29 Aug Partner Spotlight | Hosts Las Vegas
Hosts Las Vegas understands that creating impactful experiences for your employees, clients, and partners takes insight, planning, and experience. This Las Vegas-based DMC is uniquely positioned as a company of highly talented, passionate professionals, dedicated to supporting your meeting and event objectives. Their communication, creativity, and commitment to excellence makes Hosts Las Vegas a true extension of your team because they are sincerely invested in the successful outcome of your program.
The Hosts Las Vegas team is comprised of 20 diverse and experienced event professionals with a wide range of backgrounds including transportation, catering, event management, and professional meeting design. As one of the largest and most experienced DMCs in Las Vegas, this team is recognized as industry leaders in the Las Vegas market with a proven track record of delivering the highest levels of service.
While Hosts Las Vegas is proud of the company’s variety of designations and awards, they are most proud of their H Factor. The H Factor isn’t something they just talk about; it’s an important thread in the company’s culture that weaves through every Hosts office. The H Factor is what Hosts Las Vegas lives by. It differentiates Hosts as a company and as people. The H Factor is that extra something special that the Hosts team brings to the table in all that they do. From creating that “goosebumps moment” to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, the H Factor for us doesn’t stop at supporting their clients; it also involves supporting the industry, each other, and our communities.
When asked about the H Factor, Hosts told us “The H Factor is Heart – for our clients and for each other. We possess this because we’ve built a corporate culture based on Happiness. It’s being on top of our game as local experts in Hospitality and providing our clients with Hip new ideas that make them look like Heroes. Yes, it’s brought us many Honors along the way, but we’ll never rest on our laurels. The H Factor is in full effect for every client, every program, every day.”
When asked about the culture he has helped cultivate at Hosts Las Vegas, Regional President Joshua Jones stated, “I believe we truly have a team of event professionals who enjoy coming to work every day. Our mission of being ‘the company people want to work with and for’ is something I try to accomplish daily, and having the opportunity to serve such an amazing team at Hosts, our fantastic partners and wonderful clients makes me a very lucky man.”
Designations among Host Las Vegas team members include (6) DMCPs, (1) CSEP, and (1) CGSP. They are proud members of the local chapters for International Live Events Association (ILEA), National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA) Host Committee, Las Vegas Hospitality Association (LVHA); national memberships include International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), Meeting Professionals International (MPI), Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE). Some examples of Hosts leadership in the local hospitality industry include:
- Regional President Joshua Jones is a Past President of ILEA Las Vegas
- Associate Director of Creative Services Erin Kneesel serves as President Elect of ILEA Las Vegas
- Associate Director of Business Development Jennifer Landaz Chapman serves as Secretary of LVHA as well as Programs Co-Chair of NACE Las Vegas
- Vice President of Sales Aubrie Jones has served as Committee Member of NACE Las Vega
Additionally, Hosts Las Vegas has earned the Accredited Destination Management Company (ADMC) designation from the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI). Hosts Las Vegas has gone through the due diligence with ADMEI to demonstrate service standards, insurance requirements, and financial stability. Hosts Las Vegas is the proud winner of (6) ADMEI Achievement Awards including:
- (3) Best Innovative Event Awards
- Best Overall Program
- Best Transportation Logistics
- Best Tour Program
Other notable honors include:
- Named “Top 25 DMCs in North America” by Special Events Magazine for past four consecutive years (2014-2017)
- Named #1 Top Workplace in Nevada in the small business category
- Winner of (2) HGA “Critics Choice Award” for top post-event client surveys among all Hosts Global Alliance DMCs worldwide