Soaring Eagle Casino wanted to renovate seven key spaces within Soaring Eagle’s large gaming property in the Midwest. The existing poker room was to be transformed into an elegant High Limit area and an integrated VIP Lounge. Subsequent phases included a new Poker Room, new Non-Smoking Space, a signature new Sports Bar and Entertainment venue, upgraded deli, and a transformed Entertainment Hall.
Design & Planning
The relocated High Limit room design remodeled an existing poker area into a luxury gaming space with the full amenity of an integrated VIP lounge. A dramatic suspended wood panel ceiling, along with a new central entry structure, provided a strong focal point and dominant presence from the main floor. The new card access VIP lounge offered a quiet, luxurious area for guests. From the dynamic color-changing lighting, to the sweeping bar and ceiling structures, the Ascend bar was designed as a premier multi-use venue, offering a world-class sports bar environment along with an unparalleled live entertainment experience. The remodel was planned in phases to allow as much of the gaming operations as possible to remain open during construction to protect valuable revenue.
Build & Install
A majority of the décor components for each phase were built off-site at I-5’s cutting edge facility to reduce construction time frames on site, and the High Limit phase was completed 2 weeks early as a result. The color-changing, controllable lighting for the Ascend and Entertainment Hall phases was programmed and tested off-site as well. The programs were then fine-tuned to the areas and the casino’s preferences once the lighting was installed. The LED media screens for these two venues were pre-assembled and tested as well, ensuring seamless performance when they were installed onsite. The bar remodel included a new kitchen and restrooms for the venue. The shorter installation timeframes onsite provided a minimum interruption to gaming operations.
The impressive signature venues and gaming areas now invite guests to luxurious accommodations as they enjoy non-smoking, poker, and high-limit gaming or a break from the action in the new adjacent lounge, the Ascend sports bar, the renovated Central Deli, or the Entertainment Hall. The planned phasing of the project protected the revenues by keeping as many slots and games active as possible during the remodels, and the new venues have increased the draw to the property.