Take Advantage of Hotel and Travel Discounts for the SEMA Show

By SEMA Editors

The LVH, located right next to the Las Vegas Convention Center, is just one of several hotels offering early-bird rates for the SEMA Show.

Several of the deadlines to recieve an early-bird hotel rate for the 2013 SEMA Show are fast approaching. Showgoers are encouraged to visit the Travel & Lodging page of for the latest hotel rates and to book through the Travel Planners for a guaranteed low rate on a hotel room for the Show.

Pre-planning and taking advantage of the cost-saving programs in place, such as hotel and airfare discounts and early Show registration, are some of preliminary ways Showgoers can limit expenses.   

Book Your Rooms

Showgoers may now secure rooms through Travel Planners—the official SEMA Housing Services provider. When booking through Travel Planners, reservations come with guaranteed low rates and perks, such as no resort fees, and attendees can rest assured that they are working with a legitimate company.

"Travel Planners is the only housing company that is backed by SEMA," said Peter MacGillivray, SEMA vice president of communications and events. "Companies can book their rooms for the Show with confidence, knowing that their requests are handled by an official Show partner. With the advantages of pre-negotiated prices and low-rate guarantees, Showgoers can make plans with the certainty that their rate is competitive."

Travel Planners includes this seal on all e-mail communications with SEMA exhibitors and attendees, as well as on their website. If you do not see this seal on a website or e-mail that promotes hotel rooms for the SEMA Show, it is not an official SEMA provider.

Among the benefits of using Travel Planners include:

  • Guaranteed low rate: The housing bureau actively monitors to ensure that they are offering the lowest possible rates. If guests do find a lower rate, Travel Planners will match or beat the lower rate.
  • No hidden fees: Many hotels in Las Vegas advertise lower rates and charge a “resort fee” on top of that rate. SEMA and Travel Planners have worked with hotels to waive such fees. The price quoted through Travel Planners is all-inclusive and will not have other fees added to it.
  • Exclusive room blocks: SEMA and Travel Planners lock in prime blocks of rooms at host hotels. As a result, rooms may appear to be sold out to the rest of the world when in reality they are being held for SEMA Showgoers who go through the SEMA Housing Services.
  • Extra level of service: Because reservations made through Travel Planners identify guests as SEMA Showgoers, the hotel staff provides a higher level of service and helps direct guests to Show-related programs, such as free shuttles. Guests also receive confirmation numbers in advance of the Show and can get hotel help from Travel Planners staff at the SEMA Show.
The following chart lists the hotels that offer SEMA Show early-bird rates:

 Booking Deadline
 Average Rate
Aria Resort and Casino Las Vegas 
 August 15
Ballys Las Vegas
 July 22
 August 5
Best Western Mardi Gras
Circus Circus Hotel
 August 5 
Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Elara Hilton Grand Vacations
Embassy Suites Convention Center
Flamingo Las Vegas
 July 22
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hilton Grand Vacations on the Strip
Hilton Grand Vacations Suites Las Vegas
Las Vegas Marriott
Luxor Hotel and Casino
 August 5
LVH Las Vegas Hotel and Casino
 August 30
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
 August 1
MGM Grand Hotel Casino
Mirage Hotel and Casino
 August 5
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
 August 5 
New York New York Hotel and Casino
Paris Las Vegas
 July 22
Renaissance Las Vegas
 July 16
Residence Inn Convention Center Las Vegas
Riviera Hotel and Casino
 July 16 
Signature at MGM Grand
SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center
Stratosphere Casino Hotel and Tower
Treasure Island
Tropicana LV – A Doubletree by Hilton
 July 16 
Trump Hotel Las Vegas
 July 16 
Vdara Hotel and Spa
 August 5
Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Westin Las Vegas (formerly Casuarina)
 July 16

To secure rooms through the official SEMA Housing Services, reservations should be made from the SEMA Show site and include the official housing seal. Travel Planners can also be reached directly at 800-221-3531 or 212-532-1660. For more information, visit the SEMA Show Travel and Lodging page.    

Early Show Registration

Visit today to take advantage of early-bird discounts. Currently, admission to the Show is only $25, and rates will increase—so register today! In addition to saving money, early registration also guarantees that attendees will receive their badges in the mail. The one badge is good for all four days of the SEMA Show and is also good for admittance into the three-day AAPEX show.

With early registration, attendees can avoid registration lines and hit the Show floor with a plan in hand and more time for business. Not only does it save money and time, early registration also offers attendees peace of mind, knowing that when they are ready for the Show, they can hit the floor with no delays and avoid potential registration snafus. With badges ordered, buyers can continue pre-planning, by making housing and travel arrangements online and taking advantage of additional discounts on hotels and airfare.

Complimentary Shuttle Bus Service

Complimentary shuttle bus service is available between the Las Vegas Convention Center and most official SEMA Show hotels. This includes complimentary shuttle service from both The Strip and Downtown Las Vegas to the Las Vegas Convention Center, further saving money and providing value to attendees and exhibitors coming to Las Vegas this year. For more information and specific hotel pick-up and drop-off locations, visit

Airfare Discounts

Take advantage of airline discounts provided by American, Delta and United, all of which are offering up to 10% off on round-trip airfare to Las Vegas. For rates, booking information, Travel Planners reservation links and additional details on airfare, visit the SEMA Show Travel and Lodging page.    

More tips and suggestions on how buyers can get the most from the Show will be available in upcoming issues of SEMA eNews. In addition, all of the information will also be presented during an upcoming SEMA webinar, "Are You Ready for the SEMA Show," that will be held October 10, from 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. (PDT).