RENO, Nev. (July 14, 2022) – Reno Tahoe today announced it has been recognized by the meetings and hospitality industry media publication, Smart Meetings as a 2022 Smart Stars winner in the “Best CVB/DMO” category.

“It’s an honor to be acknowledged as one of the best destination management organizations in the U.S.,” said Reno Tahoe President and CEO Charles Harris. “It’s inspiring to be nominated and validated by meetings industry professionals, who our team is working with on a daily basis. This recognition shows that we are having success in elevating our brand and our destination. Kudos to our team for being recognized for all of their hard work in selling and marketing Northern Nevada. It is the first time Reno Tahoe has been named ‘Best of the Best’ and we are grateful to be included.”

A leading voice in the meetings, conventions and trade show industry, Smart Meetings’ Smart Stars Winners program seeks input from the organization’s community of meeting professionals and event producers, who nominate and vote for their favorite brands, venues, destinations and more. “Best CVB/DMO” was among 30 categories in 2022’s best-of-the-best survey, which also included airlines, golf resorts, conference centers and, new this year, hybrid-ready venues and safety protocol partners. Reno Tahoe was listed with 19 other destinations throughout the country, including Visit Orlando, Greater Boston CVB, NYC & Company, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visit Phoenix, and Visit Denver.

Northern Nevada represented well among this year’s winners, with Grand Sierra Resort and Casino being named among eight winners in the “Best Gaming Casino/Hotel” category, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino joining eight others in the “Best Executive Retreat” category, and Edgewood Golf Resort being listed among 10 others in the category of “Best Golf Resort.” Although the downtown Reno location is not expected to open until 2025, Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants is one of eight honorees in the “Best Overall Boutique/Lifestyle Hotel Brand” category.

You can view all the 2022 Smart Stars Winners in the July issue of Smart Meetings Magazine.