Las Vegas reinvents itself once again to remain one of the world’s top entertainment capitals. The Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp., in collaboration with Las Vegas Sands Corp., is elevating sensory experiences to build the world’s largest dome and LED screens that will reshape the entertainment industry.
The MSG Sphere began its construction in 2018 and is projected for completion in 2023 with an estimated cost of at least $1.8 billion dollars. The new venue will stand at 366 feet tall and 516 feet wide, and can accommodate 17,500 seated guests. The sphere will be located right off of the Strip, behind the Venetian. Entertainment hosted at this venue will transport guests into a whole new dimension with full HD screens covering the dome at 19,000 by 13,500 pixels, covering an area around the size of three football fields. For audio, MSG Sphere will use beamforming technology to project sound to all parts of the stadium directly, rather than blasted over speakers. This allows the stadium to broadcast several languages to different parts of the arena without interruption and without additional devices or translator systems, bringing together people from all over the world. The infrasound haptic system that vibrates audience members to literally feel what is going on around them.
Each seat in the area will be equipped with high-speed internet to allow attendees to share what is happening before them with friends on social media and for interactive experiences from artists and performers. MSG hopes to bring this technology to Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the annual Rockettes Christmas show and has plans to open a venue in London. No dates have been announced for those projects.
Glamping is made more inclusive and effortless than ever at AutoCamp Joshua Tree, 38 miles outside of Palm Springs and a three-hour drive from Los Angeles. The design and layout of this multitasking camp — which can accommodate family groups and corporate retreats as readily as couples — puts guests front and center amidst the natural wonders and phenomena of the Coachella desert, even while providing creature comforts found at better hotels and practical features like well-appointed kitchenettes with basic cookware, towels and linens, and a fire pit with a grill.
Sonesta Hotels teamed up with Best Friends Animal Society to support the society’s mission to end homelessness for animals. To celebrate the collaboration, Sonesta Select properties will serve a complimentary, pet-inspired mocktail to guests. These hotels also offer opportunities for guests and team members to donate to help save the lives of dogs, cats and other animals.
Costa Rica prepares to welcome its first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property, slated to open in 2025. Waldorf Astoria Guanacaste will boast 190 guestrooms, as well as 25 Waldorf Astoria-branded residences, all offering sweeping views overlooking the ocean. A presidential suite will also grace the property.
Copa Airlines is celebrating its 75th anniversary by showcasing a Boeing 737-800 NG in an aircraft livery that harkened back to the airline’s look in the 1990s. During that time, Copa Airlines launched an expansion of their network to become the Hub of the Americas®, changing the way to travel to and connect in our Continent.
West Coast travelers can now enjoy easier, more efficient access to the Cayman Islands thanks to a new airlift option via Cayman Airways Ltd. As of Nov. 6, Cayman Airways operates nonstop service from Los Angeles International Airport to Owen Roberts International Airport in Grand Cayman at an introductory fare of $399.
I sat in spellbound reverence, fixed to my rickety wooden chair in a Peruvian Amazon rain forest village. A local shaman welcomed our small group from the riverboat Zephyr to teach us about medicinal plants from the jungle. Then, blowing tobacco smoke from his cupped hands, he framed my body with a smoke shield as he blew it around my face and over my shoulders, all the while chanting his blessing from the forest.
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