Siena Hotel Spa Casino
|Siena Hotel & Casino|
|Location||Reno, Nevada, U.S.|
|Address||1 South Lake Street|
|Opening date||April 18, 2011|
|No. of rooms||214|
|Total gaming space||23,000 square feet (2,100 m2)|
|Signature attractions||Spa at Siena|
|Notable restaurants||Da Vinci fine dining
"The Down Under"
|Owner||Grand Siena LLC|
|Previous names||Holiday Hotel, Holiday Casino Hotel|
The Holiday Hotel opened in 1956 as a non-gaming hotel. Within a year of its opening, poor performance resulted in the addition of gaming. At the end of October, 1998, after over 40 years in business, the Holiday Hotel closed. Shortly after the old Holiday closed it was purchased by California investor Barney Ng, who planned to remodel the old building by completely gutting the structure and then rebuilding and expanding on it, at a cost of US$16-$20 million, transforming the structure and adding an all suite floor, an additional wing to the tower, a larger casino, dining venues, a large spa, and an entrance with a clock tower. The hotel opened on July 31, 2001 with 500 employees.
After years of financial struggle, the Siena closed down on October 21, 2010.
It was decided by creditors to auction the hotel off and that was done on November 10, 2010. A group of investors from various locations around the country including Reno with hospitality experience called "Grand Siena LLC" purchased the property for $3.9 million.
Grand Siena LLC has invested $5 million into the refurbishing of the Siena. All the rooms will have been remodeled, the casino redesigned, all new restaurants and entertainment venues and a revamped spa. They claim the hotel is positioned to rank as a 4 or 5 diamond resort. The ownership held two very successful job fairs the first full week of March for 350-400 open positions. The newly revamped Siena opened on April 18, 2011.
The new owners of the boutique resort say they have replaced much of the old Italian theme with an aggressive-contemporary theme using lots of marble, LED lighting, and imported artwork. They say the new facility will cater to a more mature audience with less emphasis on loud nightlife.