LAS VEGAS-February 25, 2002-Top hospitality, restaurant and gaming executives join influential government officials, business leaders and regulatory officials from around the globe to debate travel and tourism industry challenges and opportunities at the second annual Millennium Hospitality Summit May 2-5th in Las Vegas, Nevada. This 'insiders only'
event targets CEOs and corporate leaders, and presents an unparalleled line-up of executive events covering the most salient business, regulatory and workforce issues and themes in hospitality, travel, gaming, entertainment and tourism today. The Millennium Hospitality Summit 2002 (MHS
2002) is sponsored by The Cornell Hotel School, and corporate sponsors include The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, ARAMARK Uniform Services, Southern Wine & Spirits NV, The Rio All-Suite Hotel Casino, Las Vegas Life Magazine,
Harrah's Entertainment Inc., National Hotel Executive Magazine, Greenspun Media Group, Bacardi, ADA Luxury Cosmetics, Access Communications, and PGI Las Vegas.

The MHS 2002 offers exclusive forums that feature the sharpest minds in the corporate, government, and academic worlds and deliver the kind of business acuity that attendees can translate into bottom-line success. Featured
topics at the 2002 event include Internet gaming, government relationships, trends in food/wine/liquor, and building business in a challenging economic environment. Attendees will also have the opportunity to listen to pundits debate what's next for the industry, socialize with colleagues and competitors at exclusive 'insider's only' events at elite restaurants and entertainment venues, and be inspired. The MHS event takes place at select Las Vegas properties including the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino, and the Rio All-Suite Hotel.

The 2002 MHS conference features:
* Philip G. Satre, Chairman, President/CEO of Harrah's
Entertainment: Keynote
* Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman: Behind Hospitality: The
Political Muscle
* Robert Goldstein, President & COO, The Venetian: A Day in the Life of a 3,000 Room Hotel-Operating a Las Vegas Megaresort
* Richard Heller, President & General Manager of the Sands Expo and Convention Center: Conventions & Catering- Cashing in on the Conference Business
* Drew Nieporent, President, Myriad Restaurant Group; Piero Selvaggio, Chef & Restaurateur; and Stu Harrison, Mondavi Wineries: Wining & Dining: The Good Life (Panel)
* Marc Falcone, Associate Director, Bear Stearns; Anthony N. Cabot, Partner, Lionel Sawyer & Collins; and William Hornbuckle, President & COO, MGM Grand as panel participants: Internet Gaming: The New Frontier (Panel)
* Dean David Butler, Cornell University Hotel School:
Educating the Future of the Hospitality Industry
* Peter Yesawich, President & CEO, Yesawich, Pepperdine &
Brown: Industry Trends: The Future of Travel & Tourism
* Kevin Kline, VP Casino Marketing, Rio Hotel & Casino: High Rollers-Profit or Problem?
* Susan G. Butenhoff, President, and Darcy Harrison, Senior VP, Access Communications: Driving Market Share & Revenue With Public Relations

By using a variety of session formats, including keynote addresses, general sessions, panel discussions, working groups, and executive interviews, the MHS provides comprehensive coverage of critical business issues while
encouraging candid discussion among all the players: delegates, speakers, and panelists. The MHS will also host a Super Session, the Cornell Hotel School's Regional Strategy Conference (sponsored by Cornell University),
which will focus on the topic of Human Capital Management.

'The Millennium Hospitality Summit caters to senior executives and CEOs who are actively shaping hospitality, travel, gaming and tourism business around the world,'' said Mark Birtha, Chairman of the Millennium Hospitality
Summit. 'The program - ranging from sweeping industry overviews, to in-depth analysis; legislative changes to innovative technologies; and market reactions to industry forecasting; provides top-level insights into corporate leadership and the dynamics of global business, which translates into bottom-line success for attendees.'

The event also features exclusive back-of-house tours of the Venetian's world famous Canyon Ranch SpaClub facility, The Rio's facilities and infrastructure that make the smooth day-to-day operations of its 2,563 room property possible, and The Rio's luxurious Palazzo Suites provided to high rollers and celebrities. There will also be exclusive events such as a private reception and tour at the Venetian 's Guggenheim-Hermitage Museum, and 'The Ultimate Dining Experience', an intimate evening with celebrity restaurateur and James Beard award-winner Piero Selvaggio at his Valentino Ristorante and the Robert Mondavi Family Winery at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino.

For more information and attendee/sponsor registration information:
Hospitality Summit
Tel. (702) 270-9683 Fax (413) 513-2199
Email [email protected]

The Millennium Hospitality Summit
The first annual Millennium Hospitality Summit in Las Vegas was a cross-industry gathering of CEOs and senior executives that explored industry challenges and opportunities, and provided attendees with insight
into the latest strategies, applications, and emerging technologies and issues enabling business innovations. Delegates included executives from Aramark, Bear Stearns LLC, Cendant, Harney & Sons, Harrah's Entertainment,
Hilton Hotels, Host Marriott, HVS International, KPMG, MGM-Mirage,, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLC, Siebel eBusiness, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and many more. Attendees came from around the world including Tokyo, Hong Kong, London, Mexico, Canada, and all parts of the
United States. Plus a special highlight of the event featured Terry Lanni, Chairman of MGM-Mirage, who shared his insights on the future of Las Vegas and ideas for creating a line of qualified successors to lead the hospitality industry forward. The event proved to be a success and the second annual Millennium Hospitality Summit will take place on May 2-5, 2002
in Las Vegas.

Media/Analyst Contact:
Darcy Harrison
Access Communications for the Millennium Hospitality Summit
Tel. (415)844-6231
Email [email protected]