Reno Worldcon Announces Spectacular Setting for Hugo Award Ceremony and Masquerade

The 69th World Science Fiction Convention
PO Box 13278
Portland, OR 97213-0278


Monday, November 23, 2009

Reno - Major Events to take place in spectacular Peppermill Ballroom.

Renovation is delighted to announce that its two centerpiece events, the Hugo Award Ceremony and the Masquerade, will take place in the luxurious Tuscany Ballroom at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.

The Tuscany Ballroom will provide a fabulous backdrop for Renovation's largest events. Within the hall itself, plush seating and stylish decor is complemented by a state-of-the-art house sound system. The Peppermill also boasts an experienced in-house technical service team used to running events and concerts for up to 5,000 people.

Outside the ballroom, attendees will benefit from a large and elegant pre-function area. Biscotti's Restaurant is located just a few steps from the ballroom entrance, with the Gelateria and pastries offering just a touch of decadence to start the evening. Across the hall, the Poolside Terrace Lounge combines fine wines with a full height ceiling chandelier. The ballroom and pre-function facilities are located on the non-smoking second floor of the Peppermill's Tuscan expansion.

The Peppermill is the largest of the hotels being used by Renovation and will be home to the majority of attendees. With 10 on-site restaurants, regular rooms at $149 per night and spa suites from just a few dollars more, it is sure to be a popular destination for those wanting a unique experience as part of their Worldcon.

Renovation Chair Patty Wells affirmed the decision to hold the events in the Ballroom, saying "The deciding point for me is that if I were winning a Hugo, this would be a fabulous and memorable place to win it. It will be a better experience for everybody."

Alberta Sanchez, Director of Convention Services at the Peppermill, added "We're excited to be working with Renovation to host these events, and the team here at the Peppermill really knows how to put on a show."

Inside the Tuscany Ballroom

Gelateria at Biscotti's Cafe     Poolside Terrace Lounge


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