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Caesars Entertainment’s Inaugural Global Wellness Summit

Pioneering Wellness in Meetings / A Holistic Approach to Meetings and Events

Caesars Entertainment launched its first-ever Global Wellness Summit from June 4 to 7 at Caesars Palace and Nobu Hotel Las Vegas, setting a new standard for integrating wellness into meetings and events. Attendees were immersed in a variety of activities designed to nourish both body and soul, from yoga and guided hikes to aura readings and aromatherapy sessions. The event emphasized sustainability, with attendee badges and daily letters printed on handmade paper embedded with wildflower seeds.

Innovative Takeaways for Event Planners

Meeting planners left with numerous ideas to enhance their own events. Sheena Majette, Chief Learning Officer at NACAS, a non-profit for higher education professionals, praised the summit’s wellness excursions, which included yin yoga, hiking, and river rafting. Inspired by these experiences, Majette plans to incorporate similar activities into NACAS’s 2025 annual conference at Paris Las Vegas to encourage early attendance. She also highlighted the healthy and delicious meal selections, which she intends to replicate at their future events.

Wellness: A Core Focus for Caesars Entertainment

Reina Herschdorfer, Director of Marketing for National Meetings & Events at Caesars Entertainment, emphasized that wellness has become a significant focus for the company. “I started yoga about two years ago and quickly realized how much more centered and calm I am after practicing,” she shared. The company has been sponsoring Wellness Challenges by Heka Health for some time, recognizing the growing demand for wellness options, especially among Gen Z and Millennials.

Wellness Excursions: A Retreat from the City

One of the highlights of the summit was the morning yoga session at Mt. Charleston with Christine Frazzitta from Zeta Body. Participants enjoyed yoga and breakfast amid the serene Nevada mountains, followed by a guided hike in the pristine Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, where all trail maintenance is done by hand to preserve the environment.

The second day featured a leisurely rafting excursion on the Colorado River, starting beneath the Hoover Dam. Participants learned about the history and ecology of the area while enjoying the crystal-clear waters, with opportunities to dip their toes into the cool 53-degree water.

Onsite Sessions: Comfort and Relaxation

The summit’s onsite sessions were designed to promote comfort and relaxation, with meeting spaces equipped with cushiony floor pads and back-supporting chairs. Notable speakers included Dami Kim from Body n Brain, who discussed stress management and brain-boosting techniques, and Kristine Iverson from Crow Practice LLC, who offered strategies for finding calm in chaos. Attendees also engaged in somatic breathwork, emotional freedom techniques, and sound bath meditation led by Desert Moon Yogi Dani Kilpatrick at the Garden of the Gods pool.

Healthy and Delicious Food

The event’s food offerings were both nutritious and flavorful, from the elegant welcome reception at Nobu Villa to beautifully boxed breakfasts and family-style meals. The cuisine catered to various dietary needs, with options clearly marked for ingredients and dietary restrictions. Zenia Henderson from the National College Attainment Network (NCAN) appreciated the mindful approach to F&B, noting the variety of vegan and gluten-free options.

Caesars Entertainment has introduced a new Catering and Wellness Menu for group dining in Las Vegas, soon to be available in Atlantic City and Reno/Tahoe. The menu features nutrient-rich, wellness-focused items marked with a leaf symbol, offering diverse choices for meals and breaks, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

A Commitment to Wellness

Kelly Gleeson Smith, Vice President of Sales for Meetings and Events at Caesars Entertainment, emphasized the company’s commitment to wellness. “Wellness is deeply ingrained in our culture at Caesars Entertainment. We aim to make wellness easily accessible for conference planners by integrating it into our menus. The wellness sector is rapidly growing into a multi-billion-dollar industry, and as companies invest more in their people, wellness is becoming an anticipated standard at events.”

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