Developer Reveals New Details About Pier B Resort

Opening Planned For June 2016

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FOX 21’s Dan Hanger takes you inside the new Pier B Resort that’s transforming Duluth’s waterfront with an opening date of June 2016.

The $30 million hotel, restaurant – and now — beach development has views of Duluth you won’t find anywhere else.

And get this! Reservations are already in the books.

“What a site! You’re next to Bayfront and all the activity during the weekends here, and being four blocks from the Canal,” described Alex Giuliani, one of two developers behind the resort.

“As the progress has progressed … we saw what we had to work with. It just keeps getting better and better,” Guiliani said.

Crews are topping off the fourth and final floor of the 140-room hotel, which is expected to be sealed up by mid-November when work inside begins.

But that’s not stopping people from booking rooms in advance of the projected opening in the beginning of June – before Grandma’s Marathon.

“Fourth of July is almost getting full already. There’s a lot of activity,” Giuliani said.

Meanwhile, we’re learning new details about the project that Giuliani feels will truly create a unique lifestyle.

“There’s a lot of things we’ve been kind of keeping under wraps,” Giuliani said.

The two-level restaurant and bar, called The Silos Restaurant, will be on the first floor with outdoor seating and of course a view of the waterfront.

The banquet hall will now include 6,000 square feet of outdoor grass for special events.

The indoor pool and sauna will look out to the Lift Bridge, and the slip is now clean and ready for swimming.

“It was about a month ago when we took the temperature of the water, and it was at 78 degrees, which is a very good temperature for swimming,” Giuliani said.

And because of that, slip plans have expanded to include a beach entrance, boat launch for guests, a public entry for kayakers and paddle boarders and more.

“We might have water slides, we might have rope swings. It’s kind of endless what you can think of what to do with that and to really give it that resort feeling,” Giuliani said.

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