Conference Venue, Hotel & Travel

The MGM Grand – Home to All Visual Studio Live! Sessions & Activities

Sure, you're going to Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas to learn the newest technology developments from pioneers in the industry—and you will! But, all work and no play is not what Visual Studio Live! is all about. With all conference sessions and events located at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, you won't miss out on any of the adventure that Las Vegas has to offer.

Outside of sessions, you pick how you want to enjoy your time— and the MGM Grand is the perfect place for both. The MGM Grand is third largest hotel in the world and includes five outdoor pools, the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Grand Spa, numerous shops and night clubs, 19 restaurants, and the largest casino in the county.

MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Reservations: 877-880-0880

Rooms at the MGM Grand in the Visual Studio Live! Room Block also include the following as part of the Resort Fee:

  • Complimentary in-room internet connectivity
  • Daily newspaper available for pick up
  • Complimentary access to the Cardio Room

Reservations can be made online, or by calling 877-880-0880 refer to group Visual Studio Live. Rooms are subject to availability.


Air Travel Discounts
American Airlines, the official airline for Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas, is offering a 5 percent discount to all Visual Studio Live attendees. The discount can be booked online at, or by calling (800) 433-1790. (Ticketing fee will apply if reservation is made by call in.) Use authorization number A9333DH as the discount code when booking online or calling directly.

This special offer applies to travel from all markets where American Airlines, American Eagle, American Connection Service, and all One world carriers provide service. Discounts apply to discountable fares where American Airlines, American Airlines code share, or One World Alliance partners are involved. AA must be the governing carrier.

Car Rental Discounts
Avis is the official car rental company for Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas 2013. For reservations, call (800) 331-1212 and use the AVIS worldwide discount code is D005872, or book online at:

Directions, Shuttle Service, Taxi & Parking

Driving Directions from McCarran International Airport

  • Head east from Wayne Newton Blvd - go 0.5 mi
  • Bear right at Swenson St and head toward Airport exit - go 0.9 mi
  • Turn left at E. Tropicana Ave. - go 1.2 mi
  • Turn right into MGM Grand off East Tropicana Ave

Driving Directions from Interstate 15

  • Exit 1-15 and head east onto E. Tropicana
  • Cross Las Vegas Boulevard and turn left into MGM Grand off East Tropicana Ave.

Taking a shuttle from McCarran International Airport to the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Several companies offer shuttle service to and from McCarran International Airport (approximately $5.00 per person one-way). Signs are posted on the transportation level at the airport outside baggage claim which will direct you to the shuttle area. The MGM Grand Hotel Bell Desk can assist you with the arrangements for airport returns.

Taxi service to the MGM Grand Hotel from the airport costs approximately $15 one-way.

Parking at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
For your convenience, the MGM Grand offers free self-parking in their Main Parking Garage.

Visiting Las Vegas

Take advantage of all the city of Las Vegas has to offer. Visit the Las Vegas Weekly site for information on places to visit and things to do in Las Vegas.


Visual Studio Live! Las Vegas is co-located with Modern Apps Live!. Visual Studio Live! attendees will receive FREE access Modern Apps Live! sessions.

*Priority seating for Modern Apps Live! sessions will be given to Modern Apps Live! registrants*