Check out this list of 5 new additions to the Reno Tahoe Area. See what is going to be the next big attraction!
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino has completed a $20 million renovation of its guestrooms, Sierra Café and the Spa Terrace Conference Center. Resting along the edges of one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, Hyatt is fulfilling its vision of a truly unique mountain respite at Lake Tahoe. The property’s 398 guest rooms make up the bulk of the project, with $18 million worth of improvements; including, oak furniture complementing new carpeting of dark gray mocha, back-lit mirrors, modern showers, locally-themed artwork and “jack packs,” all-in-one media hubs that easily pair the television with laptops and media players. A $500,000 upgrade of Hyatt’s meeting space, featuring seven rooms and 3,000 sq. ft., was completed at the end of 2011. The meeting facilities stay true to the resort’s contemporary “Grand-Lodge” look, now with state-of-the-art audio-visual capabilities and drop-down screens. The all-day dining restaurant, Sierra Café, received a $1.5 million facelift of its own, with contemporary oak tables and leather seating complementing the always-spectacular outdoor dining area.
Under new ownership, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino continues its $25 million renovation. The main entrance features the chandelier from the original MGM Hotel and Casino, which is now surrounded by fresh lounge-style seating and digital displays featuring the beautiful Reno Tahoe area. The lobby has seen a substantial upgrade from carpeting to rubbed bronze and brushed aluminum highlights at check-in. Guest rooms throughout the resort are also being upgraded to reflect the chic design of the property’s Summit Suites. Located in the heart of the casino floor, the new, premier ultra-lounge, WET features flair bartenders, live music and exclusive design features. Grand Sierra Resort has added a small-plate Mexican restaurant called Cantina, which provides an authentic experience as well as a variety of more than 115 different tequilas. An indoor pool, nightclub, sports book and racquetball court are all in the works for 2013. Grand Sierra Resort is one of the largest convention center resorts in the country, with more than 200,000 sq. ft. of meeting space which will soon be experiencing its portion of the renovation.
Silver Legacy Resort Casino has $6 million worth of additions, upgrades and renovations planned for 2013. A new Starbucks is now open on the main casino floor, and the resort’s phenomenal lineup of great restaurants has welcomed a new, old-style Mexican hot spot in Hussong’s Cantina-Taqueria. The popular Café Sedona has experienced a complete remodel, and has reopened as Café Central, with an expanded menu and a fresh look. The resort has recently added the Aura Ultra Lounge, featuring the hottest beats and distinctive cocktails, as well as the only Blender Bar in Reno, which offers frozen specialty drinks housing up to 100 oz. of fruity flavors
Something awesome is coming to North Lake Tahoe, we’re just not quite sure when. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency has approved construction of the Boulder Bay project. The four-story, multi-building, 275-room hotel with a 10,000 square-foot casino is expected to be built over the course of three years, however a groundbreaking has yet to be announced. Organizers say the mission of Boulder Bay is to create a vibrant cultural village that benefits the community and the environment. The village will transform the existing Tahoe Biltmore property into an environmentally sustainable, economically viable, community oriented center that will revitalize Crystal Bay. The project promises to remove 90% of the total, and fine, sediment from storm water runoff in the area, a move that will benefit Lake Tahoe’s famed clarity. The project promises to not only be energy efficient, but to also create a sense of community and contribute more than 200 jobs in Crystal Bay.
In September 2011, Peppermill Resort Spa Casino said goodbye to its natural gas boilers when it completed a two-year project to harness the power of a geothermal well more than a mile beneath the resort. The $9.7 million project started in 2009, and was completed shortly after engineers found a sufficiently heated water source more than 4,400 feet underground. Geothermal energy now heats all 2.1 million sq. ft. of the Peppermill as well as all of the property’s water, including the 43,000 sq. ft. Spa Toscana and two outdoor swimming pools and spas. This environmentally friendly project will save the Peppermill millions of dollars in heating costs, while greatly reducing the property’s carbon footprint. The geothermal well is said to be the deepest in the City of Reno, and the Peppermill is said to be the only resort property in the world whose heating source is provided entirely by geothermal energy produced on the immediate property.