Cal Neva could reopen by 2026

Cal Neva | Julie Balanger

McWhinney, a real estate investment and development firm that purchased the Cal Neva property in April, started holding open houses in early September “for community members to engage with project team members to share thoughts, ideas and memories, in person,” according to the Revitalize Cal Neva website. A planned reopening has been announced for 2026.

The” design team is focused on upgrading and modernizing the existing hotel tower while retaining some of the original character of public spaces like the historic Indian Room and Frank Sinatra Showroom. The intent is to offer a world-class spa and wellness retreat in addition to enhanced outdoor and gathering space options,” it states on the website.

The website states that the plan is to preserve several components of the main building include the  Circle Bar, Indian Room, casino and showroom, noting that some of the cabins and the wedding chapel are “no longer habitable and pose a safety hazard so they will be removed.” The project website states the property will remain a hotel with no for sale products and that many areas will remain open for public use including the Circle Bar, casino, new restaurants, the showroom and the Indian Room.

As well, a grand opening of 2026 is being planned to celebrate the Cal Neva’s 100th Anniversary, according to the website. |