Turtle Creek Casino wins architectural award
December 17, 2008
WILLIAMSBURG, MI – During the annual Casino Design Awards Luncheon at the Global
Gaming Expo, the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel was recognized for "Best
Architectural Design for a Casino Resort Under $200M”. The architectural firm
was Walsh Bishop.
For the past six years, the Casino Design Awards honored excellence in casino
resort design, architecture and construction.
"We are pleased and honored to be recognized for this award," says Shawn
Carlson, Director of Marketing for the Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel. "Our
partners and staff have worked tirelessly to make Turtle Creek a success and
this award is a testament to their efforts, but most of all none of this would
be capable without the vision and direction of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa
and Chippewa Indian tribe."
The Turtle Creek design was inspired by its pristine setting in northern
Michigan. "At the heart of the Turtle Creek project is the process of blending
an understanding of the business model with innovative design solutions. The
result is a strikingly modern design that showcased many of the natural elements
surrounding the property," says Keith O'Brien, vice president of Walsh Bishop's
Entertainment & Hospitality Group. "That process lead us to the use of earth
tone colors, sustainable materials and barrier free layouts that help uniquely
transform this entertainment destination."
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