POJOAQUE — Parents, school administration officials and prom organizers recently met with officials from Buffalo Thunder Resort. According to Peter Lovato, Buffalo Thunder’s director of catering, they were there to look at where the students will be spending their prom as well as logistics.
The group met in the lobby of the hotel, which he made clear was a separate entity from the casino part of the complex. He told them that the resort has catered to and accommodated more than 30 proms in it’s history of existence, as well as other high school events, such as Junior ROTC balls and various school-related conferences.
“So, we do have a broad outreach to the various surrounding communities,” Lovato said to the group, before taking them on a short tour of Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder.
The tour also included the hotel’s ballroom, which according to Lovato is the biggest ballroom in the state. Known as the Tewa Ballroom, which measures 16,500 square feet.
Lovato said if the organizers were to go with their facility, they would lend the group about a third of the ballroom, which includes one or two “bays” within the 16,500-square ft. area. That would give the students plenty of room to host a dinner, dance and have a great time, he said.