IOWA’S OUTSTANDING ATTRACTION AWARD GOES TO HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO SIOUX CITY
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (October 23, 2015) – Today, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City announced it has been named “Outstanding Attraction in Iowa” by the Iowa Tourism Office. The award, presented at the 2015 Iowa Tourism Conference, honors Iowa’s most outstanding tourism organizations and represents the highest tourism honor given in the state.
“Receiving this award means so much to our team,” said Todd Moyer, General Manager at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City. “We strive to deliver the very best in hospitality and entertainment every day, and are honored to be recognized as a new leader in Iowa’s tourism industry.”
The $126 million project that completely restored the historic Battery Building from the industrial manufacturing structure that it was into the AAA Four Diamond rated property that it is now, recently celebrated its one year anniversary on August 1st. In just one short year, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City created over 500 local jobs in the tri-state region. The facility has welcomed more than two million visitors, held over 200 shows, paid out more than $16.5 million in jackpots, and issued more than 85,000 event tickets to customers in 46 states.
Recognizing the very best travel sights in Iowa, the annual Iowa Tourism Awards uses extensive evaluations and countless reviews by industry members to determine award winners. The Outstanding Attraction in Iowa award is one of 24 awards featured during the Iowa Tourism Conference. Other award categories included Outstanding Event, Outstanding Retail, and People’s Choice Award.
“We promised our guests the top entertainment destination in the state,” continued Moyer. “Bringing in the best and most versatile line-up of entertainment, from rock icons like SLASH, Deep Purple and Elvis Costello, country music all-stars Chris Young and Clint Black, modern artists along the likes of Colbie Caillat and 3 Doors Down, to national comedians like Tom Arnold or Lisa Lampanelli, is just one way we deliver on that promise.”
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City, located in Sioux City, Iowa, is a fully-integrated gaming resort that includes more than 835 slot machines, a live-entertainment venue, an outdoor event space, multiple bars and restaurants with award-winning chefs, and a AAA Four Diamond Award-winning boutique hotel. The property boasts rock-n-roll inspired decor that has the perfect mix of historical architecture and modern amenities.