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Native Brief: NEW BUFFALO, MICHIGAN - Four Winds, owned by the Pokagon Potawatomi Indians, based in Dowagiac, Michigan, announced today it will partner with Hard Rock International to bring a Hard Rock Cafe to Four Winds New Buffalo in the summer of 2012. Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds complements a previously announced expansion at Four Winds New Buffalo that will also be completed in the summer of 2012, including a new 1,600 seat multi-use event center and a new nine-story 250room hotel tower.
With a total of 172 venues in 51 countries, including 135 cafes and 15 hotels and casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most recognized brands. The 12,000-square-feet Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds will be located adjacent to the gaming floor and will span two levels with seating for over 275 and a performance stage. The new Hard Rock Cafe Four Winds will also have a unique, high energy atmosphere and feature rock 'n' roll memorabilia from its unmatched collection. Hard Rock's menu has something for all appetites including quality, classic American food made from scratch, such as legendary burgers, Smokehouse favorites and a large selection of sandwiches and salads.
"Hard Rock is an internationally renowned brand that we are proud to add to our already outstanding mix of dining and entertainment options at Four Winds New Buffalo," said Matt Harkness, General Manager of Four Winds Casinos. "Guests will enjoy Hard Rock's unique ambiance of live music and famous pieces of music history while dining on all-American cuisine. We are very excited to be adding Hard Rock Cafe in conjunction with the event center and new hotel tower in the summer of next year."
Four Winds News Buffalo's new nine-story hotel tower will contain a mix of suites and standard rooms furnished in the same exquisite style as its existing 165 hotel rooms. The new multi-use event center will be located next to the casino floor and can be configured in a variety of ways for concerts, conferences and special events.
Four Winds New Buffalo offers 135,000 square feet of gaming with approximately 3,000 slot machines, a large selection of table games including poker, four restaurants, entertainment bars and retail venues, and a 165-room hotel, making it the premier gaming resort in the Midwest.
Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc., which is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
posted November 14, 2011 1:50 pm est
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