In 2003, Ameristar Casinos began a comprehensive renovation of its riverfront Kansas City property in order
to keep pace in a highly competitive local gaming market. After being open for most of a decade, the property was in need of functional and cosmetic upgrades and PGAV provided Architect of Record services for a wide range of upgrades.
Renovations included a major upgrade to the gaming floor, several restaurants and a comprehensive interior renovation and recladding of the existing hotel. Renovations to the gaming floor included cosmetic upgrades to both levels, addition of two bars with innovative audio-visual equipment, a new cabaret bar, addition of two specialty gaming areas and the addition of two new entry signs.
Renovations also included a wide range of themed restaurants and bars. The Amerisports Brewpub has even been named by the local media the "Taj Mahal of sports bars" for its on-site brewing capability and elaborate audiovisual system.