MILWAUKEE – Potawatomi Bingo Casino’s name officially changed to Potawatomi Hotel & Casino on July 1, 2014.
Emerging as one of the region’s premier entertainment destinations, the name change recognizes the addition of lodging into the Casino’s array of entertainment and hospitality offerings.
The property will begin changing out its logo and signage over the next weeks.
Most noticeably, massive eight-foot-tall letters spelling POTAWATOMI will be hoisted and fastened to the crown of the building over the next several days.
The 400-pound letters are lit with LED lights and will be seen from miles away.
A freshly-designed website, www.paysbig.com, was launched as part of the transition which features the ability to make hotel room reservations on-line.
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is now accepting room reservations for arrivals beginning Aug. 18, 2014.
The hotel will celebrate its official grand opening with a private ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 1.
The hotel is scheduled to host its first contracted events in its new event space in August and September.
“The timeline of opening a hotel is a lengthy, detailed process,” said Hotel Director Hassan Abdel- Moneim.
“As construction wraps up we’ve shifted our focus to hiring and training a great staff and now we are ready to start taking reservations.”
The 19-story hotel features 381 guest rooms and luxurious suites, offering unparalleled views of the Milwaukee skyline and Lake Michigan.
Room rates will be comparable to other downtown hotels and based on the demands of the market.
The hotel includes 364 standard rooms, 16 spacious suites and one presidential suite.
Comfortable guest rooms and suites are highlighted with modern décor and color palettes reflecting natural elements and are equipped with a flat-screen TV, safe, refrigerator, coffeemaker and smart thermostat to help ensure an enjoyable visit.
Other hotel amenities include Locavore, a full service casual restaurant and lobby bar, coffee shop, room service, fitness center, free valet parking and more than 10,000 feet of additional meeting space.
The hotel connects with a direct walkway to the property’s 781,000 squarefoot casino and entertainment facility.
“People throughout the community have commented on how beautiful the exterior of the hotel is and how it has changed the skyline of Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley,” Abdel-Moneim added.
“We can’t wait for guests to experience the new hotel and the elevated level of service and entertainment they won’t find elsewhere.”
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino has an exciting lineup of events and entertainment scheduled for late summer to welcome overnight guests including the $200,000 Mid States Poker Tournament from Aug. 30 – Sept. 7; a Chris Isaak performance on Aug. 24 in Potawatomi’s Northern Lights Theater and America’s Greatest Game Shows promotion starring legendary game show host Bob Eubanks on Aug. 26 and 27.
“With the addition of this beautiful new hotel our guests will enjoy their visits in a completely new way,” said General Manager Mike Goodrich.
“We look forward to welcoming guests who want to enjoy all of our entertainment offerings and explore everything the Valley has to offer.
For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.paysbig.com or call 800 PAYS-BIG. About Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Set in the heart of Milwaukee, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is Wisconsin’s premier entertainment destination, offering guests the best in gaming, dining and entertainment.
The property features six award-winning restaurants, the intimate 500-seat Northern Lights Theater and more than 60,000 square feet of event space. A 381-room, 19-story hotel is currently under construction and will open Aug. 18. To discover more visit www.paysbig.com.