Wow what an amazing week I’ve just had. If you didn’t know I was in Vegas for the Consumer Electronics show. I love going to CES, not just for the show, but to just get away. When I left Vegas I was wearing at t-shirt and it was sunny, when I got into Pittsburgh it was freezing cold and there was 4 inches of snow on the ground! It just made me want to get on a plane and go back to Vegas! It was definitely a nice escape to be in warm weather for a week.
This is my 4th trip to Vegas so I have it down a system. My first year I stayed at the Flamingo, then to Treasure Island for the next 2 years. This year I tried Bill’s Gambling Hall, which is right beside the Flamingo. I went with Bill’s because of the location and the price. The room was not bad at all and even had a 42-inch LCD TV! Bill’s is not that large of a place, only 4 floors and a small casino on the first floor.
During the week I not only had to go to the convention center each day, but I had meetings at many different hotels so getting around Vegas in a timely fashion is key. The monorail definitely helps you get around much easier and saves you money. So you try to have your hotel close to a monorail station. That is also why Bill’s was my choice this year, it is right beside the Flamingo so my walk to the monorail was about 5 minutes.
Besides just getting around you want to know where things are in the hotels. Hotels is Vegas are MASSIVE so its good if you know where things are so you can get around easily and are not late for your meetings. In the 3 previous years in Vegas I have become very familiar with the Flamingo, Venetian, MGM Grand, Mirage, Bellagio, Wynn, Treasure Island, and Caesars. You can spend an hour or more trying to find your way around a large hotel in Vegas so it pays to know where you are going.
This year was once again another sucess for ThinkComputers, we met with many of the companies that we deal with and met new companies to establish business relationships with. I had so much fun, it is really depressing to be back in Pittsburgh. Stay tuned over the next week for post of all the fun I had in Vegas, also check out the ThinkComputers Blog for some of the stuff that the TC crew did during the week.