Hotel adds more meeting space at Potawatomi casino

The Aug. 18 opening of the new 19-story, 381-room hotel at what is now called Potawatomi Hotel & Casino will offer a new place for visitors to Milwaukee to spend the night.

But it will also provide more options for corporate meetings and events.

The hotel has seven new meeting rooms, with a total of 12,000 square feet of space. The new meeting rooms range in size from a 750-foot boardroom to the 3,000-square-foot Serenity Room. All of the new meeting rooms are on the third floor of the hotel.

In addition, a 1,900-square-foot patio outside of the Serenity Room offers views of downtown Milwaukee and can also be used as an event space.

The meeting rooms in the hotel will join the casino’s existing meeting facilities, a 35,000-square-foot Expo Center and the 10,000-square-foot Woodland Dreams Ballroom, both located on the third floor. With the opening of the hotel, the complex will now have about 60,000 square feet of meeting space.

One of the meeting rooms at the new Potawatomi Hotel.

“We can handle anything (with a crowd of) five people to 3,000 people,” said Kaelyn Cervero, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino manager – sales and catering.

In addition, the casino has a 500-seat theater on the first floor, which is usually used for concerts but also can be used for general presentations.

The casino has become a more popular location for business meetings in recent years, and the hotel could provide an additional attraction for meeting planners.

“(The casino has) definitely been growing in popularity (for corporate events),” Cervero said. “It has been for the last four to five years. Certainly the hotel is going to help that.”

Free parking and proximity to downtown Milwaukee help attract events to the casino, she said. But Potawatomi also provides dining and unique entertainment options for after meetings.

“You can come in for your meetings and have your guests entertained here afterwards,” Cervero said.

Meeting planners are already taking note of the addition of the hotel and new meeting rooms at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino.

“We’ve got (corporate) events booked out into 2018 already,” Cervero said.

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