R e d L i o n H o t e l
E l k o , N e v a d a
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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
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.