Arriving at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas is nothing short
of overwhelming for a New Yorker. Sin City’s major hotels seem bigger than the entire island of Manhattan, and are more disorienting than the Space Mountain ride at Disneyland. The Venetian and its conjoined twin, The Palazzo, have 8,108 guest rooms, plus a conference center and a zillion shops, restaurants and casinos. It took me 25 minutes to walk to the conference area where ARMA International held its 58th Annual Conference and Expo, from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1.