When it comes to meetings choices, planners will find nine properties in Reno-Tahoe offering between
800 and 2,000 rooms, and many privately owned
properties that are priced for value. “For my clients,
the costs are reasonable. You’re able to get some
good value for your dollar,” says Steve Tolman,
co-director of LogiCom LLC, who recently booked a
group, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, in Reno.
In addition, Reno-Tahoe properties have invested
over $500 million in upgrades, with a large portion
of that going toward meeting facility renovations.
Typical of properties in the area, and one of the
best, is the Silver Legacy. “We’re a family-owned
and-operated business. So we have a stake in
everything that goes on here. In addition, we have
a passion for meetings and conventions. We pride
ourselves in our ability to make every aspect of the
meeting run smoothly,” says Jeff Gloeb, director of
sales for the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.
Many of the country’s most beautiful
environments are hard to get to—but not in
Reno-Tahoe. There are 110 daily flights to and
from 17 non-stop destinations. In fact, Reno-Tahoe
International Airport was named the second-most
efficient airport in the U.S. and Canada, and is
coming off a $26 million upgrade. Reno offers
approximately 20,000 guest rooms, and many top
resorts, within five miles of the airport.
And whether the group is interested in spending
its free time pursuing nightlife, culture, gaming,
fine dining, quality shopping, or spas, the “Biggest
Little City in the World” has got it. Lake Tahoe is
Best of All Worlds
WITH THE AMENITIES AND CONVENIENCES OF A MANAGEABLE CITY,
AND THE NATURAL BEAUTY AND CHARM OF “AMERICA’S BEST LAKE,”
THE RENO-TAHOE AREA DELIVERS. —BY MICHAEL ARDIZZONE
Top Convention Facilities:
The Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority owns and operates the Reno-Sparks Convention
Center, the Reno Livestock Events Center, the Reno Events Center, and the National Bowling Stadium.
Here’s a brief look at each facility:
Reno-Sparks Convention Center
The five contiguous exhibit halls combine for 381,000 square feet of space. The column-free Mt. Rose
Ballroom offers 30,000 square feet of space and is divisible into seven meeting rooms, and 53 meeting
rooms can hold groups from 50 to more than 3,000.
Reno Events Center
The Reno Events Center’s flexible 7,500-seat capacity makes it a good option for sporting events.
In addition to the 56,000 square feet of exhibit space, there’s a 14,000-square-foot prefunction area.
Planners can book their groups to attend sporting events here; it’s home to the Reno Bighorns of the
NBA Development League and the Reno Barons of the Western Indoor Football Association.
National Bowling Stadium
The “Taj Mahal of Tenpins” features 78 championship lanes and the longest video screen in the
world—any video presentation will make a huge impact. The Stadium Club can host a meeting, or be
used for a pre-event lounge. The 172-seat I-WERKS theater has a four-story screen.
Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center
The Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center (RSLEC) is a few minutes from downtown Reno. Its two indoor
and two outdoor arenas add to a 20,000-square-foot exhibition hall. The main arena has seating for 6,200.
Reno Convention Center