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Caesars’ $60 million, 503-room hotel opens

Caesars Indiana will open its $60 million, 10-story, 503-room hotel this morning at the Bridgeport casino complex.
The hotel has been under construction for 15 months and is now the largest casino hotel in Indiana, directly employing 250 people.
The 503 rooms, including 19 suites, were designed by a Las Vegas architect. The basic rooms cost about $80 to $125 a night during the week. Costs will vary for weekends, and there will be special rates at times, said Caesars’ spokesperson Judy Hess.
As you might expect, the hotel has many luxuries, including 24-hour room service. “It’s not a motor lodge type operation,” Hess said.
Every room has a hair dryer, ironing board and iron, coffee pot, and complete Internet access with a wireless keyboard. Some rooms have safes. Safe deposit boxes for everyone are found at the front desk.
The hotel has an exercise room, gift shop, Aroma Cafe, lobby bar, and in January an enclosed pool with a seasonal deck will open.
The hotel features two “presidential-type” suites, the Caesar and Cleopatra suites. They are big (1,600 square feet) and not available to the public. Hess said the rooms will be offered to high-winning casino players and to corporate officials who host events at the Bridgeport complex.
“Only the manager can approve the use of those suites,” Hess said.
A “soft opening” took place Monday night, with 134 rooms rented for the first evening.

The invitation-only grand opening will be this morning (Wednesday) at 11 with a ribbon-cutting. About 100 invitations were sent to officials at Park Place Entertainment (the gaming company from Las Vegas that owns Caesars), local elected officials, leaders of the Chamber of Commerce of Harrison County and the Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau, and representatives of the two foundations funded by Caesars
To reserve a room at the new hotel, call toll-free 1-866-ROMANS1.

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