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When attendees of the 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show roam the Colorado Convention Center March 24-25 they’ll find exhibitors from a wide variety of national and international destinations ready to dispense information or even book a vacation on the spot. While some will look for booths representing exotic locales like Indonesia, the Cook Islands, China and the Dominican Republic, others will be looking for ideas about having fun in the U.S.A., and entities from New Mexico, Alaska, Utah, Kansas, California, Arkansas and host state Colorado will be among the dozens and dozens of exhibitors on hand. And attendees planning a classic American road trip to Las Vegas can book their hotel stay while at the Denver Travel & Adventure Show.

The delights and temptations of Las Vegas are well known. The question really, with any visit to Sin City, is where to stay. One of the newest hotels in the city is the W Las Vegas, a hip and luxurious hotel that has a unique location: inside the SLS Hotel. The W has its own “secret” entrance, but it and the SLS are seamlessly connected by corridors decked out with eye-catching and sometimes trippy artwork and design. Famed designer Phillipe Starck put his imagination to work on the W’s 289 rooms, including adding touches like a curtain that can be pulled back to afford a peek-a-boo look into the large shower stall.

Located on the northern end of The Strip and with its own monorail stop, The W Las Vegas has easy access to popular casinos like Bally’s, Harrah’s and Caesar’s Palace. But there’s really no need to leave the hotel grounds to have fun, which begins the moment you check in to the W Hotel, with your visit to a fortune teller! Located steps away from check-in inside hotel lounge the W Living Room is an arcade-style fortune-telling machine that dispenses quips like, “Don’t worry, I know all the best bail bondsmen” as well as issuing tickets that hold similarly amusing but sage advice. You’ll get free tokens for the machine at check-in. The W Living Room is the W’s bar, a large space devoid of televisions and meant to be a place to socialize as well as a place to get your groove on with deejayed or live music, including the old school soul music party called The Funk Down that takes place every Wednesday.

Other amenities at The W Las Vegas include a rooftop pool, a spa, 24-hour fitness center, and quick access to the eight eateries located in the SLS. One of the SLS restaurants that’s extremely popular with diners from The W is Cleo, a Mediterranean-style restaurant where the menu offers treats like Wagyu, lamb and pork belly kebabs, lamb tagine, Moroccan fried chicken, moussaka and grilled octopus. You don’t have to share your favorite, but all dishes, including desserts, are served proportioned to share with your fellow diners. Cleo also specializes in flatbreads cooked in their wood-fired oven and a selection of hand-crafted cocktails like the Mediterranean margarita that’s flavored with house-made fig almond syrup. To book a stay at the W Las Vegas while at the Denver Travel & Adventure Show, visit the folks at AAA Travel in booth 600.

Besides offering a cornucopia of travel-related information, the Denver Travel & Adventure Show will also offer a world of travel-related fun. Attendees can take a demonstration ride on a Segway, ride a camel, have a photo taken in the green screen photo booth, or even take a SCUBA lesson in a heated pool (bring your swimsuit and towel with you.) There will also be live performances of world music and dance, cooking demonstrations and appearances by personalities like travel writer and television host Rick Steves. Door prizes will be handed out too.

Tickets for the 2018 Denver Travel & Adventure Show are available here.