Green Meetings at Vdara
At Vdara, we ensure that your meetings are not only impeccable but are executed to the highest standards of environmental responsibility. Green Key Global has awarded Vdara “5-Keys” in their Green Key Meetings program, an honor only bestowed upon those Resorts that exemplify sustainable meetings and conventions. Below are some of the ways in which Vdara is lowering your impact on our most precious amenity, the planet.
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- Vdara is LEED Gold Certified, Green Key Global “5 Keys” and Platinum in TripAdvisors GreenLeaders
- Vdara is a smoke-free venue
- All guests participate in a linen reuse program within guest rooms.
- Guest rooms are equipped with individual heating/cooling controls
- Guest rooms are equipped with low-flow water fixtures
- Phone books are available if requested, but no longer offered in-room
- All public space restrooms are equipped with low-flow water fixtures, non-aerosol air fresheners and Green Seal certified soap
- Low VOC materials for paints and carpets were/are used
- 25-50% of meeting space has natural light
- All meeting rooms have light sensors and advanced lighting controls that are programmable at the fixture level
- The primary lighting in the Convention area utilizes energy-efficient bulbs
- Electricity is conserved by limited the activation of HVAC to 12 hours prior to the start of an event
- Meeting room temperatures are set back in unoccupied exhibit spaces
- Conference spaces are scheduled in an effort to minimize the amount of energy usageThe property’s annual energy usage is audited
- All property waste is sorted back-of-house for cardboard, plastic, glass, aluminum, paper, cork, metal, textiles, grease and food waste.
- The Business Services Center only prints a fax when requested by a guest
- All of our fax machines and copiers enter an energy-saving mode when not in use
- E-billing is utilized to reduce the use of paper, shipping costs and labor
- All plants, shrubs and trees are recycled and reused
- Meeting planning communications are sent electronically
- Unused convention items, such as pens, are donated to the Teacher EXCHANGE™
- Non-perishable food items are donated to Three Square™, a local food bank, once a year for their can food drive.
- Vdara encourages suppliers to progress their sustainability programs and procure sustainable services and products
- All waste bins at Vdara are single-stream and all recyclables are sorted back-of-house
- Cleaning products are non-toxic and Green Seal certified
- Convention Center carpet is cleaned using low-moisture extraction to reduce the amount of chemicals released into the environment
- Facility operates hall working lights at 50% during move in and move out
- All exhibit halls when not in use, are limited to emergency lighting only
- Exhibitors adhere to a waste management policy
- Local suppliers are utilized whenever possible
Food & Beverage
- All food waste is composted or converted to pig feed
- All corks are reused or recycled
- Condiments are served in bulk when appropriate and approved by the Health Department
- All indoor meal functions used china and glassware
- Plastic is not unused unless requested by the guest
- All front-of-house linens that are not up to standards are cut and reused as polishing cloths or kitchen towels
- All food boxes are made from 100% recycled material
- Water is not preset at breakfast and lunch catered events or conventions, but will be provided if requested by the guest
- Vdara is centrally located within walking distance to many restaurants, entertainment and shopping venues
- There is a strict no idling policy for vendors and suppliers
- Automated people movers are available throughout MGM Resorts properties
- Electric-vehicle car chargers are available at ARIA and Crystals
- Alternative-fuel vehicles are given parking preference
- Bike valets are availableVdara uses Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Limousines
Meetings at Vdara
Vdara’s exceptional and intimate service extends to the meeting spaces – specializing in smaller groups from 10 to 300 guests.
Discover unique venues for your one-of-a-kind event.
Vdara features a variety of ideal settings including our spacious Hospitality Suites, the whimsical VICE VERSA Patio & Lounge, and Pool & Lounge Vdara featuring cabanas, private retreats and stunning views.