BAY MILLS, MI – After years of planning, Bay Mills Resort & Casino (BMRC) will break ground on an expansion project next spring. The $65 million project will generate new employment opportunities, while providing new amenities and space for guests.
The three-story waterfront resort expansion includes adding 134 additional rooms with balconies, a deli, spa with massage therapy rooms, pool with splash pad, hot tubs, nail salon, fitness center, arcade, conference space, and storefront. The employee break room will also get a face lift, adding additional space and amenities for staff. The exterior plans include new fishing piers, gardens, gazebos and outdoor patios, as well as marina upgrades.
Bay Mills Indian Community (BMIC) will bid out the project this winter and expects to break ground in spring 2023, with completion the following year.
“Bay Mills Resort & Casino is well loved by its visitors,” said Richard LeBlanc, BMRC General Manager. “This expansion will allow us to take things one step further to meet the needs of our guests, while also providing them with a one-of-a-kind experience on Lake Superior.”
Opened in 1995, BMRC employs more than 200 individuals and features more than 600 slot machines, eight table games, two restaurants, a golf course, gift shop, hotel, and RV-Park. The retail sportsbook is expected to be complete in October and will feature live sporting events, gameplay, and sports betting.
“Bay Mills Indian Community has long been a leader in Indian Country,” said Whitney Gravelle, BMIC President. “Expanding our enterprise operations will allow us to continue to grow and become the number one destination in the Upper Peninsula. I’m so proud of our team and our tribal nation for this achievement.”
Bay Mills Resort & Casino, owned by BMIC, is situated in the Upper Peninsula on scenic Lakeshore Drive in Brimley, MI. BMRC shares boundaries with the Hiawatha National Forest, and is centrally located to many Upper Peninsula destinations, such as Tahquamenon Falls, Soo Locks, and Pt. Iroquois Lighthouse, as well as numerous outdoor hiking and snowmobiling trails, and beaches.