Island Resort and Casino – Harris, Michigan
Island Resort and Casino
When driving along miles of highway lined by farm fields and forestland, it is easy to believe one is in the middle of nowhere. Suddenly, there is a break in the trees, and out pops an eye-catching venue that appears to stretch for blocks, is flanked by hotel towers and seems to say, “Hello, we are here, and you are welcome!” That is the feeling tour groups have when arriving at the Island Resort and Casino in Harris, Michigan. This welcoming feeling is just one of the many things that make a trip to the Island memorable.
Visitors rave over the friendly and accommodating group tour staff and the more than 900 dedicated employees. Readers of Casino Player Magazine awarded this amazing staff with the title “Best Overall Service” in the Best of the Midwest 2019 Dining & Nightlife Awards.
Check in is quick and easy. Guests settle into their hotel rooms before they are off to explore 408,520 square feet of casino, which offers slot machines, blackjack, a poker room, craps, Spanish 21, three card poker, let-it-ride, roulette and bingo. The Island Resort and Casino has been recognized for its unique gaming promotions and exciting slot tournaments.
Guests’ first stop is the Island Club, which is centrally located between the hotel lobby and Paradise Bay Gift Shop. Friendly and knowledgeable hosts are eager to answer players’ questions about using the Island Club card and making the most of their experience throughout the venue.
The Island’s mobile app allows patrons to check their point totals, see current promotions, schedule time at the spa, purchase tickets to shows and so much more. Even before they arrive, guests can make plans for their stay.
When ready for a break from the gaming floor, the Island offers a multitude of dining options, ranging from snacks to formal dining. Check out 5 Bridges Steak and Seafood House, 5 Bridges Pub, Firekeeper’s Restaurant, T.McC’s Sports Bar, Coral Reef Grille, Signature Subs & Pizza, The Coffee & Bakery Shop as well as The Custard Shop.
“We strive to make each guest’s dining experience memorable,” said Food and Beverage Director Stephan Gakstatter. “Our kitchen staff takes pride in the dishes they prepare, and our wait staff consistently delivers friendly service that helps create an inviting atmosphere.”
As a full-service resort, the Island is pleased to pamper guests at the luxurious Drift Spa. Here, guests encounter high-end spa services and have access to the resort’s saltwater pool, steam rooms and sauna. Group tour guests may treat themselves to a manicure or pedicure, one of the nature-based facial or body treatments, or even purchase the “clean-beauty” make-up products, lotions, bath salts and other spa-related comforts to take home.
Music and comedy are regular features at Club 41. Patrons enjoy national and local bands, comedians, dancing and a full-service bar. Headliners perform in the Island Showroom—an intimate 1,300-seat theater that allows for a close-up, firsthand concert experience.
With so much to offer, group tour operators agree, the Island Resort and Casino is “Your Total Resort Experience.”
Island Resort and Casino Group Tour Packages
The Island Resort & Casino’s Group Tour Program offers tour operators access to one of the most competitive group tour packages around. Enrollment in the Island’s Group Tour Program provides an endless array of valuable benefits, not only for the tour operator, but for their guests as well.
Tour operators benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the Island’s group sales staff, who are all Certified Travel Industry Specialists (CTIS). These skilled individuals will assist in the planning of every aspect of the trip ensuring that all the details are handled to perfection.
“The Island Resort and Casino in Harris, Michigan is a #1 destination for our tour groups. Customer feedback is always positive! The resort is inviting, exceptionally clean, and the staff is friendly and helpful.
There’s a wide variety of gaming, exceptional food – from casual to more formal dining, and even a relaxing spa experience.
Many of my customers like to golf on the Island’s two beautiful golf courses and rave about the experience!
The most impressive part is the wonderful Group Tour Program they offer to us and our customers! It is by far the best package offered compared to other casino resorts we visit, and believe me, I visit many casino resorts all over the USA!”
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The Island’s Group Tour Program allows tour operators to customize their travel itinerary to meet the specific needs of their individual groups. For example, customizing the length of stay (4 hrs, 1 night, 2 nights, 3 nights or longer), arrival and departure times and guest wake-up calls.
Groups can receive up to $260 per day in promo cash. A meal voucher is also included.
Incentive may be available for new tour operators. For more information, phone Group Sales at (800) 682-6040, extension 2121 or visit islandresortandcasino.com.