Sioux City, Iowa — A northwest Iowa hotel and casino complex has been named an “Outstanding Attraction in Iowa” by the Iowa Tourism Office.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City received the award at the 2015 Iowa Tourism Conference, which honors Iowa’s most outstanding tourism organizations and represents the highest tourism honor given in the state.
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.
The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is a $126 million facility that completely restored Sioux City’s historic Battery Building from the industrial manufacturing structure that it was into the AAA Four Diamond rated property that it is now. The facility celebrated its one year anniversary on August 1st. In just one short year, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City created over 500 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.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City 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.