The Venetian Las Vegas has launched its first co-working space in partnership with online clothing store Zappos.
Located on level two of The Palazzo Congress Centre, the 110 sqm pop-up contains a mix of meeting rooms, private corners and lounge space. These are divided by transparent walls in an effort to create an open-plan environment and draw delegates in.
Furnishings are by luxury décor company Restoration Hardware, which has filled the space with industrial design features such as raw wooden tables and stools and distressed leather armchairs. Inside, there are four private phone rooms, charging stations and a conference room that seats six.
“Co-working encourages the sharing of ideas and what better place to do that than in the middle of the largest meeting space in Las Vegas,” said Maggie Hsu, an advisor at Zappos. “Our team members will be staffing the lounge and will share the Zappos service philosophy of ‘delivering happiness’ with every ‘collision’ they make with a guest.”
“Our co-working pop-up taps into a growing trend of creating collaborative workspaces that can be used on a temporary basis in addition to traditional offices. Placing a co-working space in the heart of a meetings and convention destination combines two concepts that you do not often see together,” said Lisa Marchese, chief marketing officer at The Venetian and The Palazzo.
The partnership is part of a wider revitalisation project of downtown Las Vegas helmed by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, that has seen US$350 million invested in the area over a five year period. The plan is to turn the area into an attractive destination for entrepreneurs and tech startups, as well as the “co-working capital of the world”.