Expansion Paying Off in French Lick

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The director of sales at the French Lick Resort says a $15 million event center expansion is on track to open January 1 and is already paying dividends. Adina Cloud says conventions booked in January, March and April of next year and others scheduled through 2020 are a direct result of the new space. Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc., which is leading the development efforts and held a topping out ceremony today, believes up to a dozen conventions would be lost each year without the expansion. Cook Group Inc. Chief Architect George Ridgway says when complete, the project will have created around 200 construction jobs and will lead to 40 additional full-time employees.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

News Release

Originally Posted October 21, 2013

FRENCH LICK, Ind. - Scheduled to open in January 2015; French Lick Resort's new state-of-the-art expansion will add over 58,000 square feet to the existing 109,000 square feet of event space offered at the four-diamond property. The new expansion, which connects to the Learning Center/Exhibit Complex, includes eight breakout rooms and a 22,000 sq. ft. ballroom with three sections, allowing multiple configurations.

This new addition to the resort's already popular portfolio of meeting venues makes it easy to see why the resort is the choice of meeting planners throughout the Midwest.

Features include:

-Abundance of indoor and outdoor venues alike, perfect for weddings and social functions

-167,000 sq. ft. Conference and Event Center with 27 different meeting venues

-31,000 sq. ft. Learning Center & Exhibition Center with capacity for 200 10'x10' booths with 8' aisles and perimeter

-22,000 sq. ft. ballroom with three sections allowing multiple configurations

-13,000 sq. ft. ballroom with three sections allowing multiple configurations

-6,700 sq. ft. junior ballroom with 2,800 sq. ft. foyer perfect for receptions

-On-site audio equipment and technical support

French Lick Resort offers traditional meeting spaces in boardrooms, conference rooms and large scale venues but many non-traditional venues are available as well. Imagine your group sitting around a campfire at the stables, dining alfresco on one of the highest points in Indiana or bonding over a game of bowling.

A team of dedicated professionals can also put together on-site specialty events to add some extra panache’ to client’s meetings. Guests will be talking long after the meeting about private culinary demonstrations, impromptu talents shows or a little something we call "Wild West Adventure" all right here at the resort. No need to go off–property and worry about transportation, secondary venues and additional contacts, French Lick Resort can take care of it all!

To book your next executive retreat or large scale conference, please contact the Resort Sales office at 812-936-5950.

For more information, please visit www.frenchlick.com or call (888) 936-9360.

French Lick Resort

French Lick Resort is a $500 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and French Lick Casino. This Midwest premiere resort destination features 689 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000-square-foot, single-level casino; 63 holes of golf, including the fully restored 1917-designed Donald Ross Course at French Lick and the18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick; two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 42,000 square feet; meeting and event space totaling 115,000 square feet and an array of dining and entertainment options.

Source: The French Lick Resort