compromising the business at hand?
MAP OUT HIS/HER SOLO TIME
Once you figure out your business-related itinerary, think about activities your significant other can do on their own while you are working. This will allow you to focus on the purpose of your trip knowing your better half is having a good time in the process. Identify things that aren’t couples-centric or high on your to-do list and plan accordingly.
For example, set your partner up with a treatment at a luxury spa. He or she will be relaxed and in a great mood for the times you spend together. The AWAY Spa at SLS Las Vegas will allow your mate to become immersed in refined relaxation while enjoying a custom massage bed equipped with music therapy technology. At the intimate Oleksandra Spa at Treasure Island, he or she can enjoy any number of signature treatments that will soothe and satisfy.
Maybe your special someone would like a little retail therapy. Whether it’s browsing or looking for the perfect gift, Las Vegas is a shopping Mecca filled with everything from spacious outlet malls to luxury retailers to haute couture boutiques. He or she can check out the unique collection of stores at The Cosmopolitan Shops, from limited edition sneakers at CRSVR Sneaker Boutique to designing your own jewelry at Jason of Beverly Hills. Or have your partner browse through 170 specialty stores and more than 20 restaurants at Planet Hollywood in the Miracle Mile Shops (which is actually 1.2 miles of shopping bliss.
FIND SOME FUN FOR TWO
Then think about the downtime you’ll have together and create at least a blueprint or bucket list of activities you can share. Here’s where choosing your favorite restaurants can come in handy, particularly those with unparalleled sightlines of the Las Vegas Strip, or the romantic intimacy of Hugo's Cellar at the Four Queens in downtown Las Vegas. At Hugo's every woman receives a red rose when being seated.On the Strip, you can watch the fabulous Fountains of Bellagio while dining on exquisite Italian cuisine at Lago, or soak in the Mediterranean-inspired reinvention of Tinseltown glamour at Cleo inside SLS Las Vegas.
Of course, no trip to Las Vegas is complete without seeing an amazing show, so be sure to carve out an evening for a performance you’ll never forget, like the illuminating journey at Le Rêve - The Dream at Wynn Las Vegas or the stunning acrobatics of KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand.
With so many options, you’re sure to find ways to maximize your Las Vegas visit and get done what you need to get done, and still have time for what you and your partner want to do. In Las Vegas, you really can mix business with pleasure!