The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians announced it plans to expand its Four Winds South Bend Casino with the addition of a new 23-story hotel by the venue.
US.- The casino industry continues to thrive and tribal venues are a big beneficiary of its success. That’s why the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians want to improve its Four Winds South Bend Casino.
The tribe announced it will build a 23-story hotel, amid its negotiations with the government over a new gaming compact. According to Four Winds Casinos COO Frank Freedman, they will build the new hotel regardless of how negotiations end.
The new facility will have 317 rooms, including 83 suites, and will have a spa, convention area, meeting space. Furthermore, a ballroom, a bar and grille and a fourth-floor outdoor rooftop swimming pool.
“Not only is this expansion an important milestone for all Pokagon Citizens,” said Matthew Wesaw, tribal council chairman and president of the Pokagon Gaming Authority, “but it also demonstrates our ongoing economic commitment to support the South Bend community,” he added.
Weesaw expects the construction to create 400 jobs during the development stage. Furthermore, the operating business would generate another 100 permanent jobs for the venue once it launches.