• Whitney Peak Hotel Reveals Renovation

     
    POSTED August 30, 2016
     

The Whitney Peak Hotel is ringing in their incredibly successful first two years of operation with a newly-completed renovation. In order to meet the growing demand for meeting space in a non-smoking, non-gaming environment the Whitney Peak Hotel’s renovation has more than doubled the hotel’s meeting capacity.

“In the two years since we have opened, we have welcomed more than 100,000 guests to our unique property,” said Niki Gross, managing director. “With our expansion last year – doubling the number of guest rooms to 310 – we can better accommodate larger groups. Now we have the expansive meeting space to match, and we look forward to delivering a one-of-a-kind, world-class event experience for both visitors and the local community.”

Miles Construction, the general contractor for the hotel’s renovation project, has been their contractor on all phases of the hotel’s development.

“This project has been a fulfilling one for us at Miles because we are helping to change the face of downtown Reno,” Cary Richardson, vice president of business operations for Miles Construction said. “With these renovations completed, it really makes the hotel a premier location for events and meetings in Reno, which we hope will attract new business and help build the overall economy of our region.”

The project, which encompasses the entire third floor, has resulted in nearly 12,000 square feet of new event and meeting space. Ten air walls allow the space to be subdivided up to eight separate areas, room sizes vary from 350 square feet to a ballroom just under 5,000 square feet. Making it adaptable for a range of meetings and events.

The meeting space has a lighting control system run from touch-screen key pads, the first of its kind in Northern Nevada. Each key pad has the ability to control the entire space when the doors are open, or each room individually when sectioned off. The space also features custom-printed distressed brick wallpaper, crystal chandeliers, lighting fixtures utilizing Edison light bulbs, and a one-piece, Cypress tree coss-section that is now the check-in desk countertop.

The hotel’s expansion was unveiled in conjunction with their second anniversary celebration in July. This new space, and Whitney Peak’s unique amenities, have elevated its profile and helped it maintain strong occupancy numbers.

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Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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