November 6, 2017
Book the Block hotel promotion returns to Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market announced that its popular “Book The Block” hotel promotion will return for the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, 2018.  Through the Las Vegas Market sponsored promotion, buyers and suppliers who book through Connections Housing (Las Vegas Market’s official housing partner) are eligible to win prizes including free stays, free upgrades, special guest amenities and more, at a variety of hotel price points and styles.

“The city of Las Vegas offers Market participants an ample inventory of hotel rooms – 151,000 city-wide according to Smith Travel Research – at a variety of price points,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift Leasing and Chief Marketing Officer, International Market Centers. “Las Vegas Market participants can choose from budget-friendly selections to luxury accommodations, as well as gaming or non-gaming properties – there’s something for everyone!  Our ‘Book The Block’ promotion also provides additional rewards for Market-goers with confirmed reservations.”

The Grand Prize in the Winter 2018 Market Book The Block promotion is a complimentary hotel stay for both the Winter 2018 and Summer 2018 Markets, plus complimentary airfare and airport transfers for two for Summer Market. Other prizes include: complimentary hotel rooms for up to five nights during Market dates; upgraded rooms or suites for up to five nights during Market dates; dinner for two at a Market hotel restaurant; and show tickets for two at a Market hotel. All reservations must be made through Las Vegas Market’s official housing partner, Connections Housing, and be part of a Market block to be entered to win. Guests must utilize booked reservations to qualify and win. Special offers have no cash value and are non-transferrable; restrictions apply.

Las Vegas Market is working closely with a number of high-profile hotel properties to ensure that Market attendees receive the lowest rates during Market dates, with 27 official properties, including The Venetian, The Palazzo, Mandarin Oriental, ARIA and Bellagio, offering availability over the Winter Market period.  Prices range from economy rooms at $38 per night at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino to luxury units at $289 per night at The Palazzo and The Venetian. Las Vegas Market has increased its hotel shuttle fleet for Winter Market, offering free, convenient and speedy transportation to and from the Market campus and official partner hotels.

Book The Block winners for 2018 will be drawn at random during Winter Market. Winners of the Summer 2017 Book the Block promotion included 26 randomly-selected industry executives. The Grand Prize winner was Vickie Canepa of Grass Flip, Inc., who received a complimentary room for Summer 2017 Market as well as a complimentary room for the Winter 2018 Market, along with airfare for two and roundtrip limousine airport transportation.  In addition to the Grand Prize, another 25 guests were randomly selected as prize winners.

Six complimentary hotel stays were awarded to: Josh Becker of Furniture Mart; Kevin Bedell of Abad Foam Inc.; Pamela Bonner of Pamela’s; Rose Ann Colamartimi of Urban Southwest; Eve Davis of Refine Design LLC; and John Motondo of Flower Show Productions. Nancy Williams of Visual Comfort, won complimentary show tickets for two; and Mardy West of Collective Home, won complimentary dinner for two at the Grotto restaurant.

Seventeen hotel suite upgrades were awarded to: Laura Allred of AEC Narrow Fabrics; Eileen Ball of Robson Design Group; Chelsey Becker of Dwell Interiors; Tiffany Blaisdell of JBRP Lifestyles LLC/Naturepedic; Lynette Boisverty of Classic Duck; Beverly Calder of Bellavita Inc.; Susan Carroll of Gift Garden; Walter Cubillo of CMA/Ivystone; Paula Daly of The Square Nest; Dana Eli of Cozy Vibes Interior Designs; Andy Ferrin of Ferrins Furniture; David Gault of Direct Resource Group; Johanna Gradney of Scentsabilities; Sherri Horne of Hearth & Home Specialist Inc.; Eric Martino of Gallery Furniture; Jennifer McMeekin of Yavapai Regional Medical Center; and Brian Phillips of Swiss Bliss Mattress.

Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 4,000+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs January 28 to February 1, 2018. For more information, visit

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