In Vegas, there’s never a shortage of activities to try, shows to see, cuisines to sample, nightlife to explore and characters to mingle with. And this year, those attending and exhibiting at The PPAI Expo 2022, and staying at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and adjacent hotels, will have the chance to experience some of the new, fun places to see and be seen in Las Vegas.

New to the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is S Bar, a lounge known for its Katsuya-style menu, superb hospitality and lush interiors. A concept developed by global lifestyle and hospitality brand sbe, S Bar offers its guests an eclectic experience elevated by live music and entertainment, and it all takes place in a lavish setting with plenty of seating for up to 200 people. Stop by and grab yourself a bite off the menu, or meet a friend for a flavorful cocktail with an enticing name, like the Starry Night or Palm Reader.

If you just so happen to find yourself with a free evening during your stay, then head over to the Luxor Hotel and Casino to see one of their many scheduled shows, which include Blue Man Group, Carrot Top, FANTASY—a Las Vegas Burlesque show—and America’s Got Talent Las Vegas Live.

Just a short drive off the strip, adventurous diners can indulge in foodie heaven at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, 4455 Paradise Road. The new resort, featuring 11 spots for food and drink, offers fare that is worlds away from typical expectations. The PPAI board and staff tried three of the restaurants during a progressive dinner experience on Saturday. Kassi Beach House offers an escape to the Italian seaside serving authentic coastal Italian cuisine in an intimate and comfortable atmosphere for endless conversation. David Morton and Michael Morton’s One Steakhouse follows in the footsteps of their father, legendary restaurateur Arnie Morton, with sumptuous cuts, savory sides and refreshing cocktails. The high-energy bar lounge spills over into a luxurious dining room that envelopes the senses. Todd English’s Olives, which has sister restaurants at the Ritz-Carlton in Abu Dhabi and Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, is a retro 2.0 throwback to the original Olives in Boston, circa 1989. Its moody, Mediterranean warmth soothes the soul, and its wood-fired and big and bold flavors leave diners wanting to return for more.

All guests staying at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, and some of the guests at the Luxor Resort and Casino, will also notice a difference in the look and feel of their room. The Luxor remodeled all of its 1,715 standard king and queen rooms in its Pyramid Tower, with the rooms featuring bold splashes of orange and blue with gold accents, inspired by Moroccan and North African cultures. The more than 3,000 guestrooms and suites at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino have also been upgraded, which was part of a major $100 million-dollar project that commenced in 2016. After a full day on the show floor, it may be a treat to just stay in, get comfy and order room service.