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The Peppermill Hotel Casino is a resort located in Reno, Nevadamarker, and it is currently owned by Peppermill Casinos Inc. It first opened in 1971. This resort includes a pool, 1,100 hotel rooms, and several shopping areas and a casino.

History

Peppermill was originally founded as a coffeeshop and lounge in 1971 by Bill Paganetti and Nat Carasali when they first purchased the business. In 1979, Tom and Albert Seeno joined to form what is now known as Peppermill Casinos, Inc. with other properties now in Hendersonmarker and West Wendovermarker.

Expansions

The Peppermill is known in Reno for its history of massive expansion projects, which is mainly due to the nature of its business (and maintaining a slight, manageable, level of debt for tax purposes), its close proximity to the Atlantismarker, and the large area of its land holdings.

In 1981, the first in a series of expansions to the original property was completed. It included a small casino and some motor units. A year later in 1982 additional casino space and a three-story hotel building were added.
  • 1983 - Added the first Island Buffet, of convention space and the casino was expanded to .
  • 1986 - Ground breaking for a $65 million expansion which included a 15-story tower, expansion to both casino and convention space, and a new restaurant, Le Moulin. Opened in 1987.
  • 1992 - The casino was expanded to ,and the International Food Court restaurant and the Forest Pub Lounge were added.
  • 1995 - Groundbreaking for a $70 million expansion that adds 475 new tower rooms, increasing the room count to 1,070. A three-story building moved to west end of property make room for more expansion, along with the demolition of 24 old motor unit in 1994. Included in this expansion are a new lobby and VIP services area, three new restaurants open (the White Orchid, the Steak House, and CafĂ© Espresso; Le Moulin was closed). Also added a year round mountain-themed pool and spa. Convention space enlarged to . In addition, the first super suite, the Roman Suite, was opened. Expansion completed in 1996. A second super suite, the Safari Suite, was added in 1997.
  • 1999 - Groundbreaking for a $65 million expansion that included two new restaurants, the Romanza Ristorante Italiano and the new Island Buffet; a second ballroom to boost convention space to , casino expansion with video cube, a high limits slot area and lounge and new sports book, poker room expansion, and, as of 2009, the largest marquee in northern Nevada. In addition came a fountain and light show along South Virginia Street.
  • 2004 - Opening of the new Oceano restaurant.
  • 2005 - Groundbreaking on Peppermill’s new $270 million expansion that will include a new 17 story all-suite hotel tower, the Tuscany tower a convention and entertainment center, a 1,600 space parking garage, a spa and salon, a casino expansion, a new restaurant, Biscottis, a lounge, and a nightclub, Edge. This expansion was completed in 2008.
A roof sign at the Peppermill Hotel Casino during April 2005, taken from one of the hotel's rooms


Geothermal Energy

In 2009, the Peppermill began a project to heat their entire property with geothermal energy. A geothermal well was drilled just north of their Tuscany Tower. In September, drilling was completed, with the well tapping into a reservoir of hot water deep, averaging approximately . A temperature of at least is required to be efficient enough to replace 4 boilers which currently supply all of the property's heating needs. Completion of the project is expected in early 2010. A reinjection well had already been constructed on the property just west of the marquee during a prior expansion. When complete, the Peppermill is expected to be the only hotel in the United States who's heating is provided solely by geothermal energy derived on their immediate property.

Peppermill Casinos

Peppermill Casinos Inc. is a Reno, Nevada based company that operates several casinos:

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