Tag: Casino Venues

Third Year Brings Another Big Project at Ilani

AUTO RENEWAL: Ilani’s new parking garage will have 2,700 parking spaces with room for expansion. (Courtesy Ilani Cowlitz Indian Casino) Since it opened in April 2017, Indian casino Ilani, developed by the Cowlitz Tribe and Salishan-Mohegan LLC, has had impressive accomplishments each year. In year one, the 156-acre La Center, Wash., development, 25 miles north of Portland, Ore., opened its meeting and entertainment center that includes the 2,800-seat Cowlitz Ballroom and a convention center. Two years ago, Cowlitz was able to build on its brand experience with 57 shows, including free shows with Eddie Money, Richard Marx, Vince Neil and Everclear, among others. Now, on its third anniversary, the venue is working on its next project — a parking garage with more than 2,700 spots and room for expansion — scheduled to be completed in November. “We can build up to 4,000 parking spots in this covered garage, which is on […]

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Casino Venues: Doing It the Hard Way

HIGH LIFE: An overhead view of Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., set up for a GA floor (Courtesy Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood) How Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla., became a must-see showplace When it opened as part of Hollywood, Fla.’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Oct. 25, Hard Rock Live was positioned as a multipurpose facility with unique attributes. The 225,000-square-foot space’s big-room ambiance can be transformed into that of a more intimate venue: Its 6,556 seats can be cordoned off on both sides for an audience of 2,000 to 2,500. To put the sightlines in perspective, from the last row of the upper balcony to the stage is just 168 feet. “There is not a bad seat in the house,” said Dave Gold, the hotel and casino’s vice president of entertainment. “Where else can […]

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