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New Hotel Groundbreaking

11/15/2018

New Hotel Groundbreaking

RUNNING ACES CASINO & RACETRACK AND

GRANDSTAY HOSPITALITY HOLD

CEREMONIAL GROUNDBREAKING FOR NEW HOTEL

Hotel Scheduled to Open in December, 2019

COLUMBUS, Minn. (November 15, 2018) --- Running Aces Casino & Racetrack will be adding another word to its name: hotel.  The official groundbreaking ceremony was held today to celebrate the start of a new 116 room hotel.  RAHP, LLC and GrandStay Hospitality, LLC are teaming up to operate the property scheduled to open in early December 2019. Running Aces is working with architectural firm The Cuningham Group and Truline Construction on the development of the hotel.

Taro Ito President/CEO of Running Aces Casino & Racetrack was joined by City and County officials as well as local residents to mark this special event.

“We are excited to be given the opportunity to offer locals and those visiting the Twin Cities a top-quality entertainment/destination venue,” said Ito. “When completed, Running Aces will offer something for everyone: gamers, horse enthusiasts, family and business travelers, and most of all local Twin City residents looking for a fun night or two of entertainment.”

Running Aces signed an exclusivity agreement with GrandStay Hospitality, LLC in 2016 and with the addition of Running Aces, there will be 20 GrandStay properties across Minnesota.

GrandStay Hospitality President Jon Kennedy said, “The new hotel at Running Aces will be a fabulous addition to GrandStay’s growing family of hotels. Our proprietary global reservation system complements the dynamic appeal of the Running Aces entertainment complex. As a Minnesota-based brand, we are ecstatic to offer our unique services to this new venture.”

Groundbreaking photo from left to right: John Derus, Jesse Preiner, Jeff Duraine, Dustin Johnson, Peter Frank, Taro Ito, Jon Kennedy and Joe Goracke   * photo credit: John Wagner Photography

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