Construction on a brand new hotel at the Four Winds Casino is picking up steam as part of a larger plan for the casino to keep growing it’s footprint in northern Indiana.
“We’re up to about 15 floors,” said tribal chairman Matt Wesaw of the Pokagon Band of Potowatomi Indians. “They’re pouring a floor a week, so it is going up quick.”
Wesaw said it’s good to see the hotel starting to take shape. He told Inside Indiana Business that the coronavirus pandemic set the timeline for the project way off track.
“It messed up the construction timelines, and the cost to be quiet honest and the shortage of labor,” Wesaw said. “It’s pushed us back many months.”
The building, once it’s complete, will be 23-stories high which will make it the second tallest building in St. Joseph County behind the 25-story Liberty Tower in downtown South Bend. The hotel will have 300 rooms making it the largest hotel in the county.
Once complete, Wesaw said it will be a huge addition to the casino which has now been upgraded to a Class Three licensed casino in the state of Indiana. This means it can offer table gaming as well as slot machines and video gaming.