JCJ Architecture provided architecture and interior design services for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi for the expansion of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel. The expansion of the hotel tower provides an additional 200 hotel rooms, including 14 suites, a transformed hotel lobby area, a new signature restaurant, new high limit slots and table game areas and a new VIP lounge.
The new eight-story hotel was designed in alignment with FireKeepers’ existing standards of excellence, as the current hotel has been designated a AAA Four Diamond award winner for the past five consecutive years. The new hotel rooms feature upscale design along with the latest in guest service technology.
The welcoming 39,000 square foot, first level will deliver a vibrant new lobby bar and front desk while increasing the focus on seven main pillars which represent the Seven Grandfather Teachings of the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi: Love, Respect, Bravery, Truth, Honesty, Humility, and Wisdom.
FireKeepers signature restaurant, Nibi, one of Michigan’s finest dining experiences, enjoys a new location with seating for approximately 125, and an interior that retains a focus on the tribal namesake, water, plus a new fire feature. Nibi also features expanded wine storage and presentation, and a private dining area for up to 20, perfect for special parties or small business meetings.