Guide to Meeting & Event Planning in


Learn why you should host your next meeting, event or conference in Reno-Tahoe, Nev.

Why Reno-Tahoe for Your Next Meeting or Event?

As of last summer, SMG, the massive entertainment- and convention-venue management firm, began managing Reno-Tahoe's major meeting facilities. The four-year contract, which is meant to take the group-customer experience to the next level, covers four prominent venues: the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, the Reno Events Center, the Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center and the National Bowling Stadium. Eventually, the deal could help facilitate an expansion for the convention center, which opened as the Centennial Coliseum in 1965. 

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Taxes: Lodging tax in Reno, 13.5% plus $2 per night for gaming properties downtown; throughout Washoe County, 13% or 13.5%

Convention Centers in Reno-Tahoe
Reno-Sparks Convention Center (381,600 square feet of exhibit space)

Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority

Venue Additions & Renovations in Reno-Tahoe, Nev.

• Downtown Reno welcomed The Row last year, a creative rebranding of three adjacent properties owned by Eldorado Resorts. The Eldorado, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus Reno still retain their original names and unique styles, but they're 
now married as part of The Row megaresort, featuring a grand total of 4,100 hotel rooms, 25 restaurants, 22 bars, 11 nightclubs and four entertainment venues. 

• Finishing touches are being applied to the Nugget Event Center, a new entertainment amphitheater across from the Nugget Casino Resort, on the site formerly occupied by the Bourbon Square Casino. The 8,958-seat venue will host its grand opening bash on June 15 with a Toby Keith performance. 

• The Nugget Casino Resort has kicked off a $10 million renovation, transforming the look of guest rooms in the former East Tower, now known as the Casino Tower. 

• In South Tahoe, the 20-acre multiuse complex known as The Loop is in the process of opening and now features a restaurant and bar known as Zeppelin, with four spaces for private events. The Loop will eventually offer more dining and entertainment venues, as well as an indoor sports complex.

• An Aloft hotel is in the works, as well, in the form of a 164-room property adjacent to Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Opening day will take place in 2020.