News by Topic: Hospitality/Entertainment

Graceland hotel, steps from Elvis Presley’s former home, set to open in October

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Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Only the Second U.S. Casino to Receive Green Globes for New Construction Certification

Memphis, TN (July 14, 2016) – The Green Building Initiative has announced Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in Maricopa County, Arizona, as only the second casino in the U.S. to earn Green Globes for New Construction Certification status. Green Globes is a nationally-recognized eco-friendly and sustainable design rating assessment and certification program. (more…)


Indian Gaming Magazine features Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Resort

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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…)


HBG’s Emily Marshall, IIDA, designs ‘A Place to Dine’

Excerpt from HBG’s article, ‘A Place to Dine: Food and Beverage Design’

2.5x2.5_EmilyInside the most celebrated resort food and beverage venues, it is the innovation and creativity of the design—not merely the savory culinary selections—that elevate the dining experience to amazing heights of epicurean delight.

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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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Design by Evolution: How to Maximize and Reinvent Every Space in Your Existing Casino

“For many gaming tribes across the country, a challenge is not trying to figure out what to new-build next (unless market opportunities and demand warrant), but how to aggressively maximize or reinvent every square foot of existing space,” says Dike Bacon, principal for the Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group, which has a rich tradition with tribal gaming projects.

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HBG Expands Western Presence

As we continue to strengthen our commitment to clients in the Western US, HBG is pleased to announce we will be opening an office in Southern California during the first quarter of 2016. The new office will be led by Joe Baruffaldi, AIA, who has joined HBG as Principal and Group Leader. Joe represents an exciting addition to our project leadership team, complementing other HBG principals already familiar to you including Rick Gardner, Dike Bacon, Paul Bell, Craig Conrad, Kelly DeVine, Rob Lee, and Danny Valle.

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‘Seneca Secret’, in the latest Casino Design magazine

The Seneca Nation was far from the first tribe to enter tribal gaming, but when they decided to take the plunge, they were all in. First, Seneca Niagara became a success near the famous falls. Then a second casino in Allegany, New York followed in that path. Finally, a small casino in Buffalo was more successful than anticipated, so an expansion plan was necessary. Continuing its relationship with the Seneca Nation, Hnedak Bobo Group (HBG) is currently designing a $40 million expansion to the Buffalo Creek Casino. HBG also designed the phase-one casino.

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News by Topic: Hospitality/Entertainment

Desert Diamond West Valley Casino Only the Second U.S. Casino to Receive Green Globes for New Construction Certification

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Memphis, TN (July 14, 2016) – The Green Building Initiative has announced Desert Diamond West Valley Casino in Maricopa County, Arizona, as only the second casino in the U.S. to earn Green Globes for New Construction Certification status. Green Globes is a nationally-recognized eco-friendly and sustainable design rating assessment and certification program.


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.


Design by Evolution: How to Maximize and Reinvent Every Space in Your Existing Casino

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality, Uncategorized.

“For many gaming tribes across the country, a challenge is not trying to figure out what to new-build next (unless market opportunities and demand warrant), but how to aggressively maximize or reinvent every square foot of existing space,” says Dike Bacon, principal for the Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo Group, which has a rich tradition with tribal… Read more »