ST. LOUIS—River City Casino and Hotel in South St. Louis County announced the completion of an $82-million expansion and held a grand opening ceremony for its new hotel. The unveiling of the 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 and 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 Mississippi River, River City Casino and Hotel is a seven-story hotel offering 193 guestrooms, six spacious 2-bay suites, and a Presidential suite—all steps away from the casino’s restaurants, Event Center, an expansive casino. All first-floor guestrooms feature garden patios with plush outdoor furniture. Other 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.”