Miccosukee Resort Has Grand Opening
By Ernie Tiger
MICCOSUKEE — Monday, June 14, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida Indians officials and a host of celebrities opened the Miccosukee Resort and Convention Center, a new nine-story resort hotel and casino.
For the grand opening, the Miccosukees offered first time guests an array of festivities. The events began with onlookers watching the ribbon cutting ceremony. That was followed by professional wrestling by WWF wrestlers, fireworks, and performances by Hootie and the Blowfish, The Four Tops, Little Richard and more.
The $50 million Miccosukee Resort and Convention Center is located six miles west of the turnpike on the Tamiami Trail. It offers guests 302 luxurious rooms to choose from. And it features a 46,000 square-foot banquet room for special events and conferences.
Each guest room is also equipped with custom designed furniture, telephones, voice mail and modem hook-ups, in-room mini bar, oversized remote control television, on-command in-room movies, in-room video gaming for kids (Playstation), in room salon, robes, slippers, coffee makers and fine linens.
A supervised children’s program will also be provided daily for infants. And, there is a 5,000 square foot arcade to keep children occupied while guests enjoy lotto and bingo or one of the many video pull-tabs and poker tables while visiting the Resort.
The local surroundings will also provide guests a great opportunity to experience Florida’s most uninhabited landscape and wildlife. Visitors can enjoy an exciting excursion on one of the many airboat or swamp-buggy rides through the Everglade’s unseen territory.