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Pinnacle Entertainment’s Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles and River City Casino & Hotel earn 2017 AAA Four Diamond Award

Also ranked Best Hotels of 2017 by U.S. News & World Report; lauded for premier accommodations and exceptional hospitality

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River City Casino & Hotel

River City Casino & Hotel

River City’s stunning AAA Four Diamond seven-story hotel offers 193 guest rooms and seven suites. Its first-floor guestrooms feature beautiful garden patios.

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River City Casino & Hotel

River City Casino & Hotel

River City's hotel amenities include luxurious pillow-top beds and the finest bath accessories available.

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Cibare Italian Kitchen

Cibare Italian Kitchen

River City's newest restaurant, Cibare Italian Kitchen is under the leadership of Chef de Cuisine Pierpaolo Pittia, a certified “Italian Culinary Master Chef” by the Italian Academia Barilla

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Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles

Located just west of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in historic St. Charles, Mo., Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles offers an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

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Ameristar St. Charles Luxury Hotel

Ameristar St. Charles Luxury Hotel

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa’s all-suite AAA Four Diamond hotel features sunken living rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing views of the Missouri River on one side and the historic city of St. Charles on the other.

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ara the spa at Ameristar

ara the spa at Ameristar

Ameristar’s luxurious award-winning, full-service ara spa is adjacent to indoor and outdoor resort-pools, where guests can reserve a poolside cabana or day bed with enticing amenities and personalized attendant services.

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ST. LOUIS, March 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles and River City Casino & Hotel in South County have earned the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating, ranking them among the nation’s elite hotels with the highest standards of service and world class amenities. Just 5.9 percent of the nearly 28,000 hotels approved by AAA achieve the Four Diamond distinction.

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“I am once again honored that AAA has chosen to recognize Ameristar as the first and only hotel in St. Charles County to earn this award,” said Ameristar’s vice president and general manager, Ward Shaw. “Our luxury hotel, world-class amenities and impeccable service are what bring more visitors to Ameristar Casino than to any other single attraction in the State of Missouri.”

“By consistently creating magical and memorable moments for our guests, River City continues to exceed guests' expectations with superior personal service and first-class amenities in our beautiful hotel," said River City’s vice president and general manager, Chris Plant. "Along with being recognized in the top two percent of all Missouri hotels, this AAA Four Diamond distinction is evidence that our team members are committed to providing exceptional hospitality for visitors and guests."

Additionally, U.S. News & World Report released its Best Hotels of 2017 recently and Ameristar St. Charles and River City were nationally ranked and listed among the top two percent of Missouri hotels. The seventh annual Best Hotels rankings evaluate more than 3,000 luxury properties across the United States as determined by reputation among professional travel experts, guest reviews and hotel class rankings.

Ranked in the top four among luxury hotels in Missouri in 2017 by U.S. News & World Report, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa’s all-suite AAA Four Diamond hotel features sunken living rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing views of the Missouri River on one side and the historic city of St. Charles on the other. Ameristar’s luxurious award-winning, full-service ara spa is adjacent to indoor and outdoor resort-pools, where guests can reserve a poolside cabana or day bed with enticing amenities and personalized attendant services.

River City’s stunning AAA Four Diamond seven-story hotel offers 193 guest rooms and seven suites. Its first-floor guestrooms feature beautiful garden patios. Other amenities include luxurious pillow-top beds, the finest bath accessories available (including a TV in the bathroom mirror), LED TVs, iPod docking stations, high-speed wireless Internet, robes, slippers, hairdryers, safes, views of the Mississippi River and fully furnished rooms with prints by Missouri’s best local artists.

Pinnacle Entertainment now operates nine properties on the Best Hotels of 2017 list. Six of the hotels have also earned illustrious AAA Four Diamond distinction; L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge, L’Auberge Casino Resort Lake Charles, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Blackhawk, Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles, Ameristar Casino Hotel Council Bluffs and River City Casino & Hotel.

About Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles
Located just west of the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in historic St. Charles, Mo., Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles offers an exceptional gaming and entertainment experience in the St. Louis metropolitan area.  The property features a 130,000-square-foot casino; AAA Four Diamond full-service luxury suite hotel with 400 well-appointed rooms, an indoor-outdoor pool, seven dining venues; 12 bars, an entertainment venue, a full-service luxury day spa; and a 20,000-square-foot conference center.

About River City Casino & Hotel
River City Casino & Hotel is located approximately 10 miles south of downtown St. Louis, along the banks of the Mississippi River. The entertainment destination features a 90,000-square-foot, award-winning casino with the best slot machines and table games; a AAA Four Diamond full-service luxury hotel, a 14,000 square-foot multi-purpose event center featuring national entertainment acts; several restaurants and covered parking. River City Casino & Hotel is located at 777 River City Casino Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63125. Call 888-578-7289 or visit www.rivercity.com for more information.

About Pinnacle Entertainment
Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. owns and operates 16 gaming entertainment businesses, located in Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania. In addition, Pinnacle holds a majority interest in the racing license owner, as well as a management contract, for Retama Park Racetrack outside of San Antonio, Texas. Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. is publicly traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the ticker symbol PNK. To learn more about Pinnacle Entertainment, please visit www.pnkinc.com

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