After more than 20 years of trying, the City of D’Iberville opened its first casino on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. Thousands of people gathered around the front doors for the grand opening.
This casino resort includes an 18-story hotel tower with 234 guestrooms, 56 suites, and 10 penthouse suites. The hotel tower vertical face is comprised exclusively of panelized curtainwall units plus limited metal panels and includes small-missile and large-missile impact glass while the podium level is enclosed with barrier-type EIFS and additional sections of curtainwall units. Post-installation testing of the curtain wall was extensive as there are approximately 2400 panels / 100,000 sf of curtainwall installed on the tower. The 161,000 sf Podium Level includes gaming space, administrative space, the hotel lobby, back of house, an event center, gift shop, and 4 café/restaurant venues plus supporting facilities. In addition, the bulk of the HVAC equipment is situated on this level.
The site improvements consist of underground utilities, an architectural retaining wall, concrete paved loading dock area, asphalt paved roadways, 1800 parking spaces, site lighting and landscaping. In addition, there is a 4400 sf in-ground pool and hot tub plus 3500 sf of pool deck, an outdoor bar, and Lava Links – a miniature-golf course with waterfalls and an erupting volcano. Architect: SOSH Architects