(CelebrityAccess Mediawire) — Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, the new C$1 billion entertainment complex in Niagara Falls, Ontario, will stage its grand opening on June 8, after six years of planning and development. The facility will open to the public on June 10, subject to regulatory approval.
The 2.5 million square foot complex includes the 1,500-seat Avalon Ballroom which will feature the world's top entertainers; a 200,000 square foot casino offering 150 gaming tables and 3,000 slot machines; a 30-story luxury hotel with 368 rooms and suites; a 15,000 square foot health and fitness spa; and an expansive shopping Galleria. Patrons will have 10 dining venues to choose from.
"The opening of Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort reaffirms Niagara's position as a top level North American tourist destination," said Duncan Brown, chief executive officer of OLGC. "Along with several new hotels and attractions that are currently planned or under construction, the new resort will help create thousands of new jobs in the Niagara region, and provide a major increase in tourism revenues for the province."
"We fully expect that Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort will truly revitalize the community and enhance Niagara's reputation as one of the world's most appealing tourism destinations, said Jim Dougan, president and chief operating officer of Falls Management Company (FMC), developer and manager of the project, which is a North American consortium of five partners, under agreement with the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLGC).
"Our projections indicate that Niagara Falls will attract as many as 20 million tourist visits a year, now that the new Casino Resort is opening," said Ted Salci, Mayor of the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario. "In turn, other new accommodations and attractions will give visitors more reasons to come, and more reasons to stay longer." — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner