4 Bears Casino & Lodge Announces $95 Million Hotel Expansion

NEW TOWN, ND – 4 Bears Casino & Lodge will begin a $95 million hotel expansion, adding a seven-story hotel tower. The property is located on the western shore of Lake Sakakawea between Minot and Williston in New Town, ND.

The original 4 Bears Motor Lodge opened in the 70’s with 40 rooms. In 1993, a casino was added followed over the years with various expansions and improvements, including restaurants, an event center, marina, RV park, waterpark, convenience store/car wash/liquor store and River Willow gaming boat.

The overall $95 million project includes a 18,000 sq. ft. demolition of the existing two-story hotel, 108,000 sq. ft. of new construction and 20,200 sq. ft. of renovation. Upon completion, 4 Bears Casino & Lodge will have 264 rooms.

The new hotel tower will add 90 guest rooms, gaming, offices and a 3,100 sq. ft. first floor sports bar with a dining room and gaming stations. The extensive project also features a seventh floor 2,500 sq. ft. ballroom, meeting rooms and a fine dining steakhouse with glass-surround dining. Sports Bar Steakhouse The project team includes Wenaha Group, a Native-owned owner’s representative firm; TBE Architects (Thalden Boyd Emery), a St. Louis, MO, Native American-founded design firm, known for its work with 121 tribes and first nations; and Kraus-Anderson, one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest commercial general contractors.

The addition will also include a new Sakakawea Spa with couples’ massage, a gift shop, fitness room, and a hair and nail salon. The project also upgrades the property’s entrance […]

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