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Spring Quarterly NewsletterApril 2013
Reno River Festival

            A Serendipitous Spring


 As the weather warms and the snow melts, conditions on the Truckee River (the onl y outlet of Lake Tahoe),  improve! Make sure to head
 on out to the Reno River Festival in May to watch professional kayakers take on the rapids in the urban whitewater park in the heart of downtown Reno. If your group is looking to experience the river rapids first-hand, let us know and we can help you to set up an unforgettable rafting, float, or kayaking excursion on the Truckee River.


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Featured Activity: Sierra Cloud

The Sierra Cloud is a 55 ft. catamaran based on the north shore of Lake Tahoe at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. With a 41-passenger capacity, it is the ultimate adventure for a small to mid-size group. The two-hour sailing cruise transports you along the pristine Northern shores of Lake Tahoe with panoramic views of the entire lake. Guests can choose to lounge inches above the crystal-clear blue water on fabric netting or opt for seating on the deck to take in the mountain scenery from a different perspective. The Sierra Cloud offers three daily public sails at 12:00pm, 2:30pm and 5:00pm with an upgraded live music sunset cruise sailing on Friday and Saturday evenings. The crew has years of worldwide sailing experience, and some fascinating accounts of Tahoe. Not staying at the Hyatt? No worries! The Sierra Cloud is able to do remote charters to other docks throughout the lake.  All Sierra Cloud cruises include premium beer, white wine, soda, water and light hors d'oeuvres. 

Reno Property: Silver Legacy

Located in the heart of Downtown Reno, Silver Legacy Resort Casino is a 1,720-room historically themed masterpiece. The resort casino boasts every amenity for a perfect getaway destination: elegant guest rooms and suites, top-name entertainment, 23  fabulous restaurants and eateries within Tri-Properties (Silver Legacy, Eldorado and Circus Circus), Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, 85,000 square feet of thrilling gaming space with all of the newest games and 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention space. The adjacent Reno Events Center boasts 56,000 square feet of pillar-free exhibit space.  Guests can also enjoy elegant boutique shopping, an award-winning health spa, the world's largest composite dome and mining rig, Rum Bullions Island Bar - Reno's only rum bar, the ultra hip Drinx Lounge and the subtly sexy Aura Ultra Lounge. Silver Legacy is connected by skywalks to the Eldorado Hotel Casino and Circus Circus Reno providing guests with the largest center for gaming and entertainment in northern Nevada, all within minutes of world-class skiing, golfing and more. For reservations, call 1-800-MUST-SEE (1-800-687-8733) or 775-325-7401 in Reno, or visit the Resort Casino online at silverlegacyreno.com.

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Tahoe Property: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
There's a new property in South Lake Tahoe! On April 1, 2013, the former Embassy Suites began operation as an independent property with a new management team. The new independent operation, called Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel,  will allow the property to cater their services more specifically to the local environment. All reservations include stays in a two room suite, free breakfast buffet and an evening happy hour! The nine-story all-suite hotel has 400 rooms, 10,000 square-feet of meeting space and a full-service restaurant and bar. Five to seven million in renovations are expected to take place through the summer. Improvements are to include: renovating all guest-rooms, adding flat screen TV's to suite bedrooms and new carpet in the hotel's public areas. For a closer look at the new Lake Tahoe Resort, visit TahoeResortHotel.com
or call 800-988-9895. 
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Upcoming Local Events

May 4: Dine the District Food Tour 
May 11-12: Reno River Festival 
June 1-2 & 7-8:
Valhalla Renaissance Faire 
June 2: America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride 
June 20-29: Reno Rodeo

Reno Aces Home Schedule: 
April 16-19: vs. Colorado Sky Sox
April 25-28: vs. Fresno Grizzlies
April: 29-May 2: vs. Las Vegas 51's
May 7-10: vs. Omaha Royals
May11-14: vs. Iowa Cubs
May 24-27: vs. Tacoma Rainiers 

Theater Options:
April 27-28: Peter Pan
April 29: David Sedaris
May 3-5: Elvis Lives
May 17 & 19: Don Giovanni

Museum Options: 
Nevada Museum of Art: 
Through May 5: Jean-Pierre Bonfort: Traveling     Through May 19: Linda Besemer: Sine Language
Through July 7: Voces y Visiones: Highlights from the Collection of El Museo del Barrio, New York

Tahoe Maritime Museum: 
Featured Exhibit: Tahoe Twenties: A Story of Boats, Booze & Business
Owners' Letter

The Destination Tahoe team had such an exciting first quarter it's hard to decide where to start.  We were thrilled to be awarded the "Best Tour Program" this year from ADME International.  The 2013 ADMEI conference in Montreal was a terrific learning experience.  It is always such a fantastic time to share best practices and see the new trends for our industry.  


From Montreal we ventured on through the storm to Washington DC to help showcase all of the amazing things that Reno has to offer.  The trip was wonderful and the historical sights were breathtaking but we left with a great appreciation of how nice it is to manage transfers in a 10-minute city where the coffee is well under $40 a gallon and the sun shines about 300 days a year.


The Destination Tahoe/Reno team will be out and about over the next few months.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to enjoy an evening at the Nevada Museum of Art for "Van Gogh in the City" with the Reno-Tahoe NACE chapter on May 9, 2013.  Tickets are still available at renotahoenace.net.  Our team is expanding again so we will be making introductions soon. 


Our Reno website is coming soon and we are looking forward to showcasing all the great new things in Reno.  From painting classes to amazing dining locations Reno is on a role.


As always we are looking forward to another great summer in the Reno-Tahoe area. 


We have such a sensational team here at Destination Tahoe and as always we look forward to exceeding your expectations while providing a memorable program or event for your guests.





Lisa DeLeon                      Rhea Dira
Senior VP of Sales           Senior VP of Operations 

Destination Tahoe Meetings & Events