Hotel ready for 1st guests since 1932

Seventy-five years after its last guests checked out, the West Baden Springs Hotel is ready for a grand reopening next week that will cap a $90 million restoration that's returned the domed structure to its ... Full Story
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Since: Mar 07

Lexington, KY

#1 May 19, 2007
Good for Bill Cook. He has done all of us a great service by preserving this structure for another hundred years. Well done and thank you Mr. Cook.
Out of BIZ

Chicago, IL

#2 May 19, 2007
The new racinos will doom this area big time - Area is too remote for affluent City residents. It will go gang busters for a year than kiss it goodbye.
UNION STATION AGAIN

Chicago, IL

#3 May 19, 2007
WOW - SOUNDS LIKE ANOTHER WHITE ELEPHANT - CAN U SAY UNION STATION
Cater to locales

Chicago, IL

#4 May 19, 2007
Convert it into a wal mart - That is were those po white local folks shop - The little town centers down there are all vacant since the Wal Mart in Paoli and jasper opened. The big thing is walmart on saturday night after the buffet at KFC.
Apiarist

Indianapolis, IN

#5 May 19, 2007
boeingman wrote:
Good for Bill Cook.
I agree; it's an awesome structure. I hope it's successful.
Told You So

French Lick, IN

#6 May 19, 2007
It will stay open, Bill Cook will see to it.
whatever

United States

#7 May 19, 2007
We toured it while it was under renovations. It is breathtaking. Can't wait to spend the night there. Wonder if it is haunted??
Washington Twp resident

United States

#8 May 19, 2007
We need a passenger train that goes from Indy through French Lick and then down to the casinos on the Ohio River. I think that would go a long way toward French Lick renovations being a success. There are a lot of elderly folks who love to gamble, and if they didn't have to drive, I think they would visit French Lick more often. There is already a train station there next to the French Lick Springs hotel.
First thought

AOL

#9 May 19, 2007
Thank you Mr. Cook
old fogy

Bowling Green, KY

#10 May 19, 2007
West Baden Springs and French Lick are going to have to team up and spend mega bucks for some high powered advertising.
Does not bode well

Chicago, IL

#11 May 19, 2007
old fogy wrote:
West Baden Springs and French Lick are going to have to team up and spend mega bucks for some high powered advertising.
French Lick casino is already crying the blues - Too remote and all the women working the casino have mustaches and 40 inch waste - Sexy
Jesus Chrysler

Antioch, TN

#12 May 19, 2007
Does not bode well wrote:
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French Lick casino is already crying the blues - Too remote and all the women working the casino have mustaches and 40 inch waste - Sexy
Don't be a hater dude. Besides, our heavenly Father likes ladies with mustaches. Just look at the Jewish women.

your humble savior,
Jesus Chrysler

Geth now, and be stupid no more.
Building Character

AOL

#13 May 19, 2007
I find it interesting that someone who does not know when to use "then" instead of "than" is now an economics major who can prognosticate the future of this area.

The fact of the matter is that anyone who plans to go to the "Racinos" instead of the FrenchLick or West Baden Hotel most likely do not have the money to stay in the two hotels anyway. The real gamblers play table games which they will not have at the racinos.

Visitors will also go to these two historic landmarks BECAUSE they are out of the way. It is a true get away with 3 golf courses, 2 spas, horseback riding, bowling, indoor tennis, and yes a casino. One step inside that dome will be enough to bring you back again. Those who say otherwise have not stepped foot in this yet.

Non-elitist

Indianapolis, IN

#14 May 19, 2007
The farther from Indianapolis, the better. Thank you Mr. Cook. I'll be booking a get-a-way weekend soon....and light rail transportation to these two revived venues is a brilliant idea. Maybe Mr. Cook can help work on that next.
Otter

AOL

#15 May 19, 2007
Somehow the Greenbrier, in West Virginia of all places, has managed to survive!
yoyo

Indianapolis, IN

#16 May 19, 2007
Waste o' money. Good for him. Like I'd drive from across the street to stay there. Not...
It worked

Chicago, IL

#17 May 19, 2007
Building Character wrote:
I find it interesting that someone who does not know when to use "then" instead of "than" is now an economics major who can prognosticate the future of this area.
The fact of the matter is that anyone who plans to go to the "Racinos" instead of the FrenchLick or West Baden Hotel most likely do not have the money to stay in the two hotels anyway. The real gamblers play table games which they will not have at the racinos.
Visitors will also go to these two historic landmarks BECAUSE they are out of the way. It is a true get away with 3 golf courses, 2 spas, horseback riding, bowling, indoor tennis, and yes a casino. One step inside that dome will be enough to bring you back again. Those who say otherwise have not stepped foot in this yet.
Table games do not pay the bills - Slots is were the profits are - That is why those places have thousands of slots and only 20 -30 tables - If the tables made tons of money the racinos would have asked for them instead of slots - Gomer
One step inside that dome will be enough to bring you back again - Once - Than it is old hat -
Brain drain

Chicago, IL

#18 May 19, 2007
Building Character wrote:
I find it interesting that someone who does not know when to use "then" instead of "than" is now an economics major who can prognosticate the future of this area.
The fact of the matter is that anyone who plans to go to the "Racinos" instead of the FrenchLick or West Baden Hotel most likely do not have the money to stay in the two hotels anyway. The real gamblers play table games which they will not have at the racinos.
Visitors will also go to these two historic landmarks BECAUSE they are out of the way. It is a true get away with 3 golf courses, 2 spas, horseback riding, bowling, indoor tennis, and yes a casino. One step inside that dome will be enough to bring you back again. Those who say otherwise have not stepped foot in this yet.
LOL - PEOPLE WITH MONEY AND REAL GAMBLERS GO TO VEGAS - NOT SOME REDNECK BACKWOODS STATE.
OFFEND A LIB

Chicago, IL

#19 May 19, 2007
Jesus Chrysler wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't be a hater dude. Besides, our heavenly Father likes ladies with mustaches. Just look at the Jewish women.
your humble savior,
Jesus Chrysler
Geth now, and be stupid no more.
Do not mention christ in a public forum - you may offend a lib
OFFEND A LIB

Chicago, IL

#20 May 19, 2007
Building Character wrote:
I find it interesting that someone who does not know when to use "then" instead of "than" is now an economics major who can prognosticate the future of this area.
The fact of the matter is that anyone who plans to go to the "Racinos" instead of the FrenchLick or West Baden Hotel most likely do not have the money to stay in the two hotels anyway. The real gamblers play table games which they will not have at the racinos.
Visitors will also go to these two historic landmarks BECAUSE they are out of the way. It is a true get away with 3 golf courses, 2 spas, horseback riding, bowling, indoor tennis, and yes a casino. One step inside that dome will be enough to bring you back again. Those who say otherwise have not stepped foot in this yet.
Racinos Hurt casinos - PERIOD - It is common knowledge.

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