In Indiana and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians has reportedly announced that it will be adding a 317-room hotel complete with convention facilities and a spa to its Four Winds Casino Resort South Bend.
According to a Thursday report from the South Bend Tribune newspaper, the federally-recognized tribe opened the Indiana casino in January of last year featuring a 55,000 sq ft casino offering around 1,800 slots as well as ten poker tables while its amenities additionally now run to four restaurants, a coffee shop and a trio of bars.
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is also responsible for Four Winds-branded casinos in the nearby Michigan communities of New Buffalo, Hartford and Dowagiac and it reportedly revealed that the coming South Bend hotel is due to be the city’s second tallest structure at 23 stories but will feature more rooms than any of the immediate region’s comparable facilities.
The newspaper reported that the plans for the coming Indiana hotel moreover call for the venue to embrace 83 suites spread across its uppermost levels alongside a bar and grill, a ballroom, meeting spaces and a fourth-floor ‘hospitality level’ complete with an outdoor rooftop swimming pool.
The South Bend Tribune furthermore reported that the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is currently in the process of negotiating a compact with the state of Indiana that would give it permission to bring sportsbetting and table games to this St Joseph County casino. However, Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer for the tribe’s Four Winds Casinos enterprise, purportedly detailed that the new hotel is to be built even if these talks prove fruitless with an anticipated opening date sometime near the end of 2020.
Freedman reportedly told the newspaper…
“They’re two independent projects. This was probably two and a half years of planning. Table games and any other games that we don’t currently have just adds to our portfolio, so sure, it would help.”