Owners of the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley have unveiled plans to expand the complex with a second tower. Construction on the $80 million project is slated to start later this year, pending application approval by local officials, with the new tower expected to open in spring 2019.
Owned and operated by the Forest County Potawatomi Community, the property’s new tower will house 119 rooms and suites, bringing the hotel’s total number of keys to 500. Plans for the 180,000-sq.-ft. expansion also include a spa and additional meeting space.
The property opened in 1991 as a bingo hall. Following several expansions, the entertainment destination is now home to 2,500 slot machines, about 100 table games, a 1,300-seat bingo hall, seven restaurants and a 500-seat theater.
“By adding nearly 60 suites to the property with this expansion, we’re prioritizing our casino guests and their experience when visiting,” says Potawatomi Hotel & Casino chief operating officer Rodney Ferguson. “The rooms, along with the spa, will bolster the property’s reputation as an attractive destination for visitors in the region and beyond.”