Reno Rebirth – Hotels without Gaming

As the City of Reno continues to grow and attract new residents and visitors, the Biggest Little City is also evolving – and Miles Construction could not be more proud to be a part of the city’s evolution.

Take for example two relatively new hotels in the downtown Reno corridor – the Whitney Peak Hotel and the Reno Renaissance. Neither hotel has gaming. And both hotels were remodeled from existing structures by Miles Construction.

In the case of Whitney Peak, Miles Construction served as general contractor on all phases of the hotel’s development, including a recent renovation project that focused on the property’s meeting space. The entire third floor of the hotel was renovated to create nearly 12,000 square feet of new event and meeting space in downtown Reno. With Miles’ guidance, 10 air walls enable the space to be subdivided into eight separate areas, ranging from 350 square feet to a ballroom that is just under 5,000 square feet providing an alternative venue for weddings and charitable fundraisers.

What’s more, Whitney Peak’s event and meeting space features a state-of-the art lighting control system – the first of its kind in northern Nevada – that is run from touch-screen key pads. Each key pad has the ability to control the entire space when all of the operable doors are open, or each room individually when the rooms are sectioned off.  To continue the feel and ambience created with the design and renovation, the space features high-end finishes such as custom-printed distressed brick wallpaper, crystal-laden chandeliers, lighting fixtures utilizing Edison light bulbs and a one-piece, Cypress tree cross-section that serves as the check-in desk’s countertop.

“The Whitney Peak project was a fulfilling one for us at Miles because we helped to change the face of downtown Reno,” Cary Richardson, vice president of business operations for Miles Construction, said. “Whitney Peak transformed the way hotel projects in the downtown core were thought of, especially because of its non-gaming, recreation focus. With the hotel and the meeting space renovations complete, Whitney Peak a truly a premier location for visitors, events and meetings in Reno. We believe this will attract new business and contribute to overall economy of our region.”

More recently, Miles was honored to partner on the renovation of the Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, on the site of the former Siena Hotel Casino. As general contractor, Miles Construction remodeled the 214 hotel rooms, 15,500 square feet of convention space, lobby and public spaces. The renovation also included the conversion of the former 17,000 square foot casino area into Bundox Bocce, an indoor/outdoor event facility that features 7 bocce courts, full service restaurant and bar and a 9,000-square-foot outdoor garden with two additional bocce courts and a dining and private event area.

“The Renaissance project was another transformative project for our teams and we love being part of reshaping and changing the downtown area and the perceptions of what Reno has to offer,” Cary Richardson, vice president of business development for Miles Construction, said. “Our team is part of this community and we appreciate the opportunity to be part of creating vibrant properties that continue to move our region forward.”

Simply put, diversified northern Nevada general contractor Miles Construction has played a part in the evolution of Reno and looks forward to continuing to be a team player in the community.