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Expansion & Renovation at Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

The Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort’s appointed CEO, Ray Brenny, has successfully gained momentum in the proposed renovation for Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort.

In a vote of 11-0, Tribal Council of The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan has approved the motion for funding the casino and Entertainment Hall renovation project.

“When I was hired nine months ago, I promised to provide a superior focus on improvement,” said Brenny. Among the top priorities was to connect with I-5 Design Company, to do an assessment, and to present some design ideas that would improve our guests’ experience.”

The $26.5 million dollar project is expected to commence by fall of 2017 and complete by spring of 2018. The multi-million dollar investment is concentrated on amenities of the casino such as incorporating a brand new Sports Bar & Night Club near the gaming floor, updating the Entertainment Hall, enclosing the non-smoking area, re-designing Kid’s Quest & Cyber Quest areas, enhanced gaming experiences with a new high limit & VIP lounge area, a relocated poker room and then finalizing the renovation project with a re-branding of the current sub shop. The preliminary schedule is split into a seven phase construction plan.

The first phase began in early August and involves updating the Entertainment Hall. High-tech programmable lighting elements across the ceiling will accommodate a wide variety of events. There will be upgrades to the acoustics by integrating sound isolation panels around the perimeter from floor to ceiling. The stage will also feature an array of multi-media panels which can produce an unlimited number of scenes.

The second phase is planned to begin in September and entails the development of the new VIP lounge, and relocating the high limit gaming. The current poker room will be temporarily moved to the Slot Palace during this phase. This repositioning of the high limit area will transform the existing poker room into a luxury gaming space with a full amenity of an integrated VIP lounge to also include Casino Hosts’ offices.

The far back-end of the gaming floor will go through multiple modifications beginning in early December. For phases three, four and five there will be three various amenities constructed. The spaces will include an enclosed poker room, an enclosed non-smoking gaming area and a sports bar & night club.

A complete transformation of the current non-smoking area into a sports bar & night club will have a grand entry with twelve-foot tall pivoting doors. It will feature a wing shaped center bar, a stage for entertainers, a VIP seating area, 59 bar-top slot machines, multiple television screens and dramatic lighting effects. Neighboring each side of the sports bar & night club will be the relocated poker room and the newly enclosed non-smoking area.

Phase six is projected to begin in January 2018 and will include a remodel of the Kid’s Quest / Cyber Quest, The Cyber Quest and Kids Quest areas will have a centralized entry way with Cyber Quest Arcade to the front which allows guests to walk through the space to access Kid’s Quest on the back half of the re-design.

The final phase involves the re-branding of the sub shop. This four week phase is estimated to March 2018. The new design plan builds around the existing layout and flow, with additional seating and an improved entry area.

This major renovation project will be one of the largest investments that Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort’s guests have seen since the grand opening back in 1998. The last major renovation was in 2011 when the Firefly Buffet was re-branded to Aurora Buffet and remodeled to provide space for the 24 hour Legends Diner.

Please contact Kristina Griffus, Advertising & P.R. Manager, at (989) 775-0046 or at kgriffus@sagchip.org for more information