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Mar
9
2017

First Look at Renaissance Hotel in downtown Reno, photos courtesy Bunnyfish Studio

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Oct
18
2016

Check out a construction photo tour of a nearly-complete bocce ball area of the Renaissance Hotel. The Siena continues to make its transformation into a Renassiance Hotel, Marriott's high-end brand of hotels. It will be non-casino-gaming, non-smoking. 

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Jun
19
2016

Siena Pulls Large Permit for Hotel Tower  Makeover.

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Apr
26
2016
Mar
28
2016

Renaissance Gets a Permit and a Loan.

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Feb
12
2016

Video: Interior Facade of Siena Comes Down

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Jan
30
2016

Stpping by the Renaissance Hotel today downtown, which pulled a demo permit and will begin construction soon, I noticed a new sign in the building with renderings of the rooms. Check them out! 

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Jan
29
2016

Siena has pulled a demo permit to begin construction on the Renaissance Hotel. 

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Aug
14
2015

As confirmed by this post, RGJ is confirming the Siena will become a Renaissance Hotel.

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May
1
2015

Only the most hardcore Reno natives would know that the Siena, back when it was the Holiday Hotel, actually opened up in 1958 WITHOUT a casino. It was a non-gaming hotel on the river, and the casino was only added later. Hotels like Harrah's downtown are casinos with a hotel added on, but the Holiday was a hotel first, with a casino added on.

Since 1999, the casino has literally not made a dime of money. I don't need a 'source' to tell me this, it's painfully obvious when you visit the Siena on a Friday or Saturday.

Yet, during the weekends, esepcially in the summer, the hotel portion often comes close to selling out.

So, it wasn't necessarily shocking when I learned from an unnamed source that Fernando Leal, developer of the Montage and CommRow (now Whitney Peak Hotel) has bought the Siena.

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