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COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. (October 17, 2022)Agua Caliente Casinos, the tri-property portfolio of resort, casino and entertainment destinations in the Coachella Valley, welcomes a new director of sales. With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, Lavon Minor will lead meetings and event sales for all three properties – Agua Caliente Casinos’ flagship property in Rancho Mirage, its downtown property in Palm Springs and its newest addition in Cathedral City.

“Being in the hospitality sales profession has enhanced my passion for providing extraordinary excellences in all areas within the industry,” said Lavon Minor, Director of Sales at Agua Caliente Casinos. “I enjoy meeting, collaborating and sharing best practices with others to empower visions into existences. At Agua Caliente Casinos, this opportunity is abundant within the three properties and stellar venues they have to offer, and I’m looking forward to shining a light on them.”

Image: Lavon Minor, Agua Caliente Casinos, Sales Director 

In her new role, Minor will lead the sales, banquets and catering teams, develop and drive topline revenue strategies and will oversee sales operations for catering and for groups of all sizes. Her experience in hotel sales and marketing has taken her to big name properties such as Marriott Hotels and Resorts and the Hyatt Regency, where she was responsible for business development, multi-property sales, account management, and more. “Leading this team is going to be amazing! We have some of the best talent in the valley with great tenure and expertise. Together we will rise to perfection in every aspect,” adds Minor.

“With three properties, multiple standout event venues and award-winning food and beverage and Forbes-focused hospitality teams, there is a wealth of opportunity for event growth at Agua Caliente Casinos,” said Michael J. Facenda, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Agua Caliente Casinos. “I am excited for the addition of Lavon Minor to our sales and catering team. She has the experience and knowledge to lead this division and to put our premier event venues on the map as a top destination in Southern California, let alone Coachella Valley.”

Agua Caliente Casinos’ feature 41,700 square feet of event space across all three properties. At Rancho Mirage, the conference center is a high-tech, flexible 13,000 square foot space that can be converted into 12 meeting rooms. There are four additional rooms with an attached patio for indoor/outdoor meetings or receptions, an event lawn, a private Wine Room inside The Steakhouse, and a sleek, boardroom-style room inside of Pívat Cigar Lounge. Agua Caliente Casino Rancho Mirage features a separate full-service kitchen dedicated to servicing conference guests.

At Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs, the Cascade Lounge is the ideal setting not only for dancing, drinks and nightlife in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, but also for receptions and events of any kind. The 6,528 square foot venue features a stage, dance floor, booth and table seating options, a separate bar and exceptional sound and lighting. Attendees can also enjoy the private room in The Steakhouse for an intimate celebration.

The Agave Caliente Terazza at Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City is a versatile 12,000 square foot indoor and outdoor venue that overlooks the mountainous desert landscape. It plays host to weekly events and live entertainment, and is the ideal location for private parties, business functions and events.

For more information on Agua Caliente Casinos, visit www.aguacalientecasinos.com or call 888.999.1995.

Agua Caliente Casinos are located in Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs and Cathedral City, CA. Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage is the only property in California that has been awarded the Forbes Four-Star rating for three different property venues, with Sunstone Spa earning the Forbes Five-Star award three years in a row, the only casino spa in California to earn this distinction. The Sunstone Spa also ranked in the top spas in the U.S. and number three in California by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas 2021; The Steakhouse is a consecutive winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2007; and the Steakhouse and hotel achieved Forbes Four-Star status three consecutive years. 

Collectively, the three properties offer a 16-story, 340-room hotel with resort-style pools and cabanas, three entertainment venues including The Show, a premier Southern California concert theater, Pívat Cigar Lounge, a premier cigar lounge offering live table games and slot machines, 13 diverse dining options, an award-winning, full-service luxury spa and salon, meeting and event venues, and Agua Caliente Fuel, an expansive fuel station with 750 square feet of gaming machines, a drive-through coffee shop Java Caliente, and competitive gas prices. Agua Caliente is also home to two nearby championship golf courses; Indian Canyons North and South.

Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage is also a AAA Four Diamond property and was ranked top 10 for “Best Casino Outside of Las Vegas” in USA TODAY’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice 2018 travel awards. For more information on Agua Caliente Casinos, visit www.aguacalientecasinos.com or join the conversation on Instagram @aguacalientecasinos.