Small Market Meetings

DEC 2016

The Newspaper for Smaller Cities, Facilities and Planners.

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R e d L i o n H o t e l E l k o , N e v a d a December 2016 41 Courtesy Red Lion Hotel & Casino Elko Elko's Red Lion Hotel ballroom is set for a gala dinner. Beach Resort to either cater or organize beachfront sun- set dinners where guests can play sand volleyball and have a drink at the Tiki bar. Red Lion Hotel Elko, Nevada With 220 guest rooms, the Red Lion Hotel and Casino is "by far the largest hotel" in the mining city of Elko, and it boasts the largest casino in town. But the hotel and casino offers an even bigger selling point: It's one of three Navegante-owned properties that form a sort of three-hotel "resort" along Idaho Street offering "economy, moderate and deluxe" options for meetings and groups, said executive director of hospitality Kristi Hansen. Because of the umbrella ownership, planners have easy access to all three for lodging, gaming and meeting options, she said. The Red Lion is the largest and most luxurious of the three hotels and offers 4,000 square feet of indoor event space, including its 2,850-square-foot ballroom that can be divided. Glass doors connect to an adjoining 1,200-square-foot tented outdoor space that's available from May through September. The Coffee Garden buffet is open 24 hours a day and offers a full menu, and Aspens Bar and Grille is a five-star restaurant that also offers private dining for up to 24 people. Next to the Red Lion, the High Desert Inn has 171 guest rooms and 5,000 square feet of function space.

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