The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and the Four Winds Casino have officially unveiled their new renovations completed at the Four Wind South Bend location. Casino employees, Pokagon Citizens, and their guests all attended a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony last month to celebrate the casino additions.
“Prior to the opening of our first casino resort in New Buffalo, Michigan in 2007, the Pokagon Band had a vision to set a new standard for gaming in the Midwest,” says Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos.
“Over the last 16 years, we’ve created unique destination experiences for our guests that continually raise the bar with new features, amenities, and attention to detail with a focus on excellent service. Today marks another important milestone as we continue to deliver on that vision and showcase the unique gaming and entertainment experience that the Four Winds brand is known for. I would personally like to thank the Pokagon Tribal Council and Gaming Authority for their support along this journey, as well as everyone that had a hand in the successful completion of this project. Whether you’re visiting Four Winds South Bend for work, play, or an escape from your every day, we look forward to welcoming you and having you enjoy an experience that is uniquely Four Winds.”
The renovations included a new 23-story hotel with 317 rooms. Included in those 317 rooms are 83 dedicated suites. The additions also included a new luxury spa, the Cedar Spa, an outdoor swimming pool on the third floor, outdoor terraces, and a conference/event center. Back in August 2022, the Four Winds South Bend also unveiled its expanded gaming floor, which encompasses 98,000 square feet. The casino floor addition now has room for over 1,900 slot machines, 27 table games, a new high-limit area, and an additional cage and cashier area.
Four Winds South Bend initially announced the project back in September 2019. At the time, it was expected to bring in 400 construction jobs and 100 new permanent jobs to the area.
During the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, the Tribal Chairwoman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, Rebecca Richards, stated, “The historical significance of South Bend to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, also known as Ribbon Town to our Tribe, cannot be understated. We have called this land home for hundreds of years, and we are extremely proud to offer this incredible casino resort, with all of its new features and amenities, to our fellow residents in the community and the region. The continued success of our Four Winds Casinos and our ability to make a financial investment of this size would not be possible without the experience of our incredibly talented Four Winds Casinos operations team. We couldn’t be more proud of the result and are extremely excited for the public to experience everything Four Winds South Bend has to offer.”
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The new Cedar Spa is one amenity you will not want to miss. Located on the hotel ground-level promenade close to the lobby, the Cedar Spa offers patrons traditional and unique spa therapies, including a steam room, saunas, separate his and hers lounge rooms, and vitality pools.
The hotel’s brand-new Edgewater Café is offering a diverse menu inspired by the sun and sea. According to the hotel’s website, the Edgewater Café will be offering a breakfast/brunch, lunch, and dinner menu featuring steaks, seafood, sandwiches, soups, salads, and much more. To make a reservation at the Edgewater Café, visit Open Table or call the hotel directly.
To make a reservation or to learn more about the Four Winds South Bend location, visit the hotel’s website or call (866) 494-6371.
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