Breaking Ground with a Big Dig!
Land-Based Casino Underway at Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
There was a crowd on hand for the Big Dig at Isle Casino Hotel® Bettendorf
as Isle’s President and Chief Executive Officer Virginia McDowell took
the controls of a backhoe to officially begin the process of moving its
casino from a riverboat to land. Guests and employees alike are looking
forward to the day that they can visit the fabulous new facility.
overall design by Hnadek Bobo Group takes many cues from the Iowa
landscape, as well as, manufacturing industries located in Iowa.
According to Isle’s President and CEO Virginia McDowell, “From a custom
designed lighting system over the table games area that was inspired by a
series of interlocking tractor tire treads to elements that represent
an aerial view of the Midwestern plains, the property will celebrate the
Hawkeye state. The new high limit area on the casino floor was
inspired by an old but grand Iowa barn at sunset – using rich,
weathered, textured woods against jewel tones of reds, purples and
Amenities at the new land-based casino will include a
Farmer’s Pick Buffet® adjacent to the casino floor; an O&H Express®
for grab n’ go diners; The Lone Wolf® bar with a stage for
entertainment; as well as a consolidated hotel check-in lobby and
additional back of house features.
Expected to cost approximately
$55-60 million, the new land-based casino will become the heart of the
property with easy access between the gaming floor, hotel towers and
lobby. Kraus-Anderson Construction Company will serve as the general
contractor and expects construction to be complete in 12-14 months.
this jewel to more than 300,000 square feet of hotel space, 90,000
square foot Isle Center, and 54,000 square foot Waterfront Center,
Isle’s Bettendorf property will include well over a half million square
feet of development. And those numbers don’t include the 240,000 square
foot structured parking garage to protect customers in times of
Rendering of Front Door
new entry will provide a grand sense of arrival and will serve as the
new front door to Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf. By consolidating the
valet functions into one easily accessible drive, guests can step out of
their cars and trucks, and literally be steps from setting foot on the
most exciting gaming floor.
the existing hotel front desks into one centrally located lobby between
the two towers, there will be no confusion with hotel check-ins. The
lobby was designed with finishes, textures, and colors that are used
throughout the entire property, in order to visually tie the property
together. The use of wood, natural and curving wall textures, relate
back to the Iowa landscape.
The gaming floor
will be a single level as guests prefer. The idea of manufacturing,
production, machinery, and farming influenced a lot of the patterns
found in the space. The ceiling design is meant to represent an aerial
view of the Midwestern plains. The concept behind the pit canopy design
was a series of interlocking tractor tire treads which are meant to
reference back to Iowa's history and present day involvement in the
farming and agricultural industries.
The Lone Wolf bar incorporates
rough textures, paired with slicker finishes to satisfy and appeal to
younger crowds and professionals attending business conventions on site.
inspiration in the high limits area was a view of an old, but grand,
Iowa barn at sunset - using rich, weathered, textured woods against
jewel tones of reds, purples, and golds.