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Business Casual: 7 Tips To Surviving Las Vegas On A Corporate Trip

Business Travel | Gabe Zaldivar | April 11, 2016

Business Casual: 7 Tips To Surviving Las Vegas On A Corporate Trip

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Las Vegas is paradise for anyone in need of rest, relaxation and some intoxication. That just means it can be downright debilitating to anyone in Sin City for business.

Usually we use this space to highlight some of the bleisure opportunities afforded corporate travelers in myriad cities around the world.

This week we highlight Las Vegas, a town that hardly needs any help in entertaining its guests.

So below we thought we’d change gears and offer up some ways that you might save yourself from showing up to that meeting with a hangover and a significant amount of change removed from your pockets.

Free Wi-Fi:

Obviously, it helps if you can find an Internet lake by which to sip on some free Wi-Fi greedily.

Vegas hotels will famously charge for in-room Internet. However, there are those accommodations that offer free Internet to its guests. A full list can be found at here.

Then again, you might want to work on the go. Here is a list of locations that may just have free Wi-Fi to those in the area.

Buy Wi-Fi:

One thing we found when visiting Vegas for business is that purchasing Internet access is a must at times.

But it’s funny. The moment you actually pay for it is the second you dedicate large chunks of time to actually using it.

If you have the means, we recommend purchasing the Wi-Fi if you are in town for anything other than pleasure, because you will find yourself more willing to write emails in your room rather than roaming the casino floor.

Stay Off The Strip:

If your meetings or convention will allow, you may want to stay away from myriad temptations on the Las Vegas Strip or even in its Downtown area.

Of course, you do want to stay relatively close, but slicing a few casinos off from either side can help in the concentration department.

You may want to consider SLS Las Vegas, which is at one end of the strip. Or, if you are the kind that really gets tempted, you can opt for the South Point, which is a long taxi ride away.


There is a solution for anyone who needs to be in the heart of it all but doesn’t want the usual clanking of coin slots ringing through the night.

This hotel is non-smoking and, most importantly, non-gaming.

So you can get work done and not be tempted with the thought that a good time is simply one elevator away.

Las Vegas Monorail:

If you want something to take you to various stations across the strip then consider the accessible and inexpensive monorail, which is a great way to skip horrible traffic during peak Vegas events.


This is an obvious one, but it’s the best way to beat Vegas back when it calls to you. The in-room entertainment options are usually thin, which is all the more reason to buy that in-room Internet and make it a Netflix night.

Setting an alarm and getting to bed is really the only way you can win on a business trip. Wandering the floor after hours just means you will be no good for that all-important meeting.

Stay Hydrated:

Casinos take your money and your hydration. Thanks to their air filtration systems, your lips will be chapped and your throat will be dry in no time.

We recommend drinking water as much as possible, which will also go a long way to keeping you engaged and powered for the task at hand.

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