The Ho-Chunk Nation recognized the need to reinvest in their Wisconsin gaming properties to better meet the needs of their patrons and create gaming destinations that generate pride within the Nation, create opportunity and economic stability, and support state tourism.
Extensive exterior improvements, including façade upgrades and the addition of porte-cocheres for the various locations, expanded parking, and site upgrades were incorporated. The design and construction ultimately connected the projects together in order to represent the Ho-Chunk brand, incorporating unique features to link each design to its unique location.
WISCONSIN DELLS, WI
The Wisconsin Dells project encompassed a complete renovation to the 162,000-square-foot casino, which comprises upgrades to bingo, off-track betting, high-stakes gaming areas, slot games, and table games. The project also included a substantial lobby expansion and renovation with a new main entry and vestibule situated under the porte-cochere expansion. The lobby features a backdrop of glass and sculptural elements, lounge, and lobby bar. The expansion also included a new coffee house and 4,300 square feet of retail space that activates the north end of the existing feature atrium space.
BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI
The Black River Falls casino and hotel project is a five-story structure that includes a 20,000-square-foot casino expansion for 200 gaming positions expandable to 400 positions, and a new entry porte-cochere. The hotel expansion is comprised of 123 guest rooms, a fitness center, and a renovated dining space.
The Wittenberg casino and hotel project is a five-story structure that includes a 16,000-square-foot expansion to the existing casino for 120 gaming positions, a new 86-key hotel wing with attached ground-floor pool, a new entry porte-cochere, and the required back-of-house and administration spaces to support the expansion.
The hotel expansion included 86 guest rooms providing a mix between standard rooms, 1.5-bay, and 2-bay suites that anchor each end of the tower. The casino expansion accommodated 120 new positions, new high limits, and a non-smoking gaming area. New food and beverage services included a 90-seat, three-meal restaurant.