Nevada’s brand-defining major resorts are self-contained orbits for meetings and fun, such as these group-ready stars. 

In booming Reno, 824-room Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is the only resort connected to the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, via reception-capable skybridge. The AAA Four Diamond property’s 50,000 square feet of versatile space includes 22 meeting rooms, Executive Boardroom, and 14,000-plus-square-foot Grand Ballroom. Amenities include the Forbes Four Star-rated Spa Atlantis; newly revitalized Cardio Theater Fitness Center; concerts and cabaret; and fresh off a multi-million-dollar makeover acclaimed Vegas-style Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille.

“Our main success comes from the association and SMERF segments, with corporate and government quickly catching up,” said John McGinnes, director of sales. “With double-digit percentage growth year-over-year in 2017 and similar growth expected for 2018, the property is showing positive pace through the next four years, as we deploy our sales team nationally to raise awareness of Atlantis and Reno.”

For groups seeking the Strip’s business benefits at a more relaxed pace, off-Strip beacons include South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa. Debuting in 2005 as the South Valley’s first mega-resort, the since-expanded 2,100-room property offers 165,000 square feet of versatile meeting, event and expo space. Abundant venues and amenities include the 4,000-seat Equestrian Center; 64-lane bowling alley; 16-screen multiplex cinema; Costa del Sur spa; and 11 restaurants, headlined by Michael’s Gourmet Room and Silverado Steakhouse. 

At the 390-room M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, the theme of “Approachable Luxury” is apparent from the Forbes Four-Star property’s fetching cobalt-blue design. More than 92,000 total square feet of space includes the 25,000-square-foot M Pavilion; 100,000-square-foot outdoor Piazza; and elite top-floor LUX special event venue. Amenities include seasonal DayDream Pool Club, and shuttle service to the airport and Tropicana Las Vegas (both are Penn Gaming National properties).