Gaming Resort Adds New Hotel
- /BUSINESS WIRE/- MTR Gaming Group, Inc. opened a new hotel at
Race Track & Gaming Resort on May 1.
upscale, five-story hotel adds 258 rooms, including 20 suites and
two presidential suites, to Mountaineer's existing 101-room capacity.
It will enable Mountaineer to host various conventions and conferences
at its new convention center, and will also provide lodging for
visitors who were previously limited to a day trip due to a sold-out
of this capacity greatly enhances our ability to increase our customer
base," said Edson R. (Ted) Arneault, President & CEO of
MTR Gaming Group. "Our Group Sales Department has already booked
a number of corporate/association/educational conferences in anticipation
of the hotel opening. Meeting planners have responded enthusiastically
to our 52,750-square foot convention and conference facility, diverse
entertainment venues and amenities and proximity to a major airport."
radius has traditionally been 150 miles, or a day trip. With the
addition of the new hotel, we will try to stretch that market radius
to 300 miles as more customers can opt to stay overnight or spend
a few days."
219,000-square foot hotel brings the grandeur of the 1920s to Mountaineer's
complex with the three-story atrium lobby reflecting the ambiance
of the era. The elegant Mahogany Room piano bar offers a quiet retreat
overlooking the adjacent brick courtyard. The hotel is state-of-the-art,
and offers indoor swimming pools for children and adults with whirlpool
and men's and women's dressing rooms. The hotel complex will include
a 60-seat gourmet steakhouse, retail shopping area and coffee shop,
which should open later this month. Mountaineer's Spa, which will
relocate to the hotel this summer, will be set in a two-story area
adjacent to the lobby and courtyard.
The hotel complex
will create 250 new jobs, increasing direct employment at Mountaineer
to over 1,700, with over 3,500 licensed backside workers (jockeys,
horsemen, trainers, etc.) deriving their income from Mountaineer.
MTR Gaming Group,
Inc. owns and operates the Mountaineer
Race Track & Gaming Resort in Chester, West Virginia, which
currently encompasses a thoroughbred racetrack with off-track betting
and export simulcasting, 2,500 slot machines, 359 hotel rooms, golf
course, spa & fitness center, theater and events center, convention
center and fine dining and entertainment. The Company also operates
Inn and Speedway Casino in North Las Vegas, and the Ramada
Inn in Reno, Nevada.