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Potawatomi Tribe announces new hotel in Milwaukee

Potawatomi Casino
Potawatomi Casino

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Starting next month, Milwaukee will no longer have the nation's largest Indian casino that doesn't have its own hotel.

The Potawatomi Tribe said Tuesday it would open its new 381-room hotel on August 18th, in Milwaukee's industrial Menomonee Valley between downtown and the Miller Park stadium.

A private ribbon cutting event is set for October 1st.

The 19-story hotel will have a direct walkway to the casino. The tribe expect to expand its customer drawing area from a 25 mile radius, to around a 100 mile radius.

Right now, the casino attracts an estimated 6 million visitors each year.

Officially, the hotel will not be on tribal land. That means it will pay property taxes, and its users will pay Milwaukee's room tax.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)