Indian Gaming: Architectural Design in Indian Country
A few short years ago, the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana needed more hotel rooms to support their growing customer base, but the game-changing economy significantly affected how they could accomplish their goals. Enter DreamCatcher Hotels. Working with Coushatta Casino Resort General Manager, Conrad Granito, DreamCatcher Hotels challenged the norms of the industry to set a new standard for hotel development focused on the highest perceived value for customers and the lowest development costs for owners. “We challenged them to come up with a better mouse-trap," said Granito, "and they took it seriously.” This summer, the 401-room Seven Clans Hotel at Coushatta Casino Resort opened as a striking example of how casino hotels can be successfully developed in today’s ‘new normal’ economy, while at the same time significantly elevating the guest experience.