Bar and Auditorium

Location:  Verona, NY

Completed:  Summer 2021

Program:  Bar and Auditorium

Construction Type:  Renovation

Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities and serves as an event destination for millions of people each year. In 2021, the Turning Stone Showroom was rebranded and redesigned to provide a higher quality musical and performance experience for visitors.

This multi-million-dollar renovation completely reconfigured the event space from a cabaret-style low tiered seating area with poor sight lines into a stadium-style 650 seat professional auditorium where every seat has improved stage views. The renovation included all new interior wall and floor finishes, seating, railings, theatrical curtains, lighting and sound. In addition, the main entrance to the Showroom was repositioned to provide more visibility from the main Circulation Hall and Gaming floor area, while adding a new entrance foyer with bar for use by Event attendees prior to entering the Showroom.

Drawing influences from other areas of the Resort, the undulating entry foyer bar space seeks to provide a distinctly elegant and welcoming experience through the use of rich materials such as wood trim, leather wall covering, glittering granite, brushed brass accents, and its signature curvilinear decorative ceiling with programmable multi-color LED cove lighting. Despite the small space, custom design details were developed for every aspect of the bar area including custom inlays in the wood paneling, a custom bar design, back bar, under-lit bottle shelving and custom inlay floor patterning. The attention to detail extends into the Showroom event space with custom metal railings, custom carpet and patterning, recessed stair and pathway lighting, and custom fabricated wall covering.