Site Visit: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe

By Anna Dunn, April 18, 2015

From the brand that knows how to make its guests feel like rock stars comes the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada. Opened in January 2015, the 539-room property has already attracted groups for memorable meetings along the Nevada-California border. “We’re in the process of booking associations for later this year and into 2016, including law enforcement and agriculture groups,” says Diane Rettos, group sales manager for the hotel. “Groups are ready to try something different. They haven’t been to Lake Tahoe in a few years, but they’re coming back because we’re new.”

The hotel has noteworthy touches and musical memorabilia throughout, including one of Michael Jackson’s gloves displayed front and center at check-in. Fire Break Kitchen & Bar, the area’s only outdoor restaurant that stays open year-round, is available for buyouts and serves as an inviting networking spot for guests thanks to its fire pits and wide selection of local craft beers. The Oyster Bar, a 24-hour eatery on the casino floor, serves seasonal oysters on the half shell as well as New Orleans-inspired bites in a quirky atmosphere with both chalkboard and living plant walls.

With 14,350 square feet of meeting space, the property can accommodate groups of up to 800 people. Two ballrooms can be broken into seven separate rooms. Also on-site is Vinyl, a 2,000-sq.-ft. showroom that serves as a venue for musical acts, comedy routines and late-night dancing, and can also be rented out for groups of up to 200. A 3,000-sq.-ft. indoor/outdoor reception room is in the works and will have a terrace with views of Heavenly ski resort in the distance.

Insider Tip: Take the scenic 2.4-mile ride up the Heavenly gondola (a short walk from the hotel) to experience sweeping views of Lake Tahoe.

Photo Credit: Digiman Studio

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