The Cal Neva Resort and Casino, once owned by Frank Sinatra, is known for its decadent and mysterious history. In the 1950s and 60s, The Rat Pack frequently performed and Hollywood’s elite like Marilyn Monroe and the Kennedys fled to the resort to escape the public eye. In more recent decades, the Crystal Bay property has fallen into serious decline.

Cal Neva will soon have a new lease on life, with developer Criswell-Radovan executing a complete renovation of the resort. The overhaul of the 10-story Cal Neva will include interior guest rooms, the famous Circle Bar, the casino, Frank Sinatra’s Celebrity Room theatre and a complete exterior upgrade. The casino upgrade would restore the glamour of Cal Neva’s original 6,000-square-foot gaming floor, complete with a full slot machine display and the return of table games.

Work began again at the property in November 2014, and is expected to be complete in 2016.


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