Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

LAKE CHARLES, LA-Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment has broken ground on a $45-million expansion of the L’Auberge du Lac Hotel & Casino, which just marked its first birthday in May.

The casino at 777 Avenue L’Auberge is getting a nine-story tower with 250 hotel rooms to take the count to 1,000. Pinnacle also is adding more retail space, new lobby, lounge and a VIP elevator to provide access to the new tower’s second-floor luxury suites. Construction is slated to wrap up in fall 2007.

Pinnacle credits the expansion to the property’s popularity since its opening. “Calcasieu Parish has proven to be a superb location for a premier destination resort and L’Auberge’s success has validated our initial investment of $370 million in this market,” Daniel R. Lee, Pinnacle’s chairman and CEO, says in this morning’s press release.

Larry Kepinski, L’Auberge’s vice president and general manager, adds that the expansion is also geared to making the property more competitive and attractive to convention and meeting planners. “This will also allow us to be better able to satisfy customer demand for rooms on the weekends,” he says. The expansion project is estimated to boost the staff to more than 2,250.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?



Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt
Live Chat

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.