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The legendary Cal Neva is known for its glitzy heyday during the 1960s, a time when celebrities, dignitaries, and adventurers, including Marilyn Monroe, JFK and Frank Sinatra frequented the lakeside lodge and casino. Originally built in 1926 and later redeveloped by Sinatra in 1960, the Cal Neva has long awaited a revitalizing transformation.


Our vision for a newly revitalized Cal Neva will reimagine and preserve the iconic history and culture of the property while ushering in a new era of vibrancy and timeless elegance to Crystal Bay.

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McWhinney’s project team, in partnership with The Kor Group and operating partner Proper Hospitality, has begun the visioning and design process for the 13-acre Cal Neva site. The award-winning 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 lodge 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. The design and development team understands the need to maintain balance with the beauty of Lake Tahoe and surrounding community. We have enjoyed engaging with the community and meeting with regulatory officials as the plan takes shape. Learn more about the project here.

who we are



McWhinney is a comprehensive development, investment, and management firm with a 31-year history of specializing in hospitality, multifamily, commercial, and mixed-use development and acquisitions. McWhinney has a proven track record of creating exceptional places that enhance people’s lives. McWhinney’s hospitality portfolio includes award-winning and LEED certified hospitality offerings in Southern California, Colorado, Texas, Massachusetts, and Oregon. More information about McWhinney, click here.

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