Room, a reception-style hall on the 18th floor with panoramic views,
can accommodate up to 400 guests. On the 19th floor is McGills on
19, the property’s fine dining restaurant and lounge, also offering
panoramic views, as well as an outdoor balcony. In addition to the
private dining booths in the center of the restaurant, there are two
private dining rooms, each can seat about 20, equipped with audiovisual technology.
Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf, Bettendorf, Iowa
Isle of Capri Casino Hotel Bettendorf, a riverboat casino located in the
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Quad Cities region in northwestern Illinois and southeastern Iowa, is
making a move to land with an 82,000-square-foot casino. The brand-
new facility will be located on the current greenspace between the
property’s two hotel towers, creating one common lobby space for the
resort and, according to Jill Alexander, senior director, corporate com-
munications, three new on-site restaurants. The property will remain
open throughout the construction. As of press time an opening date
has not been set, but it was originally planned for summer 2016.
The hotel has 514 guest rooms over two towers, and the South Tower
recently completed a renovation to match the North Tower rooms. The
resort offers 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space between
the Isle Center and the Quad-Cities Waterfront Convention Center
(QCWCC). The QC WCC, which is owned by the city but managed by
Isle, is connected to the casino property via a skybridge.
In addition to the amenities at the resort, guests can
take advantage of a paved walkway and biking trail that
runs along the river where the current casino boat
is docked. The Quad Cities offer groups all kinds
of entertainment and activities. The River Music
Experience in Davenport is a nonprofit performing
arts center with an emphasis on the music of the
Mississippi River. The goal of the center is to educate
and inspire musicians and music lovers through live
performances and programs. The region is also home
to breweries, wineries and a distillery, with many that offer
group tours and private event spaces.
As of June 2016, Horseshoe Cincinnati, a property set on the riverfront,
is rebranding to JACK Cincinnati Casino. JACK is a new brand for Rock
Gaming and its wholly owned casinos in Ohio and Detroit. Along with
the rebranding, JACK will explore new trends in gaming in addition to
providing fresh entertainment options.
“JACK is the future of entertainment,” says Matt Cullen, chief exec-
utive officer of JACK Entertainment. “Our new brand represents our
company’s progressive spirit, our pursuit of excellence and our desire to
deliver our guests unexpected, delightful experiences every day.”
The property offers the convenience of its urban location along with
views of the Ohio River and surrounding hills. The new meeting space,
with over 33,000 square feet, including outdoor space, offers groups an
array of options for events on-site. Inside, there are 11 meeting rooms,
including the 19,000-square-foot Pavilion Ballroom that can be divided
into nine separate rooms accommodating from 118 to 270 guests. The
nearly 3,500-square-foot River Room, with floor-to-ceiling windows,
offers views of the city’s skyline, a full banquet kitchen, over 10,500
square feet of prefunction space and an adjacent terrace. Outdoors, the
pristine landscaped entertainment plaza The Shoe can accommodate
up to 4,000 attendees, and during summer there is live entertainment.
JACK Cincinnati offers complimentary
daily shuttle service between the casino and
its nine partner hotels, which include the
226-all suite Embassy Suites Rivercenter, the
491-room Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, the 317-
room Marriott Cincinnati at Rivercenter and The
Westin Cincinnati, which has 455 guest rooms.
In addition to a catering team ready to execute a break or multicourse meal, there are multiple dining options on-site. From the
upscale Prism Steak and the casual Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, to
several restaurants that offer quick bites, all of the food and beverage
outlets welcome groups and complete buyouts are available.
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, Milwaukee
Potawatomi Hotel & Casino opened its 19-story hotel in 2014. While
the casino and event center have been open since 1991, the hotel
added 381 guest rooms and 12,000 square feet of meeting and event
space to the property. The largest of the seven new meeting spaces at
the hotel, the Serenity Room, offers nearly 2,800 square feet and can
accommodate up to 300 for a reception.
In addition to the hotel, the Event Center, one of the largest venues
in the Milwaukee area, is connected by a skywalk to both the hotel
and the parking structure. The center features over 32,000 square feet
of space and can accommodate all kinds of events, from tradeshows
and receptions to seminars and galas, with a capacity of 2,500 reception-style or 1,200 seated. The property also offers the 8,600-square-
foot Woodland Dreams Ballroom.
Located in the Menomonee Valley neighborhood of Milwaukee,
the property is an anchor of a revamp to this part of the city. Because
of a location on the Menomonee River that provides easy access to
Lake Michigan, the district was historically home to the city’s shipping industry, stockyards and rendering plants. In the late 1980s, the
city purchased the land designed for redevelopments. Along with
Potawatomi, the Harley-Davidson Museum, which broke ground in
2006, and the 24-acre Three Bridges Park that opened in 2013 and runs
along the river with trails and new bridge crossings, have transformed
the neighborhood into a vibrant area for locals and visitors alike.
River City Casino & Hotel, St. Louis
On the Mississippi River, and with a convenient location in the
metropolitan area of St. Louis, River City Casino & Hotel offers a
90,000-square-foot gaming floor, 200 guest rooms and an event center
for groups from 14 to 1,400. Originally opened as a casino in 2010, the
seven-story hotel and event center were added in 2013.
The property’s decor is based on the 1904 World’s Fair that took place
in St. Louis, and the theme carries throughout with the 1904 Steakhouse,
a high-end restaurant offering over 300 wines, and at The Beerhouse, where River City’s own 1904 Lager is served. Both
outlets can accommodate groups, and The Beerhouse
features a 20-foot communal table, 32 beers on draft
and over 100 microbrews.
The property’s 14,000-square-foot Event
Center includes a stage and can seat 1,150
for a banquet or host 1,400 for a reception.
The space can be divided into five rooms for
smaller events and there is also a separate
meeting room with a 100-person capacity and
a boardroom that can seat 13.
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