by Michael J. Shapiro | June 01, 2012
Meeting Hotels
 Properties in Reno include the 1,993-room Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, 1,710-room Silver Legacy Resort Casino, 1,635-room Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, 1,572-room Circus Circus Reno, 928-room Harrah's Reno, 833-room Sands Regency Casino Hotel, 820-room Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, 817-room Eldorado Hotel Casino Reno, 318-room Boomtown Hotel & Casino and 214-room Siena Reno Hotel Spa Casino.

Hotels in nearby Sparks include the 1,600-room John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino Resort and 220-room Holiday Inn Reno-Sparks.

Among properties in the Lake Tahoe area are the 742-room Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino & Re­sort; 539-room Hori­zon Casino Resort; 525-room Harrah's Lake Tahoe; 437-room MontBleu Re­sort Casino & Spa; 422-room Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Casino and Spa; 405-room Resort at Squaw Creek; 396-room Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Hotel & Ski Resort and 302-room Ridge Tahoe.

Convention Center
Reno-Sparks Convention Center; exhibit space, approximately 381,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 53; (775) 827-7260

Reno, Sparks, northeast side of Lake Tahoe: room tax, 13% to 13.5%; sales tax, 7.725%; total tax on hotel rooms, 13% to 13.5% (a $2 room tax is added to downtown Reno hotels with unrestricted gaming licenses)

Southeast side of Lake Tahoe (Douglas County, Nev.): room tax, 13%; sales tax, 7.1%; total tax on hotel rooms, 13%

California side of South Lake Tahoe: city room tax (non-redevelopment area), 10%; city room tax (redevelopment areas only), 12.02%; city tourism assessment, $3 per occupied hotel room, $4.50 per occupied condo/timeshare unit; sales tax, 7.75%

Group Venue
Campo, which means "gathering spot" or "meeting place" in Italian, is a downtown Reno restaurant that debuted last November. The place revels in the use of organic, local and seasonal ingredients in an ever-changing menu. Specialties of the house include handmade pasta, Neapolitan pizzas and house-cured salumi. The airy interior affords views of the kitchen, the curing case and a wood-burning pizza oven imported from Naples. The room opens onto a large riverside patio. A semi-private room seats 30; buyouts can accommodate up to 120 diners, or 220 with the patio open. (775) 737-9555

Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, (775) 827-7600 or (800) 367-7366

North Lake Tahoe Visitors & Convention Bureau, (530) 581-8703, (530) 581-8701 or (800) 462-5196