live phase 5 construction progress
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The new hotel is 192 feet tall with 15 floors from the lower spa and meeting room to the top concierge floor. The Phase 5 exterior materials will continue to use the warm wood and metal tones from Gun Lake Casino’s existing exterior facades. A subtle arc on the hotel tower is shaped from the radiating form of the Wawyé Oasis, while the glass skin of each will help reflect the dynamic sky from all four of Michigan’s vivid seasons.
hotel lobby & bar
The hotel lobby and lobby bar are one of the first entry experiences the Guest will see. This venue is designed around the view of the Wawyé Oasis' tropical scenery with a timeless and elegant design that is warm and inviting.
the WAWYé oASIS
With over 32,000 square feet of space, this beautiful glass atrium will feature live palm trees, tropical flora, and planting at a sublime temperature of 80 degrees. The space features two separate pools, including a 21+ VIP Pool and a Family Pool. The pool area is a fully enclosed glass atrium that allows natural daylight to illuminate the space during the day with a nightclub and concert light show atmosphere at night.
The Sandhill Café restaurant is designed around 137 seats and features a flexible layout for individual and group settings. The three-meal venue will feature the original custom sandhill crane art piece and a dimensional wood wall with textured glass inspired by the sandhill crane feather.
mnoyé spa retreat
The spa, spa pool, fitness center, and meeting room are located on the lower level with a palette inspired by the nature of the Gun Lake area. The spa pool offers a more relaxing retreat away from the excitement of the Casino. Spa Guests can enjoy gooseneck massagers and bubble massage benches, while the private treatment rooms will transport you away from the hustle and bustle, with customizable and programmable lighting and music experiences.
In one of the grand displays of the expansion, the Two-Story Suite features a unique living and entertaining space showcasing a grand staircase and large focal lighting element, while a double-height window displays prominent views of the local landscape. The Two-Story Suite will also boast two bedrooms complete with luxurious bathrooms, specialty showers, lounge areas along with a wet bar, a billiards table and residential elevator.
The hotel tower has 252 rooms with 221 modern rooms, 30 suites, and one awe-inspiring two-story suite. Each Guestroom & Suite draws its color palette from the surrounding natural landscape with large windows to offer views of the local area.