Sept. 12, 2008 - The only locally owned and operated casino-hotel in Detroit
will debut its complete entertainment destination tonight, celebrating
the end of a $300 million, three year expansion and renovation of the site.
The project includes the expansion and renovation of the casino's gaming
floor, the building of a 400-room hotel, spa and fine dining restaurant,
and the addition of a 1,886 seat live entertainment theater, expansive
meeting space, retail areas and several food outlets.
MotorCity Casino, originally opened in December 1999, was built to incorporate
the former Wonder Bread Bakery. As part of the expansion and renovation
project, a corner of the historic Wagner Baking Company building was reconstructed
to preserve an iconic piece of Detroit history.
"My dream to help make Detroit a destination city has come true through
the expansion of this magnificent property," said Marian Ilitch, owner,
MotorCity Casino Hotel. "Gamers, spa-goers, music fans, business and leisure
travelers, and everyone in between will be overwhelmed by the variety of
entertainment and activities at the new MotorCity."
Tonight's party theme, "Detroit Rock City" celebrates the city and the
region's musical heritage, and will pay tribute to several music genres
through a variety of entertainment acts, decor, activities and refreshments.
In addition to its 100,000 sq. ft. gaming floor, offering 3,000 slot
machines, more than 60 table games and a non-smoking poker room, MotorCity
Casino Hotel's new entertainment, dining and leisure activities include:
SOUND BOARD THEATER: This intimate, live performance venue with 1,886 seats
will feature national musical talent. The smoke-free OVERDRIVE bar, located
at the entrance to the theater and a short distance from the hotel lobby,
is a great gathering spot before the show or after work.
SPECTATORS: A sports bar located on the ground level of the casino with
large screen high definition monitors to view all major college and professional
sports broadcasts. Food offerings include Little Caesars(R) Pizza, wings,
BBQ ribs, and more with an expansive variety of Michigan micro brews.
STRUT: Centrally located inside the main casino entrance, this principal
meeting place is open 24-hours and features bar-top video slots.
AMNESIA: This premiere Detroit ultra-lounge located high atop MotorCity
Casino Hotel offers spectacular city views, state of the art lighting and
sound featuring guest DJs, live entertainment and VIP bottle service.
CHROMATICS LOUNGE: A stage bar that hosts local and nationally known musicians
IRIDESCENCE: Detroit's only AAA Four Diamond restaurant featuring spectacular
views of the city, Modern American cuisine, signature desserts and an extensive
MCC Flames : A full-service bistro offering continental cuisine for breakfast,
lunch, dinner and late night dining with exciting starters, gorgeous salads,
delightful pasta dishes, huge sandwiches, perfectly-prepared steaks, seafood,
ribs, and chicken.
Assembly Line BUFFET: A new concept in buffet dining featuring made to
order action-stations: custom-made salads, a sushi bar, homemade soups,
artesian breads and mouth watering desserts, pastries, and gelato.
High Octane Cafe: An Americana-style cafe offering organic hand-made coffee
drinks, gourmet sandwich melts, hand dipped ice cream and a selection of
pastries baked on site.
MCC Pit Stop: An impressive selection of hot and cold mile-high sandwiches
and gourmet hamburgers, fresh-cut fries and milkshakes.
HOTEL: MotorCity's 400 guest rooms, including 33 one- and two-bedroom suites,
offer the best in luxury accommodations and service in the City with imported
bed linens, a pillow library, large marble bathrooms with separate soaking
tubs, sumptuous bath linens and bathrobes, a high-tech work station with
ergonomic chair, turndown service daily.
D.TOUR Spa & Fitness: Defining the urban spa experience, this 8,000
sq. ft. oasis offers an energized selection of massage and body treatments.
Extended hours allow late arriving hotel guests to book same-day services.
The 24-hour fitness center provides guests with state-of-the art cardio
and weight equipment, with personal viewing screens and iPod docking stations
on all cardio machines.
MEETINGS, CONFERENCES & SOCIAL EVENTS: Let MotorCity Casino Hotel's
dedicated meeting professionals help you plan your next gathering of any
size in its 67,000 sq. ft. of event and banquet space, including pre-function
areas, 7 meeting rooms and 2 board rooms. The dedicated banquet chef and
expansive on-site catering menus will ensure you have a fine dining experience
in a banquet setting.
For more information about MotorCity Casino Hotel, or to make a
reservation, visit www.MotorCityCasinoHotel.com or call 1-888-STAY-MCC.