Hotel Information

Host Hotel 

More information about an OptiCon Host Hotel will be posted as soon as it is available.

 
Please Note: You will receive more information on how to reserve your room during the registration process once you have selected the OptiCon package.

Local Information

Sands Expo Center

Combined with the Congress Center at the Venetian and Palazzo, the Sands Expo Center were the first site in the world to attain APEX/ASTM Level 2 Venue Certification for sustainability; and 2.25 million square feet of flexible meeting and exhibition space makes us the largest, greenest convention center and resort in the world. Sands Expo is consistently identified among industry peers and publications as one of the most successful trade show venues in America.  

The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo are just 4.5 miles from McCarran International Airport -- about a 15-minute drive.

Parking garages are available at both The Venetian and The Palazzo. Sands Expo parking is located in the underground garage of The Palazzo and the above-ground structure of The Venetian. Parking and valet parking are provided as courtesies to guests of the resort.


Transportation 

Bus – Deuce

The Deuce is Las Vegas’ public transportation. The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) provides Double Decker bus service on the Las Vegas Strip.

For more information, such as schedules and route maps, please click here.

Cost: A two-hour pass is $6; a 24-hour pass is $8, and a three-day pass is $20. You can buy your ticket on the bus.

If you’re looking to check out the old Strip and don’t want to pay a lot and don’t mind riding a bus, the Deuce is a good option. It is the cheapest form of transportation from the Strip to Downtown Las Vegas/Fremont Street.

While the bus runs throughout town, there are two routes you can specifically take for the Strip and Downtown, The Deuce on The Strip and SDX Strip & Downtown Express. The Deuce on The Strip operates 24/7. SDX Strip and Downtown Express operates 9 a.m. to Midnight.

Nearest Bus Stops to The Venetian and The Palazzo:
•Bus stop under St. Regis Clock Tower out front serves The Deuce northbound.
•Bus stop under pedestrian bridge connecting The Palazzo to Wynn on The Palazzo side serves: •203 Eastbound, 119 Southbound and Centennial Express (CX) Southbound

•Bus Stop in front of Neiman Marcus by Fashion Show mall serves: •203 Westbound, 119 Northbound and Centennial Express (CX) Northbound

Bus Stops at McCarran Airport:
•Terminal 1: •The bus stop at Terminal 1 is located on Level Zero. From baggage claim, take the elevator or escalator down one level. Exit the terminal building and proceed across the pedestrian crosswalk. Veer right to the covered RTC bus stop.
•The RTC Paratransit Shuttle service is available by reservation at Terminal 1. The shuttle stop at Terminal 1 is just outside the doors on Level Zero. To make a reservation visit the RTC website or call: 702.228.4800/TDD 702.676.1834.

•Terminal 3: •The RTC currently does not provide bus service to Terminal 3; however, inter-terminal shuttle service is available to transport you between Terminals 1 and 3.
•The RTC Paratransit Shuttle service is available by reservation at Terminal 3. The Paratransit Shuttle stop at Terminal 3 is located on Level Zero, outside door exit 5. To make a reservation visit the RTC website or call: 702.228.4800/TDD 702.676.1834.

Monorail

The Las Vegas Monorail is a state-of-the-art, automated, driverless rail system that runs above the streets along the east side of the Las Vegas Strip. The monorail stops at seven points on the Las Vegas Strip.

Cost: A single ride is $5, a day pass is $12, and they also have two to seven-day passes with prices that range from $22-$56. 

The monorail does not run all night. After a certain hour, you will need to take a different form of transportation.

Hours of Operation:
•Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

•Friday – Sunday: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m.

For more information on the Las Vegas Monorail, please click here.


Rental Cars

Airport Car Rental
•Address: 7135 Gilespie Street, Las Vegas, NV 89136

From McCarran Airport:
Terminal 1:
•Arriving car rental customers will be transported to their vehicles by dedicated blue-and-white McCarran Rent-A-Car Center shuttles for the three-mile trip to the Center and the car rental company of your choice.

From Baggage Claim, follow signs to Ground Transportation on Level 1. Proceed to the Rental Car Shuttle located at the center median outside doors 10 and 11. 

Terminal 3:
•Blue and white McCarran Rent-A-Car Center shuttle buses depart approximately every five minutes for the three-mile trip to the Center and the car rental company of your choice.

•Follow signs to Ground Transportation from Baggage Claim on Level Zero. Proceed to the Rental Car Shuttle located outside West doors 51-54 and East doors 55-58.

Rental Car Return:

Upon arrival at the McCarran Rent-A-Car Center, follow the signs to the Rental Car Return entrance off of Gilespie St. Continue following the overhead signs to the appropriate car rental company. After returning your vehicle, proceed through the lobby and out the main entrance to the shuttles. Blue and white McCarran Rent-A-Car Center shuttle buses depart to the airport approximately every five minutes.

Board the appropriate shuttle to Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 for your departing flight.

Ride Share - Uber and Lyft

Cost: Varies depending on where you want to go. Uber will display price range. Lyft will not.

Always be aware of when surge pricing is in effect as you could end up paying $100 for a trip that could have cost $30-$50.

From The Venetian and The Palazzo:
Pick-up locations:
•The Venetian: 3rd Level Mall Valet

•The Palazzo: Lower Level Valet

Drop off locations:
•The Venetian: Main Entrance (available lane nearest the entrance)

•The Palazzo: Upper Level (available lane nearest the entrance)

From McCarran Airport:
Pick up locations:
•Terminal 1: From Baggage Claim, take the elevator near door #2 up to level 2. Cross the pedestrian bridge on level 2 to the Terminal 1 Parking Garage. The Ride Share pick up is located on level 2M of the parking garage.

•Terminal 3: From Baggage Claim, take the elevator near door #52, #54, or #56 up to level 1. Cross the pedestrian bridge on level 1 to the Terminal 3 Parking Garage. The Ride Share pick up is located on the Valet level of the parking garage.

Drop off locations:
•Customers are allowed to be dropped off at the airport’s departures curbs at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 3.


Taxis

More than 10 taxi companies provide service to and from the airport and locations throughout Las Vegas. Some taxis will not accept credit card payments. Customers should notify the driver prior to departure if they plan to use a credit card for payment.

The maximum number of passengers allowed in any taxi is five, including infants and children.

Cost: Varies depending on traffic and time of year. Additionally, there is a $1.80 charge on all fares originating at the airport.

Taxis are great to use when you want to go from property to property and to and from the airport. There are plenty of them throughout town, so you never have to worry about there not being enough drivers at a late hour.

As with Uber and Lyft, you cannot hail a taxi on the Strip. Just look for the taxi line sign, usually near valet. If you have any concerns with a taxi driver, you can call the Nevada Taxi Cab Authority at 702.668.4005 to report any issues.

Take Koval Lane instead of the freeway to save some fare.

From The Venetian and The Palazzo:
Pick-up locations:
•The Venetian: North end of The Venetian Porte Cochere, in front of the shuttle area

•The Palazzo: North end of the Upper Porte Cochere, in front of the shuttle area

Drop-off locations:
•The Venetian: Main Entrance

•The Palazzo: Upper Level

From McCarran Airport:
•Terminal 1: Taxicabs are available on the east side of baggage claim, outside door exits 1 - 4. Airport personnel is available to help queue the lines and provide assistance as needed.
•Terminal 3: Taxis are conveniently located outside on Level Zero. There are 20 taxi loading positions on the on the west end of the building to serve domestic travelers and 10 loading positions on the east side of the building to accommodate international travelers. Quick exit lanes will allow traffic to leave the airport quickly and airport personnel are available to assist as needed.