Kewadin Casinos, owned and operated by the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, has begun a multi-million dollar expansion project at its primary location in Sault Ste. Marie. The project, which includes both exterior and interior refurbishments, marks a significant upgrade for the casino.
The exterior refurbishment, which is part of phase 1 of the expansion project, involves major work on the facility’s exterior, including the installation of new windows and materials. The goal is to give the building a contemporary look with a smooth, white design. Simultaneously, the interior refurbishment is set to begin in the middle of next year. This will include a complete overhaul of the hotel tower, which has 268 rooms. Additional rooms will be added, and existing rooms will be upgraded as part of the renovation.
The renovation is being carried out in phases to minimize disruption to guests, and the casino will remain open throughout the process. The exterior refurbishment is expected to be completed by the end of this winter, while the interior refurbishment is slated for completion by the winter of 2025, just in time for the casino’s 40th anniversary.
Dana Schlehuber, the General Manager of Kewadin Sault Ste. Marie, expressed excitement about the upcoming changes, stating, “We’re excited to see the new changes within our hotel and to watch our guests experience us for the first time all over again.”
The expansion project has employed Integrated Designs Inc. for engineering and architecture services and Gundlach Champion for construction management.
Once the refurbishment of the Sault Ste. Marie location is complete, Kewadin officials plan to continue renovations at other locations. However, no further projects have been announced at this time.