January 2015

Indiana Resort Debuts Expanded Event Center


French Lick Resort has unveiled the addition of a $20 million, 58,000-square-foot expansion to its meeting and event spaces.

The expanded Meeting and Event Center now has more than 101,000 square feet of meeting space, including a flexible new 22,000-square-foot ballroom. With a total of 163,000 square feet of customizable meeting and event space resort-wide, French Lick Resort is reportedly now the largest privately owned meeting space in Indiana.

The Meeting and Event Center now features 27 meeting rooms including:

  • 31,600-square foot Exhibition Center.
  • 22,600-square-foot Hoosier Ballroom.
  • 12,700-square-foot Windsor Ballroom.
  • 6,700-square-foot Clifton Ballroom.
  • 18 breakout rooms of various sizes.
  • Complimentary high-speed wireless internet.
  • A/V equipment and expert technical support.
  • Concierge services.
  • On-site floral and decor professional.
  • Complimentary resort-wide shuttle and trolley service.
  • Complimentary valet or self-parking.

Traditional meeting space is available in boardrooms, conference rooms and large-scale ballrooms. Many unique venues are also available, and groups can gather around a campfire at The Stables, dine alfresco on one of the highest points in Indiana or bond over bowling.

Unlike a traditional conference center, French Lick Resort's capabilities extend beyond meeting space. By choosing the southern Indiana meeting destination, planners will have the convenience of everything under one roof. From guest rooms to dining venues, entertainment options to resort activities, the planning team can address all the needs of attendees. The resort amenities enhance the overall meeting experience. 

A team of dedicated professionals can also put together on-site specialty events to add some extra panache’ to clients' meetings. Private culinary demonstrations, talent shows or a little something called “Wild West Adventure” can all be held at the resort. Off-site transportation, secondary venues and additional contacts are not necessary when meetings are held here.

French Lick Resort is a $560 million historic restoration and casino development project that includes the West Baden Springs Hotel, French Lick Springs Hotel and French Lick Casino; it features 689 guest rooms and suites; a 51,000-square-foot, single-level casino; 63 holes of golf, including the fully restored 1917-designed Donald Ross Course at French Lick and the 18-hole Pete Dye Course at French Lick; and two full-service spas with a combined 36 treatment rooms totaling 42,000 square feet.

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