• Visit Reno Tahoe Managing Four Meeting & Event Venues

     
    POSTED July 2, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Courtesy Visit Reno Tahoe
  • Visit Reno Tahoe Managing Four Meeting & Event Venues

     
    POSTED July 2, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Courtesy Visit Reno Tahoe
  • Visit Reno Tahoe Managing Four Meeting & Event Venues

     
    POSTED July 2, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Courtesy Visit Reno Tahoe

It’s not that common for a destination marketing organization to oversee several of the largest meeting and event venues in community. Visit Reno Tahoe is the exception and recently announced it has officially taken over the management of Reno-Sparks Convention CenterReno Events CenterNational Bowling Stadium, and Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center

Visit Reno Tahoe, also known as the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, was established in 1959 to promote convention and tourism business in Washoe County, which includes Reno, Sparks, and North Lake Tahoe. The organization owns and operates the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and is once again overseeing operations at the state-owned Reno-Sparks Livestock Events Center and city-owned Reno Events Center and National Bowling Stadium, all of which were under a third-party management agreement since July 2018.

The first post-transition event taking place in Reno Tahoe was the 90th annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors on June 3-6, with an evening event held at the recently upgraded National Bowling Stadium.

After more than 18 years working in management, maintenance, and operations at the four Visit Reno Tahoe-managed facilities, Trent LaFerriere has been promoted to vice president of facilities. In this role, LaFerriere is responsible for budgeting, operations, staffing, maintenance, safety, compliance, and capital expenditures. He also oversees the management agreement with Aramark, which was recently awarded the food services contract. 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

Wyoming’s Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole has introduced the results of a major renovation in time for summer season. All suites, guest rooms and public hallways have been fully refreshed utilizing subtle colors and earth elements such as woods and metals. 

 

Mountain Meetings had the good fortune to connect with Eric Veraguth, director of golf at Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, California. He wrote this helpful guest article about holding outstanding golf outings for groups. 

By  Eric Veraguth