destinations, offering spacious rooms, fine dining, exceptional con-
ference and concert space, and amenities ranging from golf to water
parks. Each casino’s strength is in accommodating the varying needs
of meeting groups.”
With three tribal casinos, Iowa sits amid several leading tribal ca-
sino states, including top-ranked Oklahoma and third-ranked Min-
nesota. Three states away in sixth-ranked Michigan, the Nottawasep-
pi Huron Band of Potawatomi-owned Firekeepers Hotel Casino is
a 243-room AAA Four Diamond property with 20,700 square feet of
flexible space and a 2,000-seat event center available for meetings.
In California, second behind Oklahoma in tribal casinos, standouts include Pechanga Resort and Casino. Owned by the Pechanga
Band of Luiseno Indians, the state’s largest casino-resort, located
90 miles from Los Angeles and 60 miles from San Diego, is investing
$285 million to stay ahead.
Slated for completion this December, additions include a
568-room hotel wing; 70,000 square feet of convention space; a
23,000-square-foot, two-story spa; and two restaurants. By March
2018, a 4.5-acre lagoon-style pool complex with a rooftop garden and
private event lawn will also open. The new 1,090-room Pechanga will
offer 275,000-plus square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor space,
13 restaurants and nine pools.
“Our expansion is built around attracting meeting and conven-
tion groups,” said Scott Wilson, sales director for the AAA Four
Diamond property. “Truly setting us apart is how the indoor space
flows into the mountain-backed pool complex, along with nods to
Pechanga culture in the architecture, decor and native plants. Our
new amenities will make Pechanga even more appealing for all
Value, flexibility and convenience make the Chumash Casino Re-
sort, owned by the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, a distinc-
tive option in Santa Barbara, Calif.’s wine country.
“Our exclusive one-stop shop experience combines banqueting,
entertainment, gaming and hotel rooms,” said Jennifer Graham, the
resort’s hospitality sales manager. “Everything is on-property, in-
cluding venues unique to the area, such as our 800-capacity Samala
Showroom and its state-of-the-art sound system.”
Calling loud and clear in the Pacific Northwest is the AAA Four
Diamond Tulalip Resort Casino. Some 40 miles north of Seattle in
Washington state’s Snohomish County, the Tulalip Tribes-owned
property recently completed a $15 million renovation, including
redesigning all 360 guest rooms. Unique event venues include
the Tulalip Tribes’ Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History
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Planning the perfect meeting is easy, at FireKeepers. The
friendly, detailed event staff and facilities are second to none.
FireKeepers has over 20,000 square feet of event space, nine
meeting rooms and the region’s finest amenities, like gourmet
catering, six on-site dining venues, AAA Four-Diamond hotel
and world-class after-hours fun – all with easy access off I- 94.
To request a Meeting Planner’s Kit or more information:
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