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Winds of Change

Wind Creek Chicago Southland • SCB

Wind Creek Chicago Southland Casino marks a new era of influence for Wind Creek Hospitality — and a new entertainment destination for the famed Windy City .

The $ 529 million resort , a project of the gaming and hospitality arm of Alabama ’ s Poarch Band of Creek Indians , joins 10 other Wind Creek properties in four states and the Caribbean . It will anchor a premiere mixed-use destination on Chicago ’ s south side , complete with a 35,000-square-foot conference center and banquet facility .
In addition to a casino , the 500,000-square-foot venue also features a food hall with eight bars and restaurants , an entertainment arena with outdoor dining terrace , and a 16-story , AAA four-diamond hotel with 252 beautifully appointed rooms including 53 luxuriously decorated suites .
Chicago-based architectural firm SCB took its design inspiration from an ancient Venetian casino with a mix of raw and refined finishes juxtaposed against sumptuous materials . Custom sculptural lighting enhances metallic accent materials in the arrival spaces . The opulent accommodations feature rich elements like arched portals in dark porcelain .
The comfort continues with a dedicated wellness floor in rustic stone and wood , complete with indoor pool , spa , sauna , treatment rooms and elaborately equipped fitness center . The upper floors include a sky lounge and rooftop restaurant with vaulted ceilings , and an outdoor terrace with stunning views of downtown Chicago .
In April , Wind Creek announced a partnership with Fabio Viviani Hospitality to operate the foodand-beverage outlets at the resort . The Chicago native is known for his appearances in multiple seasons of Bravo TV ’ s Top Chef and also has his own cooking show , Fabio ’ s Kitchen .
Scheduled to open this summer , Wind Creek Chicago Southland promises an unparalleled experience and one-of-a-kind escape that guests will return to again and again .