Cal Neva hosts open house

Rendering of the Showroom. | McWhinney

The public got a look at proposed renovations for the nearly 100-year-old Cal Neva Resort in late May during an open house hosted by McWhinney, a real estate investment and development firm that purchased the Cal Neva property in April 2023. The redevelopment proposal for the 13-acre property, which has been shuttered since 2013, calls for retaining the historic Indian Room and Frank Sinatra Showroom, while added a spa and wellness retreat. The plans call for 216 hotel rooms split between the main hotel tower and 11 standalone Villas.

A planned reopening has been announced for 2026, the 100th anniversary of the resort.

The Cal Neva opened in 1926 but reached its apex in the 1960s when legendary singer/actor Frank Sinatra became managing partner at the hotel-casino. The resort hosted some of the most famous entertainers in the movie industry, including Judy Garland who was discovered during a performance at the Cal Neva in 1935 when she was 13 years old. |