Why Reno/Tahoe for Your Next Meeting or Event?
The Reno-Tahoe area is a destination with wide-ranging options, offering both a city with gaming resorts and a gorgeous natural backdrop replete with year-round outdoor activities. What’s more, Reno has upped the ante on its meetings infrastructure through a deal with SMG, which is now managing four major conference facilities in town, including the 600,000-square-foot Reno-Sparks Convention Center.
• The Nugget Event Center debuted this summer, a new entertainment amphitheater across from the Nugget Casino Resort. The 8,958-seat venue can be found on the site formerly occupied by the Bourbon Square Casino. The 1,600-room Nugget Casino Resort itself is in the midst of a $10 million renovation, transforming the look of guest rooms in the former East Tower, now known as the Casino Tower. The floor-by-floor update should be completed by the end of the year.
• The Jesse Hotel & Bar, a six-suite boutique property, debuted in June in Reno's Brewery District. The intimate hotel makes the most of its location in a historic building, with original hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows in every room. A hip taco and mezcal restaurant, Estella, is now open on-site and can provide catering for events at the Jesse.
Airport: Reno-Tahoe International Airport, about 4.5 miles from downtown Reno. Transfer cost by taxi to downtown, about $15
Taxes: Lodging tax in Reno, 13.5% plus $2 per night for gaming properties downtown; throughout Washoe County, 13% or 13.5%
CVB: Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority
• A Las Vegas-based developer recently proposed a 20-story luxury hotel in downtown Reno. The nongaming, nonsmoking property would be built on Court Street; stay tuned for further details.
• A new Aloft hotel is expected to open in early 2020. The 164-room property, the first entry from the tech-forward boutique brand in the area, is being developed adjacent to Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
• The Reno Neon Line, a $1 billion mixed-use project downtown, should debut in two to three years. The district will be anchored by a $25 mil- lion, half-mile installation of public art, featuring pieces created at the Burning Man festival.