News by Topic: Entertainment

Finding an Alternate Path – Helping Winstar Win

From Casino Design – read full article here

Welcome to the labyrinth. Tribal gaming presents numerous post-recession options, along roads that must be traveled carefully. While some contain potholes, others offer paths to prosperity.
    
Tribes are taking it all in. Many properties catch their breath and weigh, for the first time in several years, some interesting choices. One, should they realize modest profits in order to improve infrastructure and education facilities for members? Or two, is it better to risk those dollars via expansion to seek a larger profit in coming years?
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Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino: Buffalo’s “Harbor Master” project featured in Casino Design magazine

From Casino Design – read full article here

The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York completed its final phase in August, a keystone in revitalizing Buffalo’s Inner Harbor area. Reviving this underused industrial property was a special interest for the Seneca Nation, which has historical ties to this land.

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Casino Journal Cover Story: WinStar World Resort Builds on the Dream

CoverLatest WinStar expansion includes eclectic design, immersive customer experiences 

The urge to reinvest in the gaming enterprise is not isolated to southern gaming tribes.

Oklahoma’s largest tribal casino, WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville—an economic enterprise of the Chickasaw Nation—has a continuing and confident vision for expanding its property, while driving new customers and preserving a loyal customer base. (more…)


Hospitality Design magazine: Hnedak Bobo Group Designs the Guest House at Graceland Hotel

Construction has begun on the Guest House at the Graceland hotel. Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG), a Memphis-based architecture firm, is leading the design of the 450-room hotel.                (more…)


New Graceland Hotel to Open in 2015

C6From Hotel Business Design Online – Read the article here at www.hotelbusinessdesign.com

MEMPHIS, TN—The New Guest House at Graceland hotel, located near Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion, is slated to open here in Fall 2015.

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Leaving The Heartbreak Hotel: New Elvis Property Revealed

lobby“When the mansion became Elvis Presley’s Graceland home, it took on his personal, distinctive flavor in all aspects of design,” said Aron Ramage, AIA, lead interior architect/designer on the project. “We asked ourselves, ‘What would that style be today?’ Then based our interior concepts on those important cues.” Among features: a lobby ceiling inspired by Elvis’ capes, Jungle Room-esque prints, and a sports bar that puts a modern spin on Graceland’s brightly colored billiard room.

Read the entire article here at Southern Living’s blog, The Daily South.


Fit for a King: Hnedak Bobo Group Captures the Spirit of Elvis Presley’s Graceland in the New Guest House at Graceland Hotel 

lobbyMEMPHIS, TN – Dignitaries, including area leaders and Priscilla Presley, broke ground thisweek on the New Guest House at Graceland hotel just steps from Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion. The 450-room hotel was designed by Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG), a Memphis-based architecture firm and one of the top 15 leading hospitality design firms in the country. (more…)


WinStar opens two new complementary hotel towers at its OK resort

WinStar Hotel LobbyWinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma, is positioning itself as the place to stay and play in Oklahoma and North Texas. Now, the Chickasaw Nation is upping the ante again with the opening of two new hotel towers to complement its recent major casino expansion completed in 2013, which effectively doubled the size of the WinStar property to 1.2 million square feet of gaming excitement. (more…)


HBG’s philosophy, and our views on the evolution of brick-and-mortar casinos. Read about it in Indian Gaming mag!

Dike_BaconAccording to HBG Principal, Dike Bacon: “The biggest challenge for the brick -and-­mortar portion of the gaming industry in the future will be to maintain relevancy as an entertainment option. (more…)


We’re talking Facility Design and Reinvestment at the Midwest Gaming Summit

HBG is excited to announce that our Principal and Practice Leader, Rick Gardner, will be speaking at the Midwest Gaming Summit, June 2-3 in Rosemont, Illinois. (more…)


News by Topic: Entertainment

Finding an Alternate Path – Helping Winstar Win

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From Casino Design – read full article here Welcome to the labyrinth. Tribal gaming presents numerous post-recession options, along roads that must be traveled carefully. While some contain potholes, others offer paths to prosperity.    Tribes are taking it all in. Many properties catch their breath and weigh, for the first time in several years, some interesting… Read more »


Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino: Buffalo’s “Harbor Master” project featured in Casino Design magazine

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From Casino Design – read full article here The Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in Buffalo, New York completed its final phase in August, a keystone in revitalizing Buffalo’s Inner Harbor area. Reviving this underused industrial property was a special interest for the Seneca Nation, which has historical ties to this land.


Casino Journal Cover Story: WinStar World Resort Builds on the Dream

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Latest WinStar expansion includes eclectic design, immersive customer experiences  The urge to reinvest in the gaming enterprise is not isolated to southern gaming tribes. Oklahoma’s largest tribal casino, WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville—an economic enterprise of the Chickasaw Nation—has a continuing and confident vision for expanding its property, while driving new customers and… Read more »


New Graceland Hotel to Open in 2015

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From Hotel Business Design Online – Read the article here at www.hotelbusinessdesign.com MEMPHIS, TN—The New Guest House at Graceland hotel, located near Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion, is slated to open here in Fall 2015.


Leaving The Heartbreak Hotel: New Elvis Property Revealed

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“When the mansion became Elvis Presley’s Graceland home, it took on his personal, distinctive flavor in all aspects of design,” said Aron Ramage, AIA, lead interior architect/designer on the project. “We asked ourselves, ‘What would that style be today?’ Then based our interior concepts on those important cues.” Among features: a lobby ceiling inspired by… Read more »


Fit for a King: Hnedak Bobo Group Captures the Spirit of Elvis Presley’s Graceland in the New Guest House at Graceland Hotel 

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MEMPHIS, TN – Dignitaries, including area leaders and Priscilla Presley, broke ground thisweek on the New Guest House at Graceland hotel just steps from Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion. The 450-room hotel was designed by Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG), a Memphis-based architecture firm and one of the top 15 leading hospitality design firms in the country.