The MotorCity Casino Detroit was the first of the three commercial Detroit
casinos to open its permanent gaming facilities, which
it did in June of 2007. By the end of 2007, it hopes to
have finished its planned $275 million expansion, which
includes both interior and exterior remodeling of the
casino and the addition of a 17-story, 400-room hotel.
Among the hotel facilities will be a new spa, several
new dining choices, notable retail outlets and additional
parking. The Motor City Casino also expanded its gaming
space to 100,000 square feet, and is adding improvements
to its food service building. More retail outlets and
increased convention space entail the changes to the food
service building, as does a new, 1,200 seat theater. In
October of 2007, the MGM
Grand Casino Detroit finished its similar renovations,
and in 2008, the Greektown
Detroit Casino will add the finishing touches to its
overhaul. Speaking of "overhauling", the renowned California car designer, Chip Foose, from the television program,
Overhualing, will add some of his design touches to the
MotorCity Casino facelift project. The idea is to give
the MotorCity Casino a "future-retro" look
and feel that integrates both the past and the future.
Visitors who know the old MotorCity Casino will be dazzled
when they enter the new casino. The gaming improvements
aim to give visitors a taste of Las
Vegas in the midwest. Cutting-edge machines and state
of the art visual and audio touches can be found throughout
the 100,000 square feet of gaming space. The Motor City
Casino Detroit has over 2,500 slots and video poker machines
to choose from, ranging in denominations from one penny
to $50. Among the popular slot games featured are, Deal
or No Deal, Cleopatra, and Quick Hits. Improved ergonomic
slot chairs make the gaming experience all the more comfortable,
should you be in for the long haul. Fans of table games
will find 70 different options, from BlackJack and Craps,
to Roulette and 3 and 4-card Poker. If "big-league"
poker is what you are after, you might want to make prior
reservations for one of the 12 tables found in the non-smoking
Poker Room. Texas Hold'em, Seven Card Stud and Omaha
Hi-Lo are among the daily tournaments you can hope to
join in the Poker Room. To enhance your MotorCity Casino
gaming experience, you can sign up for the free Club Metro
membership, which awards various casino benefits for players.
After you've won some cash on the floor, which hopefully you do, you can allocate some of your winnings at the Motor City Casino towards a satisfying meal. Among the casual dining options are the MotorCity Pit Stop, which serves up some homestyle barbecue dishes, and the Grand River Deli, offering sandwiches, salads and some savory homemade desserts. On the restaurant pavilion's second floor, you can grab some snacks and refreshments at the High Octane Café, and the Classics Buffet is where you want to head for an all-you-can-eat American and internationally-inspired buffet. On Friday nights from 5:00 p.m.-Midnight, seafood lovers might consider visiting the Classics Buffet seafood buffet. IRIDESCENCE is the casino's AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant. Its master chef makes sure that everything from the appetizers to the end dessert is just right. The restaurant's wine list alone is impressive, earning IRIDESCENCE a 2007 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. IRIDESCENCE is open Thursday-Sunday from 5:00 p.m.-Midnight.
It's not all about gambling and dining at the Motor City Casino Detroit. After you've had your fill of those, you can check out the entertainment options or enjoy the comfort of your luxury hotel room. At the Chromatics Lounge, live bands rev-up the night on the casino's first floor, and more live music can be enjoyed in the Overdrive Lounge. The Overdrive Lounge features comfortable seating where you could relax with a drink, but the lounge's powerful sound system means you can play the slots while you listen. At the unique Radio Bar, you can enjoy a drink and listen to the grooves being played by the bar's DJ. On the Motor City Casino website you can find a calender that details upcoming events at the casino's entertainment venues. While you can choose to stay in one of the many downtown Detroit hotels, you might consider booking your room at the MotorCity Casino hotel Detroit. Among the spacious 400 guest rooms are 41 suites. All accommodations feature a list of amenities, including luxurious bedding, complimentary bath amenities, individual climate control, a 37-inch plasma television and free high-speed internet access. At the MotorCity Casino hotel Detroit, guests can expect 24-hour concierge, laundry and in-room dining services and a new 8,000 square foot spa and fitness center.
The convenient downtown location of the Motor City Casino Detroit, found at 2901 Grand River Avenue, means you have some of the best Detroit attractions within easy reach. Nearby points of interest include the theater district, the Motown Historical Museum, Comerica Park, the Joe Louis Arena and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Getting around the downtown district is made easy by riding the automatic Detroit People Mover train. If you are driving to the MotorCity Casino hotel Detroit, you can find parking at a number of downtown surface lots and parking garages, but the casino's 3,500-space parking garage will provide the most convenient access. Be sure to check the Motor City Casino website for exciting promotions that could have you driving off in a new car or enjoying a luxurious vacation.