GENOA, Nev. — The new owners of David Walley's Resort are planning several improvements to the resort, and are also making some changes to services they offer.
Day spa services, including in-spa massages and facials, will be discontinued this week.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Inc. took over operation of the historic resort, located at 2001 Foothill Road in Genoa, earlier this year.
“We've evaluated the business demand and will be discontinuing certain day spa services traditionally offered to the community, including in-spa massages and facials,” Ashley Fraboni said in an email to The Record-Courier last week. “Resort guests may schedule and purchase in-suite massages provided by independent massage therapy professionals.”
Fraboni said the resort has several upgrades planned to the resort's life safety systems, parking lots, sidewalk surfaces, exterior lighting, swimming pool and parts of the restaurant and saloon.
"The guest rooms will receive an extensive interior renovation starting in 2020,” she said.
Fraboni recognized the historic nature of the resort, which opened in 1862 — and is often called 1862 David Walley's Resort — and was a welcome respite to travelers heading from California to the Comstock.
“The historic hot spring pools are a vital piece of local heritage and a loved amenity for the community and the owners and guests of the resort,” she said. “We are committed to preserving and enhancing the springs experience.”
She said there has already been work done on the pools, decks, and locker rooms already completed.
“Other planned improvements include a new convenience market opening by year end,” Fraboni said.