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General contractor tackles Whitney Peak Hotel project

Northern Nevada general contractor Miles Construction is playing a key role in the renovation of the former Fitzgeralds Casino and Hotel in downtown Reno.

Now known as Whitney Peak Hotel, the property is a non-smoking, non-gaming hotel that seeks to draw a recreation-minded clientele. Its fresh approach to downtown Reno includes a 164-foot climbing wall, 7,000-square-foot bouldering gym and a farm-to-table restaurant, along with a concert venue. Miles Construction served as construction manager at risk for an initial phase of remodeling. This included one model unit, 126 hotel rooms, the lobby, restaurant and concert venue.

Whitney Peak’s Chicago-based developers chose Miles after an intensive search of local and out-of-the-area contractors. The fast-track project involved working with an international team of designers and suppliers. Miles is now working on a second phase of room renovations at Whitney Peak, which will bring the total number of renovated rooms to 313. Completion is expected in September 2015. Miles is also renovating the third floor conference level, which includes venues for weddings, meetings and banquets with space for up to 500 people.

Whitney Peak Hotel opened in mid-2014, nearly six years after Fitzgeralds closed in 2008.

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