I love it when an older resort gets a face lift and appeals to a whole new generation of travelers. The French Lick Resort and Spa
has been renovated in the past year to coincide with the opening of the property's new casino. The original resort was built in the 1840s and then rebuilt in grand style in the late 1890s. Now the 443-room resort includes a larger revamped spa that still includes the mineral-rich "Pluto Water" that lured guests to the hotel one hundred years ago. The 84,000 square-foot nautically themed casino has a large gaming room with 26-foot ceilings.
The hotel is still being worked on but is open to guests. For those who really want to step back in time the hotel is holding a 1920s-themed New Year's Eve celebration. For $695 you can stay at the hotel, attend the Roaring Twenties party with a five course dinner and an open bar and enjoy breakfast the next morning.
[via The Daily World