WAYLAND, MI – The Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino have officially revealed new expansion plans for the casino’s property. The $300 million project will transform the current location into a hotel resort with endless amenities.
Gun Lake Casino has experienced multiple expansions since opening in 2011. This announcement continues development on the master planning and infrastructure required to create a first-class entertainment facility. Construction on Gun Lake Casino’s current expansion is slated to open at the end of summer 2021, and work on the designs for phase five will begin immediately upon completion.
“We are proud of the continued growth of Gun Lake Casino, which is directly connected to the outstanding effort of our team members,” said Tribal Chairman Bob Peters. “The tribe remains steadfastly committed to reinvest in our collective future, for the benefit of tribal citizens, team members and the local community. This will provide even more employment opportunities and enhance Gun Lake Casino’s position as a tourism driver for western Michigan.”
“It is with great pride that we reveal the largest expansion in Gun Lake Casino’s history,” said Sal Semola, President and Chief Operating Officer of Gun Lake Casino. “This announcement demonstrates our commitment to maintaining the reputation as a leading entertainment and gaming destination in Michigan. As a vital business in Allegan County, we recognize our ability to invest in our local community. The elevation of our offered amenities drives our economy through tourism and directly impacts the livelihood of local citizens through the development of new job opportunities.”
Envisioned for those seeking the ultimate entertainment and resort experience in Michigan, Gun Lake Casino’s expansion will add approximately 250,000 sq. ft. to extend the property going west towards US-131. The plan boasts expansive amenities that will position the property as a one-of-a-kind destination. Gun Lake Casino will be home to a 250 key 4-diamond hotel offering luxury suites, and a rejuvenating full-service spa and restaurant will accompany the hotel.
Another high-quality element of the expansion will be a fully enclosed glass domed pool and nightlife entertainment space, offering the climate and atmosphere of an island oasis all year around. By day, guests will have the option to relax poolside, enjoy the warmth of a hot tub or reserve a private cabana. After dark, the area will transform into the ultimate nightlife scene, featuring live music, DJ’s, dancing and more.