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FireKeepers receives national recognition with prestigious awards for Wine Presentation, Marketing

(Battle Creek, MI.) July 26, 2016 – FireKeepers Casino Hotel continues to gather top awards with in the gaming industry. We are proud to represent Michigan and be the Casino of Choice in the Midwest. Our most recent awards come from Wine Spectator, TripAdvisor, Romero Awards and Successful Meetings.

Our signature restaurant, Nibi, was once again awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Wine Spectator, a publication created by editors that review more than 15,000 wines each year in blind tastings, awards 2,791 venues in over 50 countries each year the Award of Excellence.  This showcases the winning restaurant’s ability to offer premium wines from quality producers, while also matching said wines intrinsically with the menu. Nibi received the award after providing Wine Spectator with a wine list of at least 90 wines as well as the restaurant’s dinner menu, which was then judged by members and editors of Wine Spectator. Guest can now experience Nibi all weekend long with new days of operation. Starting August 1 Nibi will open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday, and  Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 877.352.8777 or on our website at http://www.FireKeepersCasinoHotel.com.


“We are honored to be recognized in this widely renowned and respected Wine Spectator publication,” states Vice President of Food and Beverage Michael McFarlen. “Nibi continues to deliver the best guest experience allowing them to indulge in a library of wine with an exquisite dinner.”    

FireKeepers has also been recognized, by readers of Successful Meetings, as a 2016 Pinnacle Award winner in the Midwest region.  Presented annually by Northstar Meeting Group’s Successful Meetings brand, the Pinnacle Awards are voted on by decision-makers for planning meetings, events, conferences and incentive programs in the US and worldwide. For over 30 years, the Pinnacle Awards have earned a reputation as the most credible and valued symbol of excellence among meeting professionals and travel suppliers alike.

 “Our Meeting and Sales team takes pride in making our guests feel well taken care when planning for business or pleasure,” states Kathy George Vice President of Hotel Operations. “Their detail and attentiveness to each costumer from beginning to end of their event is what makes them the best and we are excited to be recognized by such a great award!”

If you are interested in booking a meeting, convention or social event please call 269-660-5491 of visit http://www.firekeeperscasino.com/meet/.

In addition, FireKeepers has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews you've earned on TripAdvisor®. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.   To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

The 2016 Romero Awards, which recognizes excellence in casino marketing throughout the gaming world, awards marketing promotions in several categories each year.   FireKeepers Casino Hotel is pleased to announce that we took home the Gold award for booth our Social Media and VIP promotion. The awards were presented at the 2016 Casino Marketing and Technology Conference on July 14 in Las Vegas.

“We are thrilled to once again be honored with awards from several amazing organizations and publications,” states President and CEO Brian Decorah. “We strive to ensure that every guest has an enjoyable and memorable experience when they come to FireKeepers, and these the awards provide our team with confirmation that we are exceeding their expectations.”

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 Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, and host of the FireKeepers Casino Hotel Championship a Symetra Tour-Road to the LPGA golf event.