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(Battle Creek, Mich.) May 16, 2017 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel continues to gather top awards, being recognized as a Four Diamond Hotel and a leader for great restaurants, while also named a leading place for people to work.  FireKeepers was recently awarded seven Best of Dining and Nightlife awards from Casino Player Magazine, while simultaneously being named as one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.

For the fourth consecutive year, FireKeepers Casino Hotel has been named a Four Diamond Hotel by AAA, earning one of the hospitality industry’s premier honors. FireKeepers Casino Hotel guests enjoy upscale room choices in four distinct styles and have access to an array of amenities, including a luxurious multi-level pool, steam room and sauna, exercise room and business center plus in-room high speed Internet access, dry cleaning, laundry service and ADA-accessible rooms available upon request.

“Four consecutive years of Four Diamond status validates the outstanding guest service our team delivers every day along with the upscale, physical attributes of the hotel itself,” stated Kathy George, CEO. “Our guests deserve the best, and that is what we strive to provide.”

Every year, Casino Player magazine asks its readers to vote for their favorite casinos and top restaurants around the country. Over the years the magazine extended its reach to give readers the chance to vote on more than just the usual gambling topics. The “Best Of Dining & Nightlife” awards focus on categories beyond the slots and table games, awarding the best casinos in categories that range from steakhouses and buffets, to night clubs, shows, lounges and more—just about anything and everything other than gambling that makes the casino a true entertainment beacon. FireKeepers signature restaurant, Nibi, was awarded “Best Steakhouse”, “Best Seafood” and “Best Happy Hour”. FireKeepers also received “Best Overall Dining”, “Best Buffet, Mijem Buffet”, “Best Deli, Chi Mon-ee’s”, and “Best Desserts, The Cake Shop at FireKeepers”.

“We are proud to treat our guests to the best dining experience, provided by the best food and beverage team, in the area,” stated Michael McFarlen, VP of Food and Beverage. “These awards serve as a testimonial for all of the team’s hard work.”

Every year companies throughout West Michigan compete to be named one of “West Michigan’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®.” Only companies that distinguish themselves as having the most innovative and thoughtful human resources approach can be bestowed this honor. Winners are pooled by the size of their company, with FireKeepers Casino Hotel categorized as a Large Business.  An independent research firm evaluates each company’s entry based on key measures in various categories. They include Compensation, Benefits and Employee Solutions; Employee Enrichment, Engagement and Retention; Employee Education and Development; Employee Achievement and Recognition; Diversity and Inclusion; Work-Life Balance; Community Initiatives; and the Best of the Best Large Business.

“This award highlights several fantastic programs FireKeepers offers to team members,” stated Frank Tecumseh, VP of Human Resources. “Our vision is to continue to be employer of choice, not only in our area but also in our industry.”


FireKeepers Casino Hotel, located just off Interstate 94 at Exit 104 in Battle Creek, MI, has been named Best Casino by audiences in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, plus earned 9 first place awards in the Casino Player Magazine Best of Gaming 2015 Native Midwest category, including Best Overall Gaming Resort. FireKeepers was also selected one of the Best Casinos to Work For by Casino Player Magazine. Our signature restaurant, Nibi, is a multiple recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. The property features 2,900 slot machines, 70 table games, a live poker room and bingo room. FireKeepers offers a AAA-rated Four Diamond resort-style hotel with 243 rooms, a functional multi-purpose event center, six distinctive dining destinations, and multiple lounges. FireKeepers is the title sponsor of the FireKeepers Casino 400, a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event.