News by Topic: Entertainment

Isle of Capri Bettendorf’s ‘Little Move is Big News’: HBG Designed Casino Expansion Holds Grand Opening

35,000 feet of new and innovative play.
509 comfortable rooms.
3 new restaurants with farm-to-table eats
975 red-hot slots
And $60 million in upgrades and amenities for a better-than-ever experience. (more…)


Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino holds topping off ceremony today for HBG-designed phase II building expansion

The Seneca Nation of New York will be joined by Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and leaders of the casino company this afternoon for a ceremonial “topping-off,” as the steel frame of the building reaches its apex, according to The Buffalo News. (more…)


The Guest House at Graceland Reveals Design Elements

Featured in Hospitality Design

Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG) has revealed the design elements for the Guest House at Graceland, a 450-room hotel located just steps from Elvis Presley’s iconic Graceland mansion in Memphis. Set to open in October, the design is inspired both by Elvis’s personal style and his historic home. HBG designers researched the mansion for more than two years, and worked closely with Priscilla Presley to complete the project.

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HBG Presents at NIGA 2016: ‘Millennials & the Integrated Resort’. Visit Us at Tradeshow Booth #915

Join HBG Principal Joe Baruffaldi, AIA, and panel as we present:

Millennials & the Integrated Resort

Monday, March 14, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Room: 124 AB, Phoenix Convention Center (more…)


HBG Principal, Dike Bacon Joins a Roundtable Discussion on Non-Gaming Amenities at Casino Properties

Each year, Casino Design magazine gathers a group of experts in the field to talk about issues that impact their discipline. For this year’s edition, moderator Julie Brinkerhoff Jacobs, the president and chief financial officer of Lifescapes International, Inc., focuses on the crucial subject of non-gaming amenities.

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We’re Celebrating the Grand Opening of Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phase I

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Photo from YourWestValley.com article: http://www.yourwestvalley.com/glendale/article_53defecc-a872-11e5-ad25-d76200b77a7b.html

Congratulations to our client, the Tohono O’odham Nation on the grand opening of the first phase of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in Maricopa County, Arizona. The HBG-designed casino officially opened to the public on December 20, 2015. We have compiled articles on the project below – take a look for a peek into the project, and check back on the HBG website soon for official project photography. (more…)


At IAAPA this week? Catch up with HBG’s Kelly DeVine.

At IAAPA this week? Catch up with HBG’s Kelly DeVine. The 2015 IAAPA Attractions Expo opens its doors today at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, for a three-day run, covering all aspects of the theme parks industry and family entertainment centers.

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A Three Step Plan to a Millennial-Ready Casino

for webBy Danny Valle, AIA, Principal, Hnedak Bobo Group

You have a thriving regional casino operation and loyal gaming customers. Baby Boomers have been your bread and butter demographic for years. Now you are wondering how to reach the millennial generation, when article after article tells you that millennials do not prefer slot machines-but your main revenue source has typically come from slot gamers. So, where do you start and how soon do you need to put a plan in place?

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WinStar World Featured in Casino Journal: Oklahoma casino market demands properties

FROM CASINO JOURNAL

Items tend to grow big on the Great Plaines, whether its corn, wheat or, in the case of Oklahoma, its burgeoning tribal gaming industry. (more…)


Is Your Property Ready to Attract Millennials? Danny Valle Presents at OIGA 2015!

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News by Topic: Entertainment

The Guest House at Graceland Reveals Design Elements

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Featured in Hospitality Design Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG) has revealed the design elements for the Guest House at Graceland, a 450-room hotel located just steps from Elvis Presley’s iconic Graceland mansion in Memphis. Set to open in October, the design is inspired both by Elvis’s personal style and his historic home. HBG designers researched… Read more »


HBG Principal, Dike Bacon Joins a Roundtable Discussion on Non-Gaming Amenities at Casino Properties

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Each year, Casino Design magazine gathers a group of experts in the field to talk about issues that impact their discipline. For this year’s edition, moderator Julie Brinkerhoff Jacobs, the president and chief financial officer of Lifescapes International, Inc., focuses on the crucial subject of non-gaming amenities.


We’re Celebrating the Grand Opening of Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Phase I

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality.

Congratulations to our client, the Tohono O’odham Nation on the grand opening of the first phase of the Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in Maricopa County, Arizona. The HBG-designed casino officially opened to the public on December 20, 2015. We have compiled articles on the project below – take a look for a peek into… Read more »


A Three Step Plan to a Millennial-Ready Casino

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By Danny Valle, AIA, Principal, Hnedak Bobo Group You have a thriving regional casino operation and loyal gaming customers. Baby Boomers have been your bread and butter demographic for years. Now you are wondering how to reach the millennial generation, when article after article tells you that millennials do not prefer slot machines-but your main… Read more »