• The Latest Happenings in the U.S. Mountain West

     
    POSTED November 27, 2017
     

    Anvil Hotel Lobby. Photo by Read McKendree

  • The Latest Happenings in the U.S. Mountain West

     
    POSTED November 27, 2017
     

    Anvil Hotel. Photo by Read McKendree

  • The Latest Happenings in the U.S. Mountain West

     
    POSTED November 27, 2017
     

    Glorietta Trattoria. Photo by Read McKendree

  • The Latest Happenings in the U.S. Mountain West

     
    POSTED November 27, 2017
     

    Photo courtesy of Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe

  • The Latest Happenings in the U.S. Mountain West

     
    POSTED November 27, 2017
     

    Silvies Valley Ranch. Photo courtesy of Jaime Eder, Travel Oregon

  • The Latest Happenings in the U.S. Mountain West

     
    POSTED November 27, 2017
     

    View from Minam River Lodge. Photo courtesy of Jaime Eder, Travel Oregon

One of the fun things about being editor of Mountain Meetings and Colorado Meetings + Events is receiving word about what’s new in the U.S Mountain West and western Canada. Here are a few items from Wyoming, Nevada and Oregon. 

Anvil Hotel, a new 49-room property in downtown Jackson Hole, is a renovation of two buildings originally constructed as a motel in the 1950s. The hotel’s lobby functions as both a café and mercantile curated by high-end outdoor retailer, Westerlind. The hotel’s restaurant, Glorietta Trattoria, is named after Jackson’s nearby Mt. Glory and located a short walk from the lobby on Glenwood Street. The restaurant serves seasonally rotating menus that feature modern rustic wood-fired Italian cuisine and seats 85 as well as an additional 40 on the patio. 

Situated on a 250-acre property on Lake Tahoe’s scenic south shoreline, the new Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe features an 8,500-square-foot spa, 18-hole championship golf course, lakefront heated pool and hot tub, and a selection of dining, shopping and outdoor activity options. The 154 luxury rooms and suites have in-room gas fireplaces and terraces or balconies and new meeting and event space includes a ballroom, pre-function space, private dining room, boardroom and event lawn. The clubhouse features the North Room and South Room with floor-to-ceiling windows, both with a private deck and lawn space. 

Two new hidden hideaways in eastern Oregon offer a wealth of options. Silvies Valley Ranch, a 140,000-acre working ranch, is nestled in a valley between the Ochoco, Strawberry and Aldrich mountains. The ranch features a wine cellar, saloon, pistol range, full-service spa, fitness center, restaurants and two 18-hole golf courses. Located in the Eagle Cap Wilderness, Minam River Lodge is reached only by horseback, charter plane or an 8.5-mile hike. The lodge offers an array of beautiful hand-built accommodations from rustic log cabins and teepees to luxurious lodge suites. Explore trails by foot or horse and enjoy a meal featuring bounty from the lodge’s garden.  

This is just the tip of what’s happening in the mountains. Make sure to sign up for free Mountain Meetings and Colorado Meetings + Events subscriptions and our monthly e-newsletters to stay current with industry happenings. Enjoy the start of ski season and happy holidays! 

 

The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority has selected SMG, a worldwide entertainment and convention venue management company, to operate the RSCVA-owned Reno-Sparks Convention Center (RSCC), state-owned Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center, and Reno Events Center and National Bowling Stadium, both owned by the City of Reno. The four-year agreement began in June and also includes culinary services through SMG’s in-house food and beverage division.

 

Twenty additional historic hotels have been nominated and accepted into the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Hotels of America program, which includes properties ranging in age from 52 to 246 years old. Two that fall within Mountain Meetings’ coverage area include the Fairmont Olympic in Seattle, Washington and Alpenhof Lodge in Teton Village, Wyoming.

 

One trend that seems to be here to stay in the meetings and events industry is making sure venues, destinations and gatherings are respectful to the environment and the animals that also occupy our planet. Here are some examples from U.S. Mountain West properties that are part of Teneo Hospitality Group