News by Topic: Hospitality/Entertainment

HBG’s “Coastal Modern” Design Creates a Unique Experience at The Point Casino Hotel

You’ll sit in the outdoor gathering area and you’ll notice that the stained concrete floor will have a design resembling a Coast Salish spindle whorl. You’ll enjoy some quiet time or, perhaps, a salmon or clambake. Maybe you’ll go on a walk among the tall cedars and firs that share the adjacent  forest with 12-foot totem poles.

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HBGreen: Five Ways Your Casino Design Can Pay You Back

ChrisMueller-2In today’s post recession economy, the advent of next generation consumers, the ‘millennial effect’ and increased market competition are heavily influencing the gaming industry’s bottom line. Every budgetary dollar is scrutinized and many gaming operators are looking for economic and marketing advantages, seeking untapped methods for maximizing returns on their design, construction and operational investments.

There is an economic strategy that could potentially save a gaming operation hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, while improving the environmental standard for casino guests –sustainability. (more…)


HBG’s Director of Entertainment Design, Kelly DeVine, speaks at themed entertainment industry sponsored education event

We are so glad that our in-house themed entertainment expert, Kelly DeVine, got to participate in this! Thanks to Union University for hosting!  (more…)


HBG Interior Designer Emily Marshall selects favorite new products for April 2015 issue of Contract Magazine

Check out what HBG Interior Designer Emily Marshall’s favorite new products are in the latest issue of Contract Magazine!  Read full issue here.

Contract - April 2015 [106 - 107]_Emily Marshall


Rick Gardner Speaking at the National Indian Gaming Conference 2015

NIGA 2015 Rick Speaking Session

Leaving Las Vegas: USA Today names Four Winds New Buffalo Casino Resort one of the best casinos outside ‘Sin City’

While Las Vegas is famous for one of the nation’s top gambling and party scenes, you don’t have to travel to Sin City to see some of the world’s best casinos. USA Today put together a list of the 10 best casinos located anywhere but Vegas that are also travel destinations in and of themselves.

We’re excited that our client, Four Winds New Buffalo Casino Resort, made the list! Find out more and see photos of the project here.

FWNB Event Center Entrance

 


Casino Enterprise Management’s 2015 Industry Forecast – HBG Principal, Dike Bacon weighs in

Dike_Bacon_HBGGaming Industry  Forecast – 2015

The design segment of the gaming industry has steadily recovered post-recession. One of the most notable impacts of the recession has been greater accountability relative to making the right market-based, customer-focused investment and design decisions. (more…)


HBG’s 2014 ‘Employee of the Year’ Is Announced!

Congratulations to Interior Designer, Jennifer Smith, IIDA. Jennifer’s immense design talent, selfless mentoring skills and all around delightful personality has rightfully earned her the coveted spot as HBG’s 2014 Employee of the Year!

2014 Employee of the Year-JSmith

 


2014 Design Q&A: Redesign and Repurpose featuring HBG Principal Dike Bacon

From Casino Design – read full article here

In Casino Design’s annual Q&A with expert architects, designers, builders and developers, this year the subject is the reuse of older buildings, and what constitutes a successful renovation. We started with this premise:
    
“It’s quite clear that any particular casino design has a shelf life appropriate to the time and place when and where it was built. How do you keep your offerings fresh and your property intriguing to customers?”
    
These questions were put to the experts once again this year by Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, the president of Lifescapes International.

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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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News by Topic: Hospitality/Entertainment

HBG’s “Coastal Modern” Design Creates a Unique Experience at The Point Casino Hotel

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You’ll sit in the outdoor gathering area and you’ll notice that the stained concrete floor will have a design resembling a Coast Salish spindle whorl. You’ll enjoy some quiet time or, perhaps, a salmon or clambake. Maybe you’ll go on a walk among the tall cedars and firs that share the adjacent  forest with 12-foot… Read more »


HBGreen: Five Ways Your Casino Design Can Pay You Back

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In today’s post recession economy, the advent of next generation consumers, the ‘millennial effect’ and increased market competition are heavily influencing the gaming industry’s bottom line. Every budgetary dollar is scrutinized and many gaming operators are looking for economic and marketing advantages, seeking untapped methods for maximizing returns on their design, construction and operational investments…. Read more »


Leaving Las Vegas: USA Today names Four Winds New Buffalo Casino Resort one of the best casinos outside ‘Sin City’

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality.

While Las Vegas is famous for one of the nation’s top gambling and party scenes, you don’t have to travel to Sin City to see some of the world’s best casinos. USA Today put together a list of the 10 best casinos located anywhere but Vegas that are also travel destinations in and of themselves…. Read more »


HBG’s 2014 ‘Employee of the Year’ Is Announced!

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Congratulations to Interior Designer, Jennifer Smith, IIDA. Jennifer’s immense design talent, selfless mentoring skills and all around delightful personality has rightfully earned her the coveted spot as HBG’s 2014 Employee of the Year!  


2014 Design Q&A: Redesign and Repurpose featuring HBG Principal Dike Bacon

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From Casino Design – read full article here In Casino Design’s annual Q&A with expert architects, designers, builders and developers, this year the subject is the reuse of older buildings, and what constitutes a successful renovation. We started with this premise:      “It’s quite clear that any particular casino design has a shelf life appropriate to… Read more »


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

Posted by & filed under Entertainment & Hospitality.

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.