Potawatomi Hotel & Casino announces $100M renovation project


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) — Potawatomi’s having to pay significant for approaching renovations to Milwaukee’s hotel and casino.

As Chicago will get ready to welcome a billion-dollar casino and entertainment location, Potawatomi’s making an attempt to retain up, throwing $100 million at its Milwaukee area.

“This is just a tiny little bit of faucet on the pedal to get ready for, we know that Illinois’ level of competition is coming. We want to maintain up with the Jones,” reported Dominic Ortiz, CEO and general manager of Potawatomi Resort and Casino. 

The renovation’s all on the 3rd flooring. That’s the skywalk entrance connecting the parking garage with the casino. 

“You are going to have more than 1,800 slot machines and 12-furthermore desk video games, in addition the eating places and the higher limit luxury to start with course space right in the center of all of it,” said Ortiz. 

The facelift addresses 120,000-sq. feet of area. 

“The transform genuinely commences at people doorways, comes to this corridor and what you have acquired now is this open up strategy and this 50 % wall comes down,” said Ortiz.

While a $100 million transform provides with it a great deal alter, Potawatomi ideas to hold some items the similar.

“This setup and this theme is seriously a element of it, and we have, our proprietors genuinely put in a perception of society in the conventional Algonquin styles that you will see blended in just the home in this enlargement,” stated Ortiz.


Potawatomi opened with Bingo in Menomonee Valley in 1991. Slots had been added a year afterwards. Now, slots stay, but Bingo’s been on keep due to the fact Covid. 

“We obtained a system that at some position in time here, as we go by the learn program, to discover a place. Bingo has always been here. It will occur back again to Potawatomi Lodge and Casino,” explained Ortiz.

Players appear to be enthusiastic for the $100 million facelift, but one gentleman claimed it is really not vital.

“No, I do not consider so. I really don’t believe so. They got more than enough as it is. They getting adequate individuals cash. They never require almost nothing else,” said Willie Byrd, of Milwaukee.

“I feel that is just super,” reported Milwaukeean Ellie Walker. “That actually is.”

“But I imagine they need to have some promotions to get a lot more individuals down right here. You want a totally free meal, you know, something to reduce the blow of getting rid of,” mentioned Frederick Powerful, of Chicago.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino is also welcoming two model new meals and beverage alternatives absolutely sure to get guests’ interest.

Rock & Brews, the restaurant brainchild of legendary musicians Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons from the group KISS, will open its newest site at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino situated just off the skywalk as gusts enter the residence. Rock & Brews “provides a superior dining knowledge with a Rock ‘n’ Roll twist.” As the name suggests there will also be a big wide variety of regional and craft beers, and will incorporate a stage wherever live new music will be executed. A groundbreaking for the new restaurant will just take position at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Could 11, with Stanley and Simmons scheduled to seem.

Starbucks Espresso will make its debut at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, across from Rock & Brews off the skywalk entrance. It will be a whole-services Starbucks location with the two beverage and foods alternatives.

The home will also open a few new “quick service” food and beverage stations in which company can get a bite or have food shipped to their gaming station. A new present/benefit store will also deliver an array of amenities.

One more massive take note is about the athletics e book location people have been waiting on. Potawatomi claims it will be listed here this tumble.

Construction on the renovation venture is scheduled for completion by the spring of 2023.


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