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A Hard-Hat Tour of Santa Fe’s Newest Casino, Tesuque Casino

By Gency Warren / November 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Raving Partner Janet Hawk got a hard-hat tour of Santa Fe’s newest casino, Tesuque Casino. The new casino is located just five minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains. It will replace the smaller Camel Rock Casino, also on Tesuque land, several miles farther north along the highway.…

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Deana Scott and Brett Magnan at The Eddy

An Historic Fishing Resort Is Revived Through a Tribal Assist

By Gency Warren / October 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe opened Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley in 1991 and 1992, creating thousands of jobs and generating revenues that benefit the Band, it’s nearly 4,600 members, and its non-Indian neighbors. The success of their gaming operation has allowed the Tribe to expand their enterprises and diversifying outside…

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Hotel Experience

Are You Giving Your Guest the Best Hotel Experience?

By John Stewart / July 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Are You Giving Your Guest the Best Hotel Experience?

Take this 14 Question Survey We all work hard throughout the year, and enjoy the time that we have away from the office. We may take weeks to plan, schedule and anticipate the experience to come. Most of us have very few days to get away, and we want our time to be spent in…

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Andrea McCurry

Invest in Your Property’s Future

By Andrea McCurry / April 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Invest in Your Property’s Future

Put curb appeal and upkeep in this spring’s budget “Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.” – John Maynard Keynes As winter turns to spring, many of us feel a sense of renewal and excitement at the idea of new beginnings and the prospect of new opportunities. We throw open the windows, deep clean…

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John Stewart

How to Design Happiness – Part III

By John Stewart / April 1, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Design Happiness – Part III

Creating a memorable guest experience We’ve all had that experience where our nose picks up a familiar scent and we’re instantly flooded with emotions and memories that take us back to that exact moment in time. Just from the simple smell of something from our past, we are immediately transported there – an ex-girlfriend’s perfume,…

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Architect Design

Who Comes First – An Architect or a Contractor?

By John Stewart / October 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Who Comes First – An Architect or a Contractor?

Key questions that can save you millions A friend of mine, Jodi, remodeled her bathroom after a leak caused major damage. Wanting to save money, she bought fixtures and cabinets from one of the big-box stores, tile and flooring from another. She hired a bunch of “guys” to install the tile, plumbing, and cabinets. She…

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Kevin Parker

Invest in Your Property’s Future

By Kevin Parker / July 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Invest in Your Property’s Future

A new look at capital reinvestment As casino operators, our main goal is to maintain our current patron base while attracting new customers to our casino resort. In order to attract new guests, you must offer clean, comfortable accommodations in conjunction with an engaged and knowledgeable team member. Obvious, right? Yet as an industry, while…

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Celebrate

How to Design Happiness – Part II

By John Stewart / July 1, 2017 / Comments Off on How to Design Happiness – Part II

Focus on the Actual Experience John Stewart Have you ever had an amazing experience, but couldn’t quite put your finger on what it was that made it so special? You may remember the obvious things, like an exceptional meal, superior service or beautiful scenery, but what was it that made this experience stand out among…

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Reno Arch

Aging Properties and Investment in Infrastructure

By Deana Scott / May 15, 2017 / Comments Off on Aging Properties and Investment in Infrastructure

Why innovation and strategy need to be more than a philosophy Recently I moved to Reno to assume the duties as CEO of Raving Consulting. As a kid, I remember visiting Reno with my family during the summer. It was a perfect distance from Southern California with a variety of activities to satisfy everyone. My…

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Sophisticated Hotel

You Know It’s Time to Redo Your Hotel Rooms When …

By John Stewart / April 3, 2017 / Comments Off on You Know It’s Time to Redo Your Hotel Rooms When …

You know when you’re in an outdated hotel room when: You have to reach behind the bed stand and unplug the clock radio to plug in your phone. The bathtub is either too high or awkward to get into, or it is too small to have a good soak. There’s a bedspread. Next to the…

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