Food & Drink International - Winter 2017, Volume 2 - 114
Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery
us grow and shows the town is excited
about us. We are the best kept secret
everyone wants to talk about."
>> About to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Ellis Island Hotel, Casino & Brewery is one of Las Vegas' most recognized properties
because of its service, amenities and food deals. Ellis Island's boutique hotel is nearly complete and will feature 289 guest
rooms and 12 suites.
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In 2013, Ellis Island acquired a Super 8
Motel that was adjacent to the property
to add its own hotel. Now, Ellis Island's
boutique hotel is nearly 100 percent
complete and will feature 289 guest
rooms and 12 suites.
"Each suite will have its own theme,
such as champagne, Elvis and the mob,"
Ellis says. "We are trying to partner
with liquor brands to do branded suites,
as well. It makes people want to come
back and check out different ones."
Ellis Island is also in the middle of
constructing The Front Yard, a new outdoor venue that Ellis says will change
the footprint of the property. Once completed early next year, The Front Yard
will be a two-story event space equipped
to handle live music, weddings or be a
place to relax and have dinner outside
while enjoying the view of the strip. "We
want people to sit, eat and drink and
have fun out there," Ellis says.
"I am anticipating The Front Yard to
shift our demographic 10 years younger
to the 35- to 45-year-old," she continues. "We are really excited about this
new venue and hoping to open early
next year or have a New Year's Eve
party grand opening. The Front Yard
is something totally new for us and I'm
sure there will be a huge learning curve,
but ultimately the sky is the limit."
Moving forward, Ellis Island plans to
continue to grow and adapt as the industry evolves. "We will see what the
industry is looking for down the road
and where we can find ourselves in that
spot," Ellis says. "In five years, I see The
Front Yard being the sought after, cool
place to hang out for locals and tourists.
In the casino industry, you never know
what people will come up with."