Coeur D’Alene Casino | Nighthawk Lounge

Worley, Idaho

Project Objectives

Coeur D’Alene Casino wanted to upgrade their Nighthawk Lounge without compromising the gaming floor theme and atmosphere. I-5 created a lounge design and custom décor package that would enhance the existing features and gives the lounge a new look while maintaining the inviting atmosphere.

Sketch of the new Nighthawk Lounge design.

Design & Planning

Fusing cool blue lighting with warm hues, I-5 created an energetic and inviting atmosphere throughout the space.

The new entrance structure was designed with tapered architectural stone columns and stained wood poles to tie in with the existing timber perimeter valance and teepee structure in the center of the gaming floor. The custom etched metal curved valance and “NIGHTHAWK LOUNGE” lettering on either side of the structure made the lounge visible to all patrons.

Inside the lounge, the custom 41’ long x 11’ wide etched metal woven ceiling element continues the theme and leads you to the bar. A three-sided curved bar expands the area of the lounge, showcasing a premium black quartz countertop with specialty metal and wood facing containing an integrated blue lighting system below. Suspended above the countertop are six blue pendant lights contrasting against the specialty metal copper wall panels and creating a dynamic feature within the space.

The décor package also included bar stools for the main bar and wall mounted casework, as well as new tables and chairs for the rest of the lounge seating area.

Build & Install

All of the custom décor elements were fabricated at I-5’s facility in six weeks and ready for installation.

All of the décor items, even the 29’ wide x 14’ tall entrance were fabricated and pre assembled in-house, with craftsmanship and high-quality material and finishes, for a seamless installation. The new entrance was installed leading from the “teepee” structure on the gaming floor to tie in with the property.

The new décor package utilized the existing structures and built off the historic lodge style ceiling beams while adding a modern twist with a custom lighting system highlighting the new design elements and providing a wash of color to the ceiling surface. I-5 also relocated the existing TVs to best fit with the new plan.

Lounge Design - Nighthawk Lounge design being built in shop.
Photo of the completed Nighthawk Lounge design project for Coeur D'Alene Casino.

Finished Project

The original project was to remodel just the buffet, with an aggressive timeline of four weeks. The Nighthawk Lounge design was added part way through, but I-5 still finished the on-site implementation in just 4 weeks!

I-5’s concept to completion approach to renovations and remodels ensures that every solution and detail from the design to the finished project is anticipated and exceeds management’s expectations. This approach also allows for the planning of the build and installation to happen during the design phase, enabling smooth transitions and an amazing finished project.

I-5’s other work at the Coeur D’Alene Casino includes a remodel of the High Mountain Buffet and Food Court.