Wind Creek to lure with luxury

Published 12:14 pm Wednesday, October 15, 2008

By By Adam Prestridge
The gaming floor of the new Wind Creek Hotel &Casino will not only house 1,600 electronic bingo games, but numerous amenities that will draw those who prefer Vegas-type luxuries.
When the 17-story casino was designed, architects took into account the complexity of the operation and set out to devise a plan to offer customers a multitude of uses for the multi-million dollar facility.
Aside from the ringing bells and flashing lights of the casino and the high-tech, 236-room hotel, Wind Creek will also offer four restaurants, two entertainment venues, a culinary school, a spa, numerous lounges, conference space and a ballroom. The Poarch Band of Creek Indians also took into account those who oppose their gaming operation when designing the high-rise.
According to James R. Angus, P.E., the Construction Project Controls Manager for Creek Indian Enterprises, a wooden floor and ceiling will encompass the perimeter of the carpeted gaming floor, isolating it from other attractions.
The gaming floor will house 1,600 games, 500 more than the current facility. A bar area called The Drink will act a centerpiece on the main floor with two sides for bartenders to serve customers. It will include a water feature that trickles down glass into a pond with an infinity edge. A huge rock wall divides each side of the bar area and serves as a backdrop for the water feature, which will also serve as The Drink's signage with water cascading behind it. The bar will also feature tabletop games and two 60-inch plasma screen televisions mounted to the rock wall.
There will also be several additional bar areas and lounges located throughout the facility including a VIP lounge and a circular bar at
The Sound, the casino's entertainment venue. The Sound will feature a full stage, greenroom, hardwood dance floor and banquette seating.
According to Angus, it will seat between 85-90 people.
In addition to indoor entertainment, Wind Creek will also offer an outdoor amphitheater with a 2,000 person seating capacity at the edge of a huge pond, which will be located where the current gaming facility now operates. A culinary school and spa will be located on an island in the middle the pond, surrounded by sidewalks and patio areas. A large infinity pool will also be located outside the casino for guests to enjoy.
The Fire, a high-end steakhouse, will be the casino's premier restaurant offering premium steaks carved by the facilities onsite butcher. A 24-hour caf

Email newsletter signup