Island Resort & Casino Completes $33 Million Expansion

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula golf destination offers new lodging and luxury amenities with packages in 2022

Escanaba, MI – Island Resort & Casino, located just outside of Escanaba in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula, and featuring one of the largest casinos, plus the award-winning Sweetgrass and Sage Run golf courses, has completed its $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 elegant and spacious rooms feature modern furnishings, décor and technology with inspiring 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 breathtaking views of the Sweetgrass Golf Course. Perfect for foursomes looking for added space and a fun environment.


“Over the past ten years and with the addition of Sage Run, we have become a very popular destination for golfers. Adding the new rooms and golf suites creates versatile and exciting lodging options and makes their overall experience that much more enjoyable.”


New Golf packages and suites now being booked  

With the new hotel opening, now is the time for golfers to book their 2022 Spring/Summer golf packages. Led by its Sweetgrass and Sage Run courses, the resort’s fully customizable packages offer 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-night lodging options with up to four golf rounds. Package prices range from $95-$758, depending on time of year and single/double occupancy.


Golfers seeking to escape the stress of the big city and experience a scenic and fun golf vacation among the peaceful beauty of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula should plan a trip to the Island Resort.


About Island Resort & Casino

Located in Michigan’s scenic Upper Peninsula 13 miles west of Escanaba, Island Resort & Casino is one of the Midwest’s largest golf, casino and entertainment resort destinations. The resort now features over 400 guest rooms, more than 1,200 of the latest slots, a poker room, various gaming tables, a sportsbook and a bingo hall, two championship golf courses, the luxurious Drift Spa, an RV Park, a headline entertainment showroom, a customizable, expansive convention space and enough dining choices to please every palette. More than 100 new hotel rooms have been added, along with Horizons, a new high-end dining venue, and convention space on the top floor. A new family waterpark, Splash Island and pool area for kids and adults has also been added. The destination is easily accessible via two regional airports in Escanaba and Marquette connecting through Detroit, Saginaw, Lansing or Grand Rapids. 


For more information, visit www.islandresortgolf.com.