With more than 21,000 conventions held in Las Vegas each year, it can be a challenge to have your event stand out.
At CLI, we are strong believers that a personal touch goes a long way in events. It’s this personal touch and thoughtfulness that people will remember, which gives our events true purpose.
One way we offer a personal touch above the rest? Unique amenity gifts!
Whether your next event is in Las Vegas, another city in the U.S., or one of our favorite global destinations, Dominican Republic (this will link to new case study), unique amenity gifts help your guests remember your business after the convention, conference, or event is over. Amenity gifts add a personal touch that guests truly appreciate to extend the value of your event budget.
But before you start putting together a basic basket with fruit and bottled water, the key to an amenity gift for event guests is thoughtfulness.
A Personal Touch Goes a Long Way
Including branded items that guests can use during the trip (and ideally after) is key! Additionally, items that may be more expensive at a hotel (such as Pellegrino over flat bottled water) help guests think more highly of your business and brand.
Through our decades helping corporate meeting planners find the right amenity gift, here are a few questions to help choose the right gift:
Is the amenity gift useful?
The ideal amenity gift can be used during and after the event to keep your company’s name top of mind. While in Las Vegas, usually guests appreciate snacks, extra water, chap stick, mobile phone chargers, and other items that help with the dry heat and long days.
After busy days in Las Vegas and late nights, the travel home can be less than pleasant for event guests. We recently helped a client find the unique amenity gift of branded headphones for the trip home. One side had the Las Vegas sign to represent the trip, and the other sign had the company logo to help guests remember the company long after the event concluded.
Another idea and way CLI goes above and beyond for our corporate meeting planner clients is by provided an event survival kit. This useful gift included items a busy meeting planner may need during the program, such as mints, hand sanitizer, power bars, Excedrin, and more.
At CLI, we firmly believe finding ways to make our clients live easier is part of our job as a leading event planning company.
Does the amenity gift excite?
The talk of the town in Las Vegas has been our growing entertainment scene, specifically with the arrival of the Vegas Golden Knights and the Raiders (coming in 2020).
Building on this excitement, we at CLI designed unique amenity gifts branded for a special event at the T-Mobile Arena during a Vegas Golden Knights game. High quality gifts that could be used during the event as well as back at home were included in the creative amenity gift baskets. These were an instant hit!
What’s your amenity gift budget?
As with all aspects of event planning, the budget can present constraints. However, this is where CLI can really help! We’ve helped hundreds of clients design unique amenity gifts on a budget that their guests loved.
Useful items such as Advil, high-quality snacks such as the Ghirardelli chocolate and Pellegrino, and branded poker chips were the top items in this unique amenity gift with limited budget.
Is it unique?
We at CLI absolutely love to think outside the box with our event partners! Some of our inspiration to help clients find the perfect amenity gifts has come from our own client appreciation events.
We are always working to show appreciation to the local hotel, city, and tourism agencies that make this city the best for conventions and events.
Here’s our team selfie after all was set up for an afternoon break for some of our Las Vegas hotel partners. Our custom, mobile taco bar was a true success!
If you are planning an event in Las Vegas, another U.S. city, or really anywhere in the world, we can help.