Twin River hotel nears completion

Twin River hotel nears completion

Construction crews work on the exterior of Twin River Lincoln’s new hotel, expected to be completed in September. (Breeze photos by Nicole Dotzenrod)

LINCOLN – The finishing touches are being put on a four-story, 136-room hotel set to open this fall on Twin River Casino’s Lincoln campus.

The $30 million project will bring the “play, dine, stay” concept to Lincoln, according to casino officials. Work is nearing completion and is expected to be wrapped up in September.

Amenities will include a spa, indoor pool featuring a stone fireplace, a 14-person meeting room, fitness center, rentable courtyard off the lobby and suite-style accommodations.

The Lincoln Town Council cleared the way for the project in 2015 by voting to approve a comprehensive plan amendment and zoning change for the property. The hotel was phased for demand, with 136 units in phase one of the project and space to build an additional 125 rooms during phase two.

Constructed by union workers, the general contractor for the project is Excell Construction Corp. of East Greenwich, with A/Z/Corp. of North Kingstown serving as construction manager. JCJ Architecture, architects of the Twin River Casino and Tiverton Casino, is the design and architecture firm for the Lincoln hotel.

Twin River Casino is gearing up to open its doors to its new casino and hotel in Tiverton, part of a $170 million total investment in the state of Rhode Island by Twin River, according to casino officials. The Tiverton campus will be bigger than Newport Grand, which will close when Twin River Tiverton opens to the public. The casino is scheduled to open Sept. 1.

In addition, Twin River Casino Lincoln is rolling out a new feature: stadium gaming technology allowing users to play table games from one terminal. With Fusion Hybrid technology, a player will be able to connect to up to four live table games using a single touchscreen terminal. The stadium gaming technology is currently being installed at a portion of the casino’s grandstands overlooking its former racetrack.

The recent legalization of sports betting will bring other changes to Twin River’s Lincoln casino, including the renovation of unused space for sports wagering activities. While the plans are still being drawn up, casino officials said they expect to turn a former restaurant space into an area dedicated to sports wagering, where guests can watch live sporting events while placing their bets. The changes are expected to take shape over the next several months.

New stadium gaming technology is being installed at Twin River Casino in Lincoln this summer.
Headboards have been installed in the guest rooms at Twin River Casino’s Lincoln hotel, currently under construction. When complete, the buildout will include a mattress and light fixtures.