Mardi Gras Casino Resort Hotel

In a continued effort to enhance the entertainment and gaming experience at Mardi Gras Casino and Resort, a new 150-room luxury hotel was designed in the French Quarter theme for a long-standing WV racetrack and casino destination. Without the parameters of an established chain hotel brand or concept, the owners at Mardi Gras worked with our design team to develop a highly customized arrangement of room types, amenities, and palette of materials, fixtures, and furnishings. The resulting design greatly compliments the entire campus character and works to present a cohesively themed resort facility. The building is sited on a higher site plateau and is connected to the gaming center via a pedestrian bridge where guests can easily flow from warm and pleasant private guest rooms to the excitement of the casino atmosphere. Perched on this higher ground, the hotel development is lavishly landscaped, utilizing a combination of native plantings and ornamental trees and hedges indicative of the New Orleans French Quarter. The building architecture is also developed with this theme in mind, resulting in a highly layered and rich mixture of building materials, colors, balconies, and roof lines that recall the lively infill and eclectic composition of Bourbon Street.

The main level of the hotel is anchored by an open sequence of public spaces including a central lounge, bar, and dining area, a well equipped fitness center, and indoor swimming pool utilizing saline technology.

Executive meeting spaces are provided for guests, as well as access to a number of charming outdoor patios connected to the various public entertainment and relaxation spaces. Working off of a very clear and simple circulation system and grand elevator lobby that reinforces way-finding, a number of guest rooms are located on the main level and provide the ultimate connectivity to the resort amenities.

The upper floors of the hotel development provide a wide range of guest room typologies, including various arrangements of single king bed and double queen bed rooms. Junior suites with internal sitting areas are located on every floor, as well as a combination of executive suites equipped with enhanced furnishings, gas fireplaces, and luxury spas. The Winner’s Circle Lounge is located on the top floor and offers the ultimate in private V.I.P. accommodations.

Our design team was challenged to not only provide architectural and landscape design, but also to provide complete interior design services. Through the selection of all interior finishes and color palettes, lighting and plumbing fixtures, furniture, bedding, window treatments, and artwork, our team was able to craft a complete guest stay experience that provides customized comfort in this themed resort at every level of design detail.


Mardi Gras Casino Resort Hotel


Cross Lanes, WV


87,000 gsf


New Construction