Peppermill celebrates 45 years of innovation in 2016
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Peppermill celebrates 45 years of innovation in 2016

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Contact: Katie Silva

Peppermill celebrates 45 years of innovation in 2016 

Peppermill celebrates its 45th anniversary this year with the same relentless focus on innovation and improvements to customer experience that spurred its growth from a local coffee shop into one of the nation’s leading resorts.

Major projects at the family-owned resort during 2016 include the spectacular redesign of EDGE Nightclub, which opens to the public this month. The redesigned EDGE, where 1920s style meets 2020 technology, provides an intimate and vibrant nightlife experience. The addition of $150,000 in lighting, 440 square feet of LED panels, custom-made damask wallpaper, original artwork from local artists — photographer Anicia Beckwith and painters Stephanie Bolin and Mike Cowan— and handcrafted crystal chandeliers celebrate the art of nightlife.

Elsewhere, reinvestment in the Reno resort this year will include installation of six of the Peppermill’s signature video walls throughout the property. Joe Ness, who heads the resort’s Entertainment Electronics and Media Department, has led a team of Peppermill videographers to more than 30 countries to create “Windows of the World,” property-wide video art spanning 4,180 high-definition plasma screens in the resort. The crew uses state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that the resolution and clarity of detail in the images are on par with that of the human eye, and canvasses are flat LED screens instead of wooden frames so that guests feel they are actually there.

Other projects this year include remodeling of the Oceano restaurant planned for this spring, replacement of all carpets on the casino floor, exterior painting of the Peppermill Tower, and continuation of a major initiative begun in 2014 to install energy-recovery ventilators and improve internal air quality throughout the property.

The major reinvestment in the Peppermill during 2016 provides further momentum for the forward-looking resort that has grown steadily since its beginnings as an upscale coffee shop launched by Bill Paganetti and Nat Carasali in 1971. Albert and Tom Seeno joined them as partners in the business in 1979, and the Peppermill won a gaming license that allowed it to open a casino and a small hotel a year later.

Today, the property has expanded into 2 million square feet of resort, hotel, casino and spa space that sets an example for luxury and environmental stewardship among properties worldwide.

Sustainability has not only been an idea, but a reality for the resort. In 2010,the Peppermill invested in a geothermal project that provides 100 percent of its mechanical and domestic heat from two wells, each 4,000 feet deep. A year later, the Peppermill cut its water use by nearly 4.7 million gallons a year through the replacement of grass with artificial turf. And in 2014, the Peppermill reduced all of the 1,000-watt metal halide lighting fixtures in its parking lots with 183-watt LED fixtures that provide the same amount of light while reducing energy costs by more than $131,000 a year.

In the decade since Peppermill completed construction of its major Tuscany Tower addition, reinvestment in the resort also has included:
• Major renovation of convention space, including replacement of carpet and ceiling tiles, installation of marble floors and updated chandeliers.
• Renovation of the Peppermill’s marquee pylon sign, including replacement of its video board.
• Remodeling of the hotel check-in area.
• Replacement of all chandeliers on the casino floor, as well as updated wallpaper, wall textures and ceiling tiles on the casino floor.
• Addition of stonework and wall sconces across the casino floor.
• Upgrading of all rope lighting to LED rope lighting.
• Extensive reupholstering of chairs across the property.
• Extensive installation of fine art through the Peppermill. 

About Peppermill Resort Spa Casino:

Experience the eco-conscious Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, Renos premier AAA Four-Diamond resort, boasting 1,623 luxurious guest rooms including the 600-room all-suite Tuscany Tower. Embark on a pampered journey at the remarkable 3-story, 33,000-square-foot Spa & Salon Toscana featuring 24 treatment rooms, Northern Nevada’s only Caldarium with indoor pool, sun deck and secret garden, and a full-service salon. Enjoy slots, table games and poker in the 82,000-square-foot casino and race & sports book. Resort amenities include a posh 9,900-square-foot fitness center; two beautiful pools and three outdoor jetted spas, heated with on-site geothermal energy; designer boutique shopping; Renos hottest nightclub, EDGE; 15 bars and lounges, including the iconic Fireside Lounge; and 10 award-winning restaurants offering authentic Chinese, inspired Italian, steaks and chops, seafood, buffet, deli and café dining.