A 23-story hotel is planned for construction in a Michigan tribe owned casino. Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians based in Michigan is a hotel with 23-floors at its recently opened South Bend casino, Four Winds says a recent news release.
The plan came out as an outcome of the flourishing business since its opening in January 2018 according to the reports.
With over 317 luxury rooms, the hotel is touted to be in the list of most coveted hotels of the South Bend region. The construction of the building is deemed to begin prior to the end of the year 2019 and will last for a minimum of two years.
The place is planned to include a convention area, a spa, meeting space, ballroom, lounge & bar and grille, terraces, and a roof-top swimming pool outdoors, says the report.
“From the design, use of materials and the finished work, Four Winds South Bend will offer a premium resort-style feel and amenities you’ll find at top resorts in the country,” said the COO of the casino, Frank Freedman in a recent interview.
The hotel is set to be built regardless of the casino being able to include its gaming options or not, said Freedman in an interview.
Four winds already own 140,000 sq ft. of space allocated for gaming that covers 1,400 games, and 4 restaurants, a coffee shop, a players’ lounge, 3 bars, an outlet for retail and approx. 4,500 spaces for parking. This was all constituted in the first development phase of the casino.
“The expansion will bring to life a variety of exciting features and amenities we envisioned during our original planning process,” said Matthew Wesaw, chairman of the tribal council and Pokagon Gaming Authority’s president.
The authorities are even working on a collaboration to include sports betting, live game tables including blackjack, roulette, and craps with Indiana’s state government.
Four wind casino is clearly set to expand its reach in the gambling industry. It is the 2nd greatest of the Four Winds resort group under the headquarters, namely, Four Winds New Buffalo, a 1,500-sq ft. multiple-use events center, 5 restaurants, a Hard Rock Cafe, and a hotel with over 400 rooms. Its facilities cover an area of 600,000+ sq ft. Opened in 2007, it is one of the most ancient facilities in gaming to own the Pokagon Band.
“We’ve been very pleased with the response from the community and the performance of Four Winds South Bend since it opened in January 2018,” said Matthew Wesaw, tribal council chairman.
Matthew Wesaw also stated that he anticipates the expansion will be done in two years, employing 400 construction workers with 100 permanent jobs.
Frank Freedman, in the statement, said that he trusts the expansion will render the South Bend property as an “unrivaled in the state of Indiana.”