I stayed at the Palazzo Tower at Venetian in Las Vegas during my
national meeting in June of 2018. This is the entrance to the
All the rooms at the Palazzo are suites. This was my amazing
A living room area with a sectional sofa and TV are just next to the
The bathroom was quite opulent as well with a seperate shower and tub
as well as a TV.
The drapes were all controlled automatically too.
I had a nice view of TI and the Trump International Tower in Las Vegas
from my suite.
Our welcome general session featured a best selling author as well as
these tasty cupcakes from the Bouchon Bakery in the Venetian.
These are supposedly the best cupcakes in America.
That evening, the company had a welcome reception and dinner set up for
us. The room had lots of Virtual Reality (VR) stations.
During this VR session, I am gliding over a city like a bird!
There were acrobats performing on the floor also.
During this session, I was rafting down a river.
We also had an around the world style buffet with seafood, Chinese
food, Mexican food, carving station, and more! The lobster, jumbo
prawns, and oysters were great.
They also had acrobats perform for us too along with a DJ that evening.
The Palazzo had a nice atrium area. This is a cool gondola.
The area between the Palazzo and Venetian was really nice too.
I am on my way to the Sands Expo Center at the Venetian and Palazzo
campus to start attending my workshops on Day 2 here. Behind me
is the Grand Canal Shoppes!
The food at the Sands Expo center was amazing. Here are some of
our dessert options during lunch on the 2nd day. I tried all
It was cool to check out the mini shows at the Grand Canal Shoppes
during our breaks.
I enjoyed relaxing by the pool too after the meetings. In the
shade, the dry heat felt great!
This is a nice perspective on how tall the Palazzo Tower is.
The Venetian is right next to the Palazzo.
The Canyonlands Spa at the Palazzo was decorated so nicely. I had
a walk through some colorful hallways to the fitness center.
This is the lounge by the fitness center.
They even had a cool rockwall at the fitness center.
I am seated at Sushi Samba here with my colleagues. Sushi Samba
is a fusion of Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian foods.
We had an eight course omakase dinner at Sushi Samba. This was
the first course. It was a crispy scallop served over lettuce.
This course featured their yellow tail taquitos. They were
They even served us A5 Wagyu in these potstickers. It is one of
the most expensive cuts of beef in the world.
We were served sea bass skewers next. Wow!
This Brazilian seafood stew was served afterwards. There were no
complaints with this either!
The sashimi was so fresh!
The sushi course was the final course before dessert. It tastes
just as good as it looked!
The dessert was delicious!
Las Vegas went all out during the Stanley Cup Finals for their Vegas
Golden Knights who made the Stanley Cup finals in their first year as
an expansion team!
I got some Honolulu Cookie Company treats for Joy and our
parents. They are so tasty!
I had to attend a national meeting in Las Vegas in
early June. It was only for a few days, but our company is really
cool about taking care of us when we travel. I flew out of
Sacramento on a Tuesday in early June. After arriving in Las
Vegas, a ground crew employee for the company we hired to handle our
logistics greeted us and escorted us to buses which were waiting to
transport us to the Sands Expo Center on the world famous Las Vegas
Strip. After arriving at the Sands Expo Center, the baggage
handlers from the Venetian and Palazzo tagged our bags and within an
hour or so, our bags were taken up to our suites at either hotel.
We also had a private check in set up for us in the Sands Expo Center
so we did not have to wait in long lines that the regular people have
to wait in. After getting my suite at the Palazzo, I went up to
check it out. I asked for a suite with a nice view of the Las
Vegas Strip, and I was not disappointed. My views included
Treasure Islands (TI), Trump International Tower, Fashion Show Mall,
and a little of the Wynn. The Wynn had a cool fountain show at
night too that I could see from my suite. The suite was large and
We had a delicious lunch for us before our general
session. They had Bouchon cupcakes brought into the banquet hall
so we could each sample what the Food Network calls the best cupcakes
in the US. We also had a great keynote speaker. Afterwards,
we went to a welcome reception and dinner. The company did the
usual around the world buffet with lobster, shrimp, oysters, Chinese
dim sum, Mexican treats, beef, and desserts. There was also the
usual bars set up with good selections of beer and wine for us.
Moreover, the company hired acrobats to perform on stage as well as a
DJ to play music. In addition, they had acrobats walk around and
do routines on the floor. In addition, we got Virtual Reality
(VR) booths set up so we could try different experiences. I tried
a few of them, but I started to get a head ache. It was a fun
evening with my coworkers.
I was happy the meeting was in Las Vegas because I
was able to go see my newborn nephew, Akash! He was only about
two months old, and this was my first time meeting him. He was so
The next morning, I enjoyed my walk through the
Grand Canal Shoppes to Sands Expo Center for our meetings and
workshops. We were fed really well starting at breakfast.
They had the typical midmorning snacks, delicious buffet lunch,
afternoon snacks, afternoon beverage break, and even a dinner.
However, most of the local districts went out to a nice dinner since it
was Vegas after all. The company let us expense that as
well! We went to dinner at Sushi Samba, which is a fusion of
Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisines. Apparently, there are
lots of Japanese people who settled in South America so there were
Japanese influences in a lot of the foods down there. Sushi Samba
has locations in Amsterdam and Miami as well. They had the best
Japanese whiskey selection outside of Japan too I think! I had
two different whiskeys. We ordered an eight course omakase
dinner. Omakase is a tasting dinner where one trusts the
judgement of the chef to send what he or she recommends to the
table. Every item was delicious! LET ME REPEAT! EVERY
ITEM WAS DELICIOUS! They started us off with scallops. We
even had A5 Wagyu beef which can go for as much as $500 a pound.
After dinner, I hung out with some of my buddies at
the Dorsey in the Venetian. We enjoyed some whisky and took in
the scenery. Vegas is great! I did gamble a little also.