Whitney Peak Hotel Selects Construction Firm

by Mike Van Houten / Aug 15, 2013

The Whitney Peak Hotel has selected Miles Construction, a design-assist and construction management firm, as general contractor for its $6 million hotel renovation project and set to replace the historic Fitzgerald’s Hotel & Casino in downtown Reno in Spring 2014.

“The Whitney Peak renovation project is not only an integral part of reviving downtown Reno, but also our entire region,” said Cary Richardson, vice president of Business Operations for Miles Construction. “For more than 25 years, Miles Construction has been fortunate to be involved with many rewarding and notable projects; however, none of them impacts the community as drastically as breathing new life into this historic facility.”

Richardson believes the renovation project will also allow for jobgrowth within the surrounding community. “We will have approximately 50 tradespeople working on the guest rooms, and another 50 on the first floor, whichbrings 100 construction jobs to the community,” he said.

Upon completion, the Whitney Peak Hotel will offer more than 150 elegantly appointed guest rooms. The hotel design, inspired by nature, will include hand-carved woods and stone, rich hues and subtle accents that make the hotel part of the Sierra Nevada range. Innovativo Designs is the driving force behind the tower remodeling project.

Outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of all the Sierra Nevadas have to offer, such as biking, hiking, skiing and fishing, or they can enjoy a day at BaseCamp, a world-class bouldering and climbing venue housed onthe second floor of the hotel. BaseCamp has two interior climbing boulders andboasts the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall, which reaches 164 feet.  Music lovers can catch a concert at CARGO, the hotel’s hip concert venue that will bring the best in indie rock,performance art and live music to Reno. Whitney Peak Hotel will also offerguests a farm-to-table restaurant concept featuring locally grown foods and craft beers. The first floor amenities are being designed by 555 International.

“The Whitney Peak Hotel is redefining Reno’s tourism landscape by offering guests a unique experience that appeals to all of the senses,” said Donald Wilson, owner of the Whitney Peak Hotel. “The team at Miles Construction understood our vision for the hotel and demonstrated a shared passion for thisproject throughout the selection process. We have full confidence in their capabilities and believe they will be an integral part of producing ahospitality product of which Reno can be proud.”

Upon completion, Whitney Peak will also be home to CARGO, a live concert venue featuring award-winning artists, touring rock bands and local indie rock, pop and alternative talent. The hotel will also feature farm-to-table dining, serving fresh, savory entrees created with locally grown food, and an assortment of craft beers, local wines& unique cocktails.

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  • August 17, 2013 - 2:41:39 PM

    It's a shame that they distroyed our beloved Fitz for this. Reno will never be the same without Fitzgeralds.

  • September 5, 2015 - 11:13:15 AM

    It's geared for younger people. Nothing for the 50 plus. We can still contribute!