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.
Upon our triumphant in-person return to Los Angeles in December 2021 to celebrate our annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, the FXExpress Publications, Inc. team also revisited one of our favorite city hot spots: Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills for dinner at the on-site Riviera 31 bar lounge.
Global business travel is making its way back, even as the pandemic and other world events continue to challenge its return. In a recent poll from the Global Business Travel Association, more than four in five respondents (86 percent) from across the industry said they feel more optimistic than they did at the beginning of the year. Business travel bookings, the need to travel to do business and employee willingness to travel are all on the rise.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through the U.S. Virgin Islands with us.
As a mom, you’re not allowed to pick favorites. With a growing baby in my belly and a toddler guiding my daily routines, my own favorites often take a back seat as I make the daily choice to swap healthy foods for junk food cravings and toddler tunes for windows-down, volume-up jams. But when I heard my favorite spa was relaunching its facial program, I felt zero guilt — of the mom variety or otherwise — about taking a morning off and booking myself a nice, long, rejuvenating facial at The Spa at Four Seasons Philadelphia at Comcast Center.
Half-timbered houses cluster around old churches with needle- thin spires. Grassy paths lead into thick pine forests. Jagged, sheer-sided mountains frame peaceful Alpine meadows. Welcome to the Dolomites — 18 peaks rising to more than 10,000 feet in the northern Italian Alps — designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Hotel Granduca Austin welcomes summer with some exciting new offers. The Romance Float on the Boat offer includes a two-hour weekday boat rental with a captain for a maximum of six guests, a charcuterie board for two with accompaniments and complimentary water and ice. The offer also includes the captain’s gratuity and a boat equipped with Bluetooth radio, a lily pad float, a Bimini shade cover and towels.
There’s no better time to plan the vacation you’ve been missing. Step aboard with your better half, your friends or the whole family and reconnect, reunite and rejoice with 25 percent off cruise fares for all guests. We’ll also help everyone get there with 25 percent off airfare from 20 major gateways across the country or $100 savings per person on flights from all other gateways when you book your air travel using Flights by Celebrity.*
Le Voyage à Nantes, one of France’s major cultural festivals, returns this summer, July 2–Sept. 11, marking its 10th year. With more than 500,000 visitors flocking to Nantes, a city in the west of France, every summer, this festival allows visitors to experience visual happenings in the city’s public squares, immersing them in a surreal environment that blends reality with art.