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Raving Partner Encompass completes the Tropicana LeMerigot Hotel Refresh

By Raving / February 13, 2019 / 0 Comments

Raving Partner Encompass finished the Tropicana LeMerigot Hotel Refresh. This included: • Refresh and renovation of the hotel tower • Renovated 89 King & Queen guest rooms • Replacement of all guest room and corridor custom carpet • New wall covering in corridor and additional large format graphic artwork • Replacement of all wall sconce…

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Increase Tribal Revenues

Attractions or Facilities to Increase Tribal Revenues?

By John Stewart / January 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Attractions or Facilities to Increase Tribal Revenues?

It’s well known that the Native community and gaming industry have formed a very successful symbiotic relationship. Gaming has served as a key driver of increased Tribal revenues. It has added to the financial strength for many Tribes. This contribution guides their quest to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. New Sources of Revenue Although gaming…

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Encompass Design Develop Construct in the News

Raving Partner Encompass restores 90-year old Eola Hotel in Natchez, Mississippi.

By Raving / January 15, 2019 / 0 Comments

One of Encompass’ current projects is the restoration of the Eola Hotel in Natchez, Mississippi. The building is a historical landmark and has been in operation for over 90 years. We are proud to be involved with bringing the building back to life using our exclusive Sensory Informed Design program. Keyla Carney, their assistant construction…

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Morongo Casino Resort & Spa - Casino Renovation Project

Morongo breaks ground on new expansion

By Raving / January 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

This article was originally published by Casino Journal. Morongo tribal leaders and a host of dignitaries gathered to break ground on a new renovation and expansion project. “Morongo has come a long way from the tiny bingo hall we operated on the reservation back in the 1980s,” said Morongo Tribal Chairman Robert Martin. “Today, we pen a new chapter in…

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A Hard-Hat Tour of Santa Fe’s Newest Casino, Tesuque Casino

By Raving / November 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

Raving Partner Janet Hawk got a hard-hat tour of Santa Fe’s newest casino, Tesuque Casino. The new casino is located just five minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza and the majestic Sangre de Cristo mountains. It will replace the smaller Camel Rock Casino, also on Tesuque land, several miles farther north along the highway.…

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Deana Scott and Brett Magnan at The Eddy

An Historic Fishing Resort Is Revived Through a Tribal Assist

By Raving / October 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe opened Grand Casino Mille Lacs and Grand Casino Hinckley in 1991 and 1992, creating thousands of jobs and generating revenues that benefit the Band, it’s nearly 4,600 members, and its non-Indian neighbors. The success of their gaming operation has allowed the Tribe to expand their enterprises and diversifying outside…

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Hotel Experience

Are You Giving Your Guest the Best Hotel Experience?

By John Stewart / July 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Are You Giving Your Guest the Best Hotel Experience?

Take this 14 Question Survey We all work hard throughout the year, and enjoy the time that we have away from the office. We may take weeks to plan, schedule and anticipate the experience to come. Most of us have very few days to get away, and we want our time to be spent in…

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Andrea McCurry

Invest in Your Property’s Future

By Andrea McCurry / April 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Invest in Your Property’s Future

Put curb appeal and upkeep in this spring’s budget “Successful investing is anticipating the anticipations of others.” – John Maynard Keynes As winter turns to spring, many of us feel a sense of renewal and excitement at the idea of new beginnings and the prospect of new opportunities. We throw open the windows, deep clean…

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John Stewart

How to Design Happiness – Part III

By John Stewart / April 1, 2018 / Comments Off on How to Design Happiness – Part III

Creating a memorable guest experience We’ve all had that experience where our nose picks up a familiar scent and we’re instantly flooded with emotions and memories that take us back to that exact moment in time. Just from the simple smell of something from our past, we are immediately transported there – an ex-girlfriend’s perfume,…

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Architect Design

Who Comes First – An Architect or a Contractor?

By John Stewart / October 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Who Comes First – An Architect or a Contractor?

Key questions that can save you millions A friend of mine, Jodi, remodeled her bathroom after a leak caused major damage. Wanting to save money, she bought fixtures and cabinets from one of the big-box stores, tile and flooring from another. She hired a bunch of “guys” to install the tile, plumbing, and cabinets. She…

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