Trends to watch in Las Vegas


Las Vegas, literally means The Meadows in Spanish, is very much known for its bright lights and as a place where some dreams are made of. It used to be just a desert place, part of the Mojave Desert. But now, it is dubbed as the entertainment capital of the world. It is known worldwide for its gambling, fine dining, shopping, entertainment, and nightlife. Studded with AAA Five Diamond hotel-casinos left and right, it is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It is so easy to play and get a Las Vegas slot jackpot that’s why gamblers flock to this city. It is also where certain trends start. Here are the trends to watch out for in Vegas. 


More organic 

Ann Alenik, Pasta Shop Ristorante and Art Gallery owner, believes that people will lean more towards organic food, with menus expanding to cater to people with various dietary needs and preferences, from meat eaters to flexitarians to vegans, and everyone else in between. 


Fewer tourists but more business 

Rossi Ralenkotter, CEO of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority reported that tourism decreased in 2017 and 2018, most likely because of crime reports and drop in the value of the US dollar. It may slowly go back up in 2019. There is also the possibility of an increase in tourist spending and business conventions in the city in 2019. 


More automation in the food industry 

As technology introduces new inventions in every sector and industry, Perry Wiley, Las Vegas JW Marriott’s VP for F&B, predicts ordering systems using facial recognition and automation in the kitchens. So do not be surprised to see robots flipping burgers in the kitchen. 


More construction projects  

John Retrespo of RCG Economics foresees more real estate investments in the city, more commercial buildings and convention sites to be built in the coming years. However, for residential buildings, the price gap will continue to widen when between buying a new house and buying an existing one, with the price difference moving up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. 


Higher customer standards 

Thunderbird Boutique Hotel and Lounge’s GM Brandon Nickles foresees that, because of high prices, customers would expect more from the service industry, the food sector in particular. They would be more choosy about dining out and look for more service offerings and add-ons to the dining experience. 


More heirloom furniture pieces 

Four Hands’ creative director Adam Dunn noticed that more and more customers look for furniture that last for a long time and are design-savvy. They may use it as an anchor piece in a room and may be used for a long time, which may be passed down to generations. Thus, the piece must be classic enough to remain attractive over the passage of time, yet unique in design. Designers may want to push the envelope in design to provide unusual pieces but must remain fashionable over time. 


More food deliveries 

Kelly Jones of Kelly Jones Hospitality predicts that as home-based jobs become more and more popular, people will make more food deliveries in the year. The food delivery business has seen an increase in the past couple of years and will continue to go up in 2019. 


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