ONEIDA, Wis. – The Oneida Casino and Radisson Hotel and Conference Center renovations have been completed. Construction began March 3 and was completed at the end of July.
The renovation for the casino included an enhancement to the High Stakes Table Games area, and the High Stakes Slots area. The Executive Lounge also underwent a revamping and an additional bar area was added. This component of the project converted approximately one-fourth of the main casino floor.
“This renovation will give us the ability to provide the ultimate gaming experience to all of our guests,” said Eric McLester, assistant gaming manager.
He commented that the Standing Stone Buffet is unlike any eatery in the area.
“We tried to break the norm as far as buffet style restaurants are concerned,” said James Elm, Radisson general manager. Gone are the standard buffet style islands with food sitting in a large pan over hot water, the new Standing Stone Buffet offers four distinct flavors: Latin, Asian, Mediterranean and American. Each station features at least four dishes from each type of cuisine. Buffet staples such as soup and salad are also offered. Another amenity is the ice stone, where fresh ice cream can be folded with your choice of numerous toppings. Not only has the food area been renovated, but the seating area has expanded, but yet offers some areas of privacy. Nearly floor to ceiling booths give the guests a sense of coziness that was not available in the previous set up. “We are excited to be able to offer this unique dining experience to our guests.”
The prime contractor for the project was Miron Construction, a local company. The total cost of this design/build project is approximately $4 million. In light of recent economic hardships choosing to use a local firm to carry out the construction of the project was one way the casino and Radisson could contribute to the local economy. The decision to renovate was the result of customer feedback, and a need to compete in the market.