For Immediate Release:
Ignacio, CO— The Southern Ute Indian Tribe is pleased to announce that the New Sky Ute Casino Resort and Conference Center will be open to the public as of November 18, 2008. On this date, there will be an official ribbon cutting as well as a Tribal blessing, Native Dancers, and a Southern Ute Drum Group. Speeches will be given by Tribal Chairman Clement Frost, members of Tribal Council and other Tribal Members.
The Grand Opening celebration will take place on Saturday, November 29, highlighted by a live concert given by country music superstar Clint Black. There will also be events scheduled throughout the Casino, fireworks, and much more to commemorate this great occasion for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
The new site includes a 45,000 square foot casino hosting up to550 slot machines and up to 20 table games, a 140-room luxury hotel, a 100-seat Bingo hall, a 24-lane AMF bowling center, multiple restaurants, a 24-site full hook-up RV park, and administrative offices.
Built within the Casino and Hotel is an 18,000 + square foot grand ballroom designed to host conferences as well as a variety of live sporting and entertainment events, banquets, weddings, and receptions. The ballroom will be able to accommodate up to 1,800 seated persons. The grand ballroom has also been designed to “breakup” into 4 individual rooms to accommodate events and conferences of any size. Also available will be 4 separate state-of-the-art meeting rooms designed for a variety of events. All of these breakout rooms offer high-end audio visual equipment to ensure Sky Ute Casino Resort can meet all of your needs for your next meeting or conference. The new Sky Ute Casino Resort and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe look forward to hosting a variety of functions and serving the needs of the community in the most elegant and modern facility located within the Four Corners region.
The Casino Resort and Conference Center is built in conjunction with a 140-room hotel; including an indoor lazy river pool, several retail spaces, and a small fitness center. In addition, there are 5 restaurants and a coffee bistro serving a variety of cuisines as well as a sports lounge.
The new Project will be the largest Hotel/Casino in the Four Corners region. By making the Hotel/Casino a destination resort, both gaming enthusiasts and families will be amazed at the plethora of entertainment options available to them. Additionally, by incorporating numerous cultural aspects of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe throughout the complex via the museum, vast artwork, and more, visitors will be exposed to the rich history of the Four Corners.
To schedule an interview with the Sky Ute Casino Executive Staff, please call Matt Olin, General Manager and COO, at (970) 563 – 3001.