Just steps from the Strip, the Ahern Hotel rises above Sahara Avenue with its rose-colored windows glowing in the Las Vegas sunshine. Purchased in 2019, it’s one of the newer properties in the valley and is enjoying post-pandemic growth with an increase in visitors who appreciate its unique qualities.
As a non-smoking and non-gaming boutique hotel, the Ahern offers guests an alternative to the traditional casino hotel, attracting a variety of events and trade shows to its expansive event center and multiple meeting spaces. Additionally, guests enjoy free parking and no resort fee, making it an enticing property for those who prefer not to pay extra for such things.
The hotel has also become a popular hangout for locals who frequent the Center Bar’s happy hour to enjoy low-priced drinks and appetizers on weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. During special events and holidays, the Center Bar also features free games such as cornhole, beer pong, giant Jenga and giant Connect Four. In fact, a local cornhole league found the space so ideal, they now hold weekly tournaments there.
With just over 200 guest rooms, including 14 suites and a penthouse, the Ahern is the perfect size for event buyouts, wherein guests enjoy access to all the hotel’s rooms, eateries and function spaces, unlimited food and drinks, audio/visual services, shuttle service and event branding, if desired. Additionally, the hotel provides full expo planning and services, from promotional items to equipment rental to entertainment and more, streamlining the process and paving the way for a seamless event.
“We’ve really been pleased with the demand we’ve seen for our event space, as well as the high occupancy levels we’ve been able to maintain at the hotel,” said Shane McFarland, president and general manager of the Ahern Hotel. “And locals have really embraced the unique and fun atmosphere of the hotel’s Center Bar.”
While the hotel diverges from the city’s reputation for debauchery, it does have the requisite celebrity chefs. Trattoria by Chef Marc features traditional Italian dishes by the eponymous Vegas resident Marc Sgrizzi, as well as an extensive wine selection. Trattoria also offers Sunday brunch created by Vegas’ “Master of Brunch” Chef Bruno Morabito, who was awarded the title of Best Brunch in Las Vegas twice — once by Forbes Travel Magazine for his work at Bouchon at the Venetian and once by Las Vegas Review-Journal for Giada at the Cromwell.
Look for more options in the near future as the Ahern Hotel adds Chef Marc’s Steakhouse with a gourmet menu and views of the Strip, and Ahern LIVE, a distinctive and exclusive live performance space. For more information on all the hotel’s offerings, visit ahernhotel.com.
Photography by: Michelle Pautz