Pre-opening Tour Provides Sneak Peek of Luxury Casino & Hotel

Oct 24, 2013, 13:53 ET from Poarch Band of Creek Indians

WETUMPKA, Ala., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the media were treated to a pre-opening tour of Wind Creek Wetumpka (WCW), the new luxury casino and hotel slated for a December 17th opening.

Located on the banks of the Coosa River, Wind Creek Wetumpka is the sister property of Wind Creek Atmore, one of only a handful of Alabama resorts to earn a prestigious  "AAA Four-Diamond" rating.  Both properties are owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians and operated by PCI Gaming, the Tribe's gaming enterprise.

"We are thrilled that the casino and restaurants will open on December 17th," said the Property Manager, Cody Williamson.  He continued, "The construction was a monumental effort.  It took more than 800 workers putting in a total of 1.4 million hours to build the structure we see here today.  We used 2,500 tons of steel and more than 18,000 cubic yards of concrete alone in the construction. The scale of Wind Creek Wetumpka and the scope of its economic impact are considerable."

Wind Creek Wetumpka will feature five restaurants, an 85,000 square foot gaming floor with 2,520 machines and several deluxe meeting spaces.

The adjoining luxury hotel with its 283 finely appointed accommodations will open in late January or early February of next year.

Flinto Construction built Wind Creek Wetumpka. The architect was Hnedak Bobo.

About Wind Creek Wetumpka

Wind Creek Resort is a 20-story, 283-room luxury hotel offers the finest in resort amenities, with spacious rooms and 24-hour-a-day room service.

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians are descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation, which once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. The tribe owns gaming properties in Alabama including Wind Creek Casino & Hotel in Atmore, AL, Creek Casino Montgomery in Montgomery, AL as well as multiple racetracks in Alabama and Florida.

SOURCE Poarch Band of Creek Indians