LAS VEGAS, June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas bid farewell to the Strip's original high-rise, the Riviera Hotel & Casino, as the Monaco tower was imploded at 2:37 a.m., Tuesday, June 14. As the walls came down, thousands of "What Happens Here, Stays Here" (WHHSH) memories and confessions from around the world were sealed forever, the ultimate "What Happens Here, Stays Here" moment.
Las Vegas loyalists submitted hand-written WHHSH confessions at the iconic Welcome to Las Vegas Sign, Downtown Container Park and McCarran International Airport, and digital confessions were collected on whhsh.com. All digital entries were automatically entered into a contest to win a three-day, two-night vacation to Las Vegas to create new "What Happens Here, Stays Here" memories.
The implosion of the Riviera will lead to exciting changes on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip as the space is utilized for an expansion to the Las Vegas Convention Center. A proven asset and economic driver to the Las Vegas community, the Las Vegas Convention Center expansion ensures the destination is able to keep up with the ever-evolving needs of tradeshow clients and maintain its status as the No. 1 trade show destination in North America.
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ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com.
Emily Wininger, R&R Partners
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SOURCE Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority