FireKeepers celebrates major expansion with Daredevil Wallenda
The FireKeepers Casino Hotel is about to open its second hotel and they plan to do so on a large scale. FireKeepers brings in high-flying legend Nik Wallenda, the world-renowned daredevil from the legendary show family, the Great Wallendas.
August 16e is the big day for the casino, its tribal owners, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi, the town of Battle Creek, Calhoun County and the State of Michigan. Firekeepers is not only expanding, but celebrating 12 years in business.
As FireKeepers celebrates the grand opening of the property’s major expansion, which includes a 203-room hotel tower and a new high-end gaming space, Wallenda will borrow a wireframe from FireKeepers’ existing tower at the new tower, with a range of over 400 feet – almost 200 feet above the ground!
“We are delighted to welcome Nik Wallenda to FireKeepers and we can’t think of a better way to signify our progress than with his aerial adventure through our towers,” said Kathy George, CEO of FireKeepers Casino Hotel. “We look forward to welcoming guests to watch this awesome achievement and experience the new expansion! “
With 11 Guinness World Records and a list of never-before-seen death-defying feats, Nik Wallenda has written his name down in history as truly the ‘King of the Wire’. Wallenda has performed live in all states of the United States and around the world. It has garnered support from tens of millions of live viewers around the world in network television specials on ABC, The Discovery Channel and others. From being the first person to cross the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls and Times Square, to walking blindfolded between tours in Chicago, Wallenda’s last television special on ABC was a walk on an active volcano in Nicaragua.
Along with the additional new eight-story hotel and new premium gaming space, there’s a lot more to celebrate! The 39,000 square foot first level will feature a vibrant new lobby bar, reception area and the second Gapi Coffee and Sweets location. FireKeepers Signature Restaurant, Nibi, one of Michigan’s best dining experiences, will enjoy a new location with approximately 125 seats, extensive wine storage and display, and a private dining room for up to 20 people , perfect for special parties or small business meetings. There will be new luxury High Limit Gaming sections for slots and table games, as well as a new bar and VIP lounge for select Red Hot Rewards Club members.
The current hotel has been named an AAA Four Diamond award winner for the past five consecutive years, and those same high standards will be in place with the expansion.
Spectators are invited to attend this free event. FireKeepers will begin the opening ceremonies at 5:00 pm on August 16, with Nik Wallenda walking around 5:45 pm Details for remote viewing will be announced soon via the FireKeepers website and social media.