Earlier today, Flight Sim Expo released the following statement as to the closure of the Tropicana Las Vegas resort.
January 29, 2024
Earlier today, it was announced that Tropicana Las Vegas, our contracted FlightSimExpo 2024 venue, will close on April 2, 2024. We were not informed of this news in advance of its public release this afternoon.
When the Tropicana emerged as our preferred venue for FlightSimExpo 2024, we were aware of discussions regarding its long-term future. We engaged extensively with hotel management, Hilton, and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, all of whom confirmed to us that the hotel would remain operational through at least 2025. These confirmations were integrated in the contractual agreement we established with the hotel.
Therefore, today’s announcement is an unforeseen development and obviously creates an unexpected challenge for all of us.
As event organizers, we remain committed to hosting FlightSimExpo 2024. Our intent is to secure a new venue in Las Vegas for the originally planned dates. We have already arranged calls this week to discuss options with Tropicana and other potential venues. We will keep you informed about progress and any updates to the event.
For attendees, we recommend holding off on making any changes to hotel plans. We will be engaging the Tropicana this week regarding the status of hotel room bookings, your room deposits, and next steps.
The support and enthusiasm we’ve received for this year’s event has been outstanding, and with your help we fully expect to overcome this obstacle and make the 2024 event a resounding success.
Please monitor this page for updates and join Discord to engage in the conversation. We also will send any important action items to registered attendees via email.
Sky Blue Radio will keep you updated as to the latest information.
Written by: JT
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