Spectra Named Management and Hospitality Partner for Tahoe South Events Center
Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority engages leading professional management company to help draw entertainment, sports, and conventions to the region
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF./NEV. (March 10, 2021) – The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority on Wednesday evening unanimously selected leading private management company Spectra as the provider of venue management, food services & hospitality, and partnerships services for the new Tahoe South Events Center.
Construction resumes late spring with completion expected in 2022 of the 132,000 square-foot facility that broke ground July 2020. The center will provide a venue for conventions, special events, and entertainment on Lake Tahoe’s south shore. The venue will be host to a variety of events for the local South Tahoe community, including concerts, family shows, and professional and amateur sporting events. Spectra will also utilize the facility to attract regional and national meetings, conferences, and conventions, along with many local community and social events.
“The first-class event center is going to be an excellent complement to the abundance of outdoor activities, extensive amenities, and vibrant nightlife in South Lake Tahoe,” John Page, Spectra’s president of Venue Management, said. “We are confident that the arena and convention space will help generate year-round tourism, in particular, driving economic activity during the shoulder season.”
Spectra has long-been committed to sustainable operations and will implement green initiatives to minimize the venue’s environmental impact on the region.
“South Lake Tahoe is a beautiful and pristine destination, and we want to help keep it that way,” Page said. “Spectra has a track record of innovative and sustainable management, and we are eager to share those tools, policies, and best practices to run a venue that will be environmentally responsible.”
“The events center will further diversify our economy and provide an additional 550 year-round
employment opportunities for locals” said Carol Chaplin, president and chief executive officer of the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority. “Selecting Spectra with their expertise in venue management is another step forward in realizing that goal.”
Spectra expertly oversees a combination of venue management, partnerships, and food services and hospitality for more than 330 venues – including 90+ multi-purpose facilities similar to the Tahoe South Events Center – and has opened upwards of 100 facilities. Spectra’s client partners include: Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, Colo.; Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash.; Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa; Stride Bank Center in Enid, Okla.; and Santa Clara Convention Center in Calif.
“Right now, we are eager to use this global pause in the live events industry to gear up for business once the venue opens its doors for the first time,” Page said.
For more on the Tahoe South Event Center, or to submit an inquiry to host an event, discuss sponsorship, or become a premium seat holder, visit https://tahoedouglasva.org.
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Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at SpectraExperiences.com. Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
About the Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority
The Tahoe Douglas Visitors Authority, a Nevada public agency, was created by the Nevada Legislature in June of 1997 with the passage of Assembly Bill 616 (The Tahoe-Douglas Visitors Authority Act). In an effort to boost tourism, the Act was passed to create the Authority and impose an occupancy tax on hotel room rentals in the County. The act allocates a portion of these occupancy-tax revenues for two purposes; first, for advertising, publicizing, and promoting tourism and recreation in the Township; second, to spend the allocated proceeds on planning, construction, and operation of a multi-use events center in the Township.