RENO, NV—Siena Hotel Reno is undergoing a major transformation that will culminate in the conversion of the property to Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, expected to debut by early 2017. Upgrades include the guestrooms, meeting rooms, restaurant, bar, common areas, fitness center and a new Bocce venue.
Bunnyfish Studio was tapped for the hotel’s redesign. According to the hotel, the new look will seek to strike a balance between Reno’s pioneering past and its future as a growing travel destination. Guestrooms and suites will be renovated to incorporate cleaner lines, more neutral hues and a casually chic decor, meant to blend with carefully placed rougher textures and uniquely organic touches that echo the surrounding landscape.
The finished property will incorporate 214 fully renovated guestrooms, including 28 suites with views of the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains and adjacent Truckee River. More than 32,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting and special event space will be afforded by the hotel’s refresh, including a 6,200-sq.-ft. ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows. Additionally, the seasonal rooftop pool and hot tub will be available to guests, as will a full-service restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner with available outdoor deck seating. The Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel will also be pet-friendly.
Bundox Bocce, centrally located within the property, will be a social space where guests can eat and drink as well. With two private rooms, an outdoor, semi-private grass area and a space that can accommodate up to 1,500 people, guests can play bocce on seven indoor courts measuring 10-x-80 ft. and two outdoor courts measuring 10-x-90 ft. In addition to the bocce courts, the hotel will have 10 lanes of skee ball, and two 14-ft. shuffleboard courts. Three banks of four 55-in. TVs and two projection walls will show sporting events and popular shows that can also be customized for private events and meetings.
Bundox Bocce will also offer indoor and outdoor bars and seating areas, as well as a namesake restaurant that will serve food created by award-winning chefs, Michael O’Dowd and Jacob Burton, and is loosely inspired by Mediterranean cuisine.
Located three miles from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the hotel is also located within 35 miles of 15 top ski resorts.