ST. LOUIS, Missouri -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- River City Casino & Hotel in South St. Louis County today announced the completion of an $82-million expansion and held a grand opening ceremony for its new hotel. The unveiling of the elegant 200-room hotel completes an extensive two-year investment commitment to St. Louis County and the state of Missouri which also includes a 1,600-space parking garage and a 14,000 square foot Event Center. River City Casino & Hotel's expansion created 350 construction jobs and 100 new permanent jobs.
"The addition of this beautiful 200-room hotel, coupled with our Event Center and parking garage, has transformed River City Casino & Hotel into a true regional destination with world class gaming, dining and entertainment," said Neil Walkoff, Executive Vice President of Operations, Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. "We are confident our outstanding amenities and entertainment offerings will elevate our guests' experience while significantly growing our customer base in the market."
Nestled along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, River City Casino & Hotel is a stunning 7-story hotel offering 193 elegant and comfortable guest rooms, six spacious 2-bay suites and a luxurious Presidential suite---all just steps away from the casino's award-winning restaurants, Event Center featuring top-name entertainment and an expansive casino with non-stop gaming action. All first-floor guest rooms feature relaxing garden patios with plush outdoor furniture. Other first-class amenities include LED TVs, iPod docking stations, televisions in the bathroom mirrors, 'rain' showers, high-speed wireless internet, Keurig brand coffee machines, a state-of-the-art fitness room and designer decor that showcases artwork by Missouri's best local artists.
"This investment reflects the importance of the St. Louis market to Pinnacle Entertainment and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to meet the long-term needs of current and potential guests," said Anthony M. Sanfilippo, Chief Executive Officer, Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. "This significant property expansion will boost regional tourism while providing strong economic benefits to local residents and businesses and substantive career growth opportunities for our team members."
"Since opening in 2010, Pinnacle Entertainment and River City Casino & Hotel have invested hundreds of millions of dollars into South St. Louis County, far exceeding their initial commitment to the project. With the addition of this beautiful hotel, Pinnacle Entertainment and River City are once again demonstrating they are outstanding partners to the City of Lemay and the region, providing jobs, continued economic development and community outreach," said the Honorable Charlie A. Dooley, County Executive.
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