Treasure Island Resort & Casino broke ground today on an $86 million dollar project with the first phase scheduled to be completed in late 2017, followed by a remodel of the Buffalo Tower in 2018.
This project will provide the additional hotel rooms that have been in high demand over the past several years.
The current hotel lobby will be totally renovated and have enhanced front desk facilities to improve the overall check-in experience for guests and provide a relaxing lounge area. Other lobby upgrades will include self check-in stations and VIP access with an expanded concierge desk.
A new restaurant and bar will be built above the existing Island Xtreme Bowling Center, which puts it in close proximity to all of the hotel towers. This restaurant will also feature outdoor seating and bring the number of food outlets to 8.
The extremely popular Lagoon Water Park will add 3,200 feet of splashing space. This part of the project includes a larger swimming pool, activity pool, changing rooms and other amenities, which were based on guest feedback over the past few months.
In order to match the new upscale hotel towers in luxury and amenities, the final portion of this comprehensive plan will focus on remodeling the Buffalo Tower in 2018.
This latest investment in Treasure Island Resort & Casino will once again have a significant impact on the region’s economy by creating over 200 new construction jobs, depend upon hundreds of different vendors to supply construction materials, supplies and other essentials to run the resort and casino complex. To support the new amenities, there will be approximately 150 new positions in a variety of exciting areas of the resort. This will bring the number of employees to approximately 1,750.
Treasure Island continues its long working relationship with Knutson Construction, who is once again the design-builder. Coming off the heels of the highly successful Lagoon Water Park and Wave Spa, Tado Steakhouse and the total renovation of Tradewinds Buffet, Knutson will help build the next phase of Treasure Island Resort & Casino’s business. RSP Architects will also continue their partnership with Treasure Island and Knutson Construction, ensuring the look and feel of the new project matches the upscale and contemporary feel of the recent property updates.
The Prairie Island Indian Community owns and operates Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Mount Frontenac Golf Course and the Dakota Station. For more information visit TIcasino.com.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino resort in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River. Treasure Island offers guests some of the best gaming, accommodations, food service and nationally known entertainment in the casino industry. Treasure Island’s Caribbean themed facility features over 2,200 slots, 27 blackjack tables, 20 carnival games, a 6-table poker room and a 500-seat high stakes bingo hall. Casino guests can relax in Treasure Island’s luxurious 494-room hotel and take in a show in the 3,000-seat Island Event and Convention Center. The Lagoon Water Park and Wave Spa are now open! Additional guest amenities include a 137-slip marina, 95-site RV-park, a 100-passenger cruise yacht and Island Xtreme Bowl, a 24 lane bowling center, arcade and lounge.