The Harris, Mich. resort added a hotel with 138 guest rooms and suites, a steakhouse, and new family water attraction, Splash Island. Select rooms can be converted into family-style suites for people who want to bring children to the new waterpark and pool area. “It was developed out of necessity,” says General Manager Tony Mancilla. “Our demand and backlog of guests who wanted to get in on the weekends had become overwhelming.”
The Island Resort & Casino in Harris, Mich. has completed a $33 million expansion. The new hotel, which opened on New Year’s Eve, is connected to the south end of the current 11-story Palm Tower. The hotel features 138 guest rooms and suites, the Horizons Steakhouse, located on the top floor featuring some of the best views in the region, and the resort’s new family water attraction, Splash Island.
The new rooms feature modern furnishings, décor and technology with views of the Sweetgrass golf course and Northern Michigan forests. Guest room offerings include specialized Golf and Spa Suites featuring a luxury experience with hot tubs and a unique option of getting in-room massages. There will also be 34 rooms that can be converted into 17 family-style suites for people who want to bring children to the new waterpark and pool area.
“This expansion is a fantastic addition for us,” says Tony Mancilla, General Manager of Island Resort & Casino. “It was developed out of necessity. Our demand and backlog of guests who wanted to get in on the weekends had become overwhelming. The waiting lists of 150 to 200 people every weekend made us realize how much we needed new rooms, a high-end dining option and additional options for the family. On the golf side, this continues to elevate our status as a premier golf destination.”
The expansion provides an added perk for golfers with the expansive Golf Suites. The 675-sq-ft suites are complete with a King, double queen, sleeper sofas and a common area, all with views of the Sweetgrass Golf Course. Perfect for foursomes looking for added space and a fun environment.
“Over the past 10 years and with the addition of Sage Run, we have become a very popular destination for golfers,” Mancilla said. “Adding the new rooms and golf suites creates versatile and exciting lodging options and makes their overall experience that much more enjoyable.”