Summit Notebook

Video – What’s next for the hotel industry?

March 2, 2009

The hotel industry is reeling from a decline in leisure and corporate travelers and its on track to have one of its most challenging years ever.

Audio – In good times and bad … It’s Vegas, baby!

February 13, 2008

weidner1.jpgHe might not have used exactly those words, but that was the idea from Las Vegas Sands President and Chief Operating Officer William Weidner on Wednesday.

Audio – Show me the money! Now, what do we do with it?

February 13, 2008

goldman1.jpgIt’s a good problem to have — exactly what should a company do with its cash on hand.

Audio – A Growing Concern

February 13, 2008

depatie1.jpgBigger isn’t always better. Sometimes bigger can just become more unmanageable.

Audio – If they build it … we ALL better come!

February 12, 2008

lerner1.jpg(With apologies to Kevin Costner and anyone else in “Field of Dreams”)

Las Vegas is going to be one toddlin’ town for the next few years if you happen to be a building contractor, a painter or a carpenter.

Audio – Playing Politics

February 12, 2008

dara1.jpgThe Presidential election is much on the minds of many in the media, as the guessing games continue about who the ultimate competitors will be for the big job.

from DealZone:

Audio – The Spreading of the Crunch

February 12, 2008

darrigo1.jpgThat crunching sound you hear? It might be coming from the credit markets.

Dan D'Arrigo, chief financial officer of MGM Mirage, said at the Reuters Travel and Leisure Summit on Monday that he thought the concerns about the accessibility of capital was a real worry and that it might have an effect on projects either on the drawing board or even those that are underway.

from DealZone:

Audio – Let’s Make a Deal?

February 11, 2008

meyer1.jpgShufflemaster has had a rough couple of years.

After the company's shares hit a high of $47.50 in May 2006, they have more or less steadily slipped lower and were trading on Monday afternoon at about $9.00.