The $26.5 million dollar project commenced on January 15, 2018 and was completed by fall of 2018. The multi-million dollar investment concentrated on amenities of the casino such as integrating a brand new Sports Bar & Night Club on the west end of the gaming floor, updating the Entertainment Hall, enclosing a non-smoking area, re-designing Kid’s Quest & Cyber Quest areas, enhancing gaming experiences with a new high limit & VIP lounge area, a relocated poker room and concluding the renovation project with re-branding the current sub shop. The construction schedule was split into a seven phase plan.
This major renovation project was one of the largest investments that Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort’s guests have seen since the grand opening back in 1998. The last major renovation was in 2011 when the Firefly Buffet was re-branded to Aurora Buffet and remodeled to provide space for the 24 hour Legends Diner.
VIP Lounge & Poker Room
The first phase construction began on January 15 and was completed April 22nd. This initial phase entailed the development of the new VIP lounge and relocating the high limit gaming. The previous poker room was temporarily moved to the Slot Palace during this phase. The repositioning of the high limit area transformed the previous poker room into a luxury high limit gaming space with a full amenity of an integrated VIP lounge that also included our Casino Hosts’ offices.
The new High Stakes VIP Lounge is complete and open for players and guests.
Kids Quest & Cyber Quest Arcade
The second phase began on January 15th and was completed by March 11th. This phase included a remodel of the Kid’s Quest / Cyber Quest. The two areas now have a centralized entry way with Cyber Quest Arcade to the front which allows guests to walk through the arcade floor to access Kid’s Quest on the back half of the re-design.
The remodel of Kids Quest and Cyber Quest is open for business.
Sports Bar & Night Club
The far west-end of the gaming floor went through multiple modifications beginning April 23rd. During phases three, four and five various amenities were constructed. The spaces include an enclosed poker room, an enclosed non-smoking gaming area and a sports bar & night club. The previous non-smoking area underwent a complete transformation. This space is now the site of the all new “ASCEND” Sports Bar & Night Club. ASCEND has a grand entry with twelve-foot tall pivoting doors. It features a wing shaped center bar, a stage for entertainers, a VIP seating area, 59 bar-top slot machines, multiple television screens and dramatic lighting effects. Neighboring each side of the sports bar & night club is the relocated poker room and the newly enclosed non-smoking area.
Ascend Sports Bar & Night Club is open for business! The new Non-Smoking Room and Poker Room are open for players and guests.
Updating the Entertainment Hall encompassed phase six and begin on June 18th and was completed late September. Live concert and event experiences was heightened with state of the art high-tech programmable lighting elements across the ceiling. There were upgrades to the acoustics by integrating sound isolation panels around the perimeter from floor to ceiling. The stage will also features an array of multi-media panels which can produce an unlimited number of scenes.
The final phase involved the re-branding of the sub shop into Central Deli. This five week phase commenced on July 30th and completed late October. The new Central Deli builds around the existing layout and flow, with additional seating and an improved entry area.