Greektown Casino Resort (2009) in Detroit, Michigan is one of three casinos in the the city, and one of four in the Detroit-Windsor area. Majority owned by the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians, the casino, which opened its doors on November 11, 2000, is operated by Millennium Management Group.
History and development
Site preparation for the new hotel which included demolition of a city-owned parking garage started in June 2006. Construction began in October 2006 with a completion date of 2008. The new design (after two redesigns) will include:
Height: 344 ft. (105 m.) with 30 floors.
Opened November 15, 2007: a new 13-story, 3,500-space, free parking garage at Monroe and St Antoine.
Opened November 2008: 25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) of additional gaming space built over Lafayette to bring total gaming space to 100,000 square feet (9,300 m2).
Opened November 28, 2008: expanded and re-designed VIP gaming area
Opened February 16, 2009: a 30-story, 400-room hotel attached to the parking garage.
25,000 square feet (2,300 m2) of convention space
Opened February 16 2009: The hotel spa
Opened February 16 2009: 1,200-1,500-seat theater
On the 31st of May 2008, the Casino owners, Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The move will allow the Casino to reorganize their debt and proceed with present expansion, according to the Casino owners. The move doesn’t affect current casino operations, the temporary casino will continue to operate and the permanent hotel and casino will be built during the period of bankruptcy protection which is a legal measure that allows a company to refinance debt without threat of foreclosure to lenders.