Hilton reveals programs for former Tahoe Biltmore hotel site

The site of the previous Biltmore Lodge & Casino — a celebrated Tahoe establishment and winner of the legendary $1.99 breakfast — is officially slated to grow to be an elite enclave and luxurious brand name lodge, actual estate reps confirmed.    

Hilton Lodges & Resorts announced that they’ve entered a manufacturer and administration settlement with EKN Development Team, a Newport Seaside-dependent corporation, to usher in the Waldorf Astoria Lake Tahoe: an exclusive 15-acre “village” that is envisioned to debut in 2027, in accordance to the Dec. 5 information release. 

“As we carry on to grow our luxury portfolio, Hilton is constantly looking for the ideal opportunities to increase our existence in well-liked resort locations,” Kevin Jacobs, Hilton’s main economical officer and president of worldwide improvement, claimed in the launch. “Lake Tahoe is a remarkably sought-following and yr-round alpine vacation spot creating it an best place to supply company, residents, out of doors fans and locals a haven to examine out of doors things to do complemented by our brand’s deluxe amenities.” 

The designer compound is envisioned to boast an array of places to eat and bars as effectively as a substantial-end casino with stay leisure, the launch continued. Seventy-six rooms are planned for resort attendees, and another 61 branded residences are predicted to be obtainable to very own. Mike Dunn, a Chase Worldwide broker, declined to inform SFGATE just how a lot these “upper price point” residences would price tag, but claimed that workforce housing — or housing for middle-revenue workers — will also be available. (He did not say how numerous models of workforce housing would be built.) 

“It’s a video game-changer for the neighborhood, and it’s crucial for the community to know that,” he stated in excess of the cellphone, referring to the vocation chances the vacation resort would provide. 

Even although the site for the proposed resort claims that “Lake Tahoe’s beautiful waters are only rivaled by its Hollywood stars, Bay Place tech giants and nearby ski and snowboard legends,” regional citizens try to remember the first Biltmore place quite in another way. Those people who grew up visiting the divey lodge and casino in the 1970s claimed it was a modest, family members-helpful locale, according to earlier SFGATE stories. At that time, not a celeb was in sight. 

When the Biltmore shut in 2022, Nevada City resident Fred Anderson described it as “another sufferer in the slow demise of Tahoe,” stating that it was the moment a welcoming desired destination for working- and middle-class clientele. 

Now, it appears that it is slated to develop into the actual opposite. 

SFGATE Central Coast editor Andrew Pridgen contributed to this report.