Black Meetings and Tourism

Sept/Oct 2012

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ICI •pg_14-18__BMT_pg3-58 12/21/12 3:02 AM Page 18 P RO P E RT Y P RO F I L E BLUE CHIP CASINO: WHERE BUSINESS AND PLEASURE ARE PERFECTLY MATCHED OVERVIEW The Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa boasts 486 luxurious rooms and suites, plus a full selection of amenities, all of which are connected to an action packed casino and restaurants. The facility's state-of-the-art Stardust Event Center provides a venue for all of your conference needs and gatherings of all sizes. More than 20,000 sq. ft. in meeting space are available. Facilities range from boardrooms to ballrooms, and groups of six to 600 are comfortably accommodated. Blue Chip is located in Michigan City, nestled on the southern shores of Lake Michigan about an hour east of Chicago. With festivities year round, the city welcomes visitors with hospitality regardless of the season. ACCOMMODATIONS After a day full of meetings and an evening of non-stop action in the casino, you'll need to recharge, and Blue Chip offers the perfect solution. With their 22story Spa Blu Tower and the original 8-story Blue Chip Tower, you can choose your relaxation destination from one of 486 available luxurious rooms and suites. The 325-sq. ft. Deluxe King rooms in the Blue chip Tower offer all the ]amenities you would expect in a first-class hotel, including 32" flat screen TV, coffeemaker with complimentary coffee, refrigerator, hair dryer, make u mirror, alarm clock/radio and complimentary shampoo, conditioner, lotion and soap. Shimmering in the sunlight and reflecting the magnificent waves along the coast of Lake Michigan, the Spa Blu Tower is the ultimate destination for a luxurious escape. With over 300 rooms, including 60 suites, and the existing rooms in the original tower, Blue Chip Casino offers more lodging accommodations than any other casino in the area. Spa Blu Tower offers several room options, including the 415-sq. ft. Premium Room, 560-sq. ft. Vista King, 560-sq. ft. Solara King, 1,010-sq. ft. Lake View Suite, 1,170-sq. ft. Sky View Suite, and The Loft, a 1,575-sq. ft. palatial suite that offers wrap around glass exterior walls that provide stunning views of Lake Michigan as well as the surrounding countryside. MEETING/FUNCTION SPACE Blue Chip Casino has taken conventions, trade shows, exhibitions, stage productions, concerts, and more to the next level with one of the largest convention spaces in Northwest Indiana, the Stardust Event Center. No matter the size, Stardust is able to host any event inside its immense 20,000 sq. ft. of total space. For concerts and theatre productions, Stardust includes a sizeable 2,000-sq. ft. stage with a 46-ft. proscenium in its ballroom, which can seat 1,200 people theatre-style. The ceilings rise a jaw-dropping 26 ft. in the air and can accommodate most large-scale displays. The 15,000-sq. ft. main ballroom can be used for one gigantic event, or can be broken down to as many as six smaller rooms. In addition, there are two separate 1,000+ sq. ft. meeting rooms (which can be combined into one large room), a 2,000-sq. ft. pre-function space, 655-sq. ft. boardroom and a 5,000-sq. ft. banquet kitchen that can service all meeting rooms. 18 BM&T ••• September/October 2012 ••• CASINO Forget every casino you've ever visited. Prepare for something entirely different. And much better. The Blue Chip gaming environment is so spacious and comfortable with 65,000 sq. ft. of gaming all on one luxurious level with 42 Table Games, eight Live Poker Room Tables and over 1,900 Slots, it puts you in the mood to play. Enjoy open boarding 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Your favorite games – the ultimate environment in which to enjoy them – you're going to love Blue Chip AMENITIES 2 Ballrooms 14 flexible Meeting Rooms State-of-the Art Boardroom 15,000-sq. ft. Exhibit Area Complimentary High-Speed Wireless Internet In-house Audio Visual Personal Event Manager 3-D Customized Diagrams Individually climate-controlled meeting rooms Five restaurants First class spa with nine treatment rooms, salon and fitness center Complimentary valet and covered parking GETTING N TOUCH For more information or to book your next meeting, call (219) 879-7711 or (toll free) (888) 879-7711, ext. 2429.

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