Island Resort & Casino Opens New Hotel in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Island Resort & Casino, located just outside of Escanaba in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and featuring one of the largest casinos, plus the Sweetgrass and Sage Run golf courses, has completed its $33 million expansion. 

The new hotel is connected to the south end of the current 11-story Palm Tower. The hotel features 138 guest rooms and suites, the Horizons Steakhouse, located on the top floor featuring some of the best views in the region, and the resort’s new family water attraction, Splash Island.

The new rooms each feature modern furnishings, décor and technology with  views of the Sweetgrass golf course and Northern Michigan forests. Guest room offerings include specialized Golf and Spa Suites featuring a luxury experience with hot tubs and a unique option of getting in-room massages. There are  also 34 rooms that can be converted into 17 family-style suites for people who want to bring children to the new waterpark and pool area.

“This expansion is a fantastic addition for us,” says Tony Mancilla, general manager of Island Resort & Casino. “It was developed out of necessity. Our demand and backlog of guests who wanted to get in on the weekends had become overwhelming. The waiting lists of 150 to 200 people every weekend made us realize how much we needed new rooms, a high-end dining option and additional options for the family. On the golf side, this continues to elevate our status as a premier golf destination.

“Over the past ten years and with the addition of Sage Run, we have become a very popular destination for golfers. Adding the new rooms and golf suites creates versatile and exciting lodging options and makes their overall experience that much more enjoyable.”

With the new hotel opening, golfers can book their 2022 Spring/Summer golf packages. Led by its Sweetgrass and Sage Run courses, the resort’s fully customizable packages offer 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-night lodging options with up to four golf rounds. Package prices range from $95-$758, depending on time of year and single/double occupancy.

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