• 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.

SCS Global Services (SCS), a third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, has launched its Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

 

The Events Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) program, established in 1985, is recognized around the world as a badge of excellence in the events industry. JodieAnn Cady, an independent event project manager based in Mason, is among the professionals in the inaugural class of CMP Fellows, a program launched last year.

 

Located in Onekama and built in 1900 as the summer residence of lumber baron and Manistee Mayor Charles Canfield, Canfield House was purchased, completely renovated, and reopened as a year-round bed-and-breakfast in 2021. Featuring 200 feet of Portage Lake frontage, the property now offers a lakeside fire ring and new dock for kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. The six-room house can be rented for small retreats and groups up to 125 accommodated for meetings and receptions.