Barry Manilow headlines at the Las Vegas Hilton and always provides the music, but last week a local company supplied the passion during its national convention, which took place at the storied resort.
Passion Parties, the Las Vegas-based company that sells sensual products throughout the United States at in-home parties, hosted more than 1,200 representatives at a weeklong convention. At a time when convention business has been down, Passion Parties showed a 25 percent increase in attendance over last year.
The company spared no expense as it cost more than $1 million to orchestrate the weekâ€™s activities.
Pat Davis, president of Passion Parties, said the company uses almost all Las Vegas-based companies â€” from the decorators to the production company that stages the elaborate awards banquet â€” to arrange the weekâ€™s events.
â€œEven though we are based here, we could go other places,â€ Davis said. â€œWe really want to support our city, and itâ€™s also good for us because itâ€™s a great destination city and we can have all of our staff on board.â€
Screenshot from Passion Parties