Reno’s only non-smoking and non-gaming luxury boutique property, Whitney Peak, which officially opened June 7, 2014, has changed the traditional hotel experience in Reno. “It has been our goal from day one to eschew the status quo,” says General Manager Niki Gross. “We wanted to bring something completely new and unique to Reno, and provide an unparalleled guest experience that celebrates the Northern Nevada region. Based on the feedback from our guests and patrons, we have succeeded.”

The hotel attributes its success to its unique features. Basecamp—a 7,000-square-foot indoor bouldering gym—boasts the world’s tallest climbing wall. Heritage is a farm to table restaurant in the hotel with a menu that changes alongside the seasons. The Cargo Concert Hall is a unique gateway to the sounds of Reno, and highlights the Reno music scene.

The property is completing renovations on the final six guest floors, doubling the number of guest rooms to 310, including three new, two-bedroom suites. Construction is also underway on new meeting space as well, adding more than 12,000 square feet to the hotel’s current inventory of 8,000 square feet. One of the new spaces will be a 5,300-square-foot ballroom, which will serve as an ideal location for weddings, receptions and other large special events. Construction is expected to be completed late in the year.

To celebrate the one-year anniversary, the hotel will host a series of events from June 11-14 to include:

  • Thursday, June 11
    • Anniversary kick-off concert featuring James McMurtry (Cargo)
  • Friday, June 12
    • Employee Appreciation Day
  • Saturday, June 13
    • Public open house, tours, and refreshments from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (main lobby)
    • All-day happy hour from 9 a.m. to closing (Heritage)
  • Sunday, June 14
    • Family “free climb” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (BaseCamp)

“Reno is really seeing a renaissance of sorts, and Whitney Peak Hotel is an important part of that movement,” says Eli Gross, brand manager for the hotel. “With the University of Nevada, Reno here and companies like Tesla moving into the community, there is incredible energy and opportunities to leverage that will change the way that people look at our city.”