A massive $400 million expansion at the Snoqualmie Casino, slated to bring 1.2 million square feet of renovations and expansions, officially kicked-off last week.
The highlights of the two-year-long construction effort on the Snoqualmie Tribe’s reservation include a new 210-room luxury hotel, 2,000 seat event center and 11,000 square feet of expanded gaming space at the casino.
Expansion will also add a full-service spa, fitness center, indoor pool, a new onsite parking structure and two new restaurants. The project is estimated to create 500 new jobs.
Phase one of the project, which is now underway, includes work on the casino’s valet entrance and parking facilities.
The project will be headed by the Cumming Group, a construction consultancy, and Skanska, a Seattle-based general contractor who built the original Snoqualmie Casino in 2008.
Scott Hebert, a senior project manager at Cumming, said the expansion will provide a significant boost to the local community through job creation and provide much needed hotel, concert and meeting spaces.
“We could not be more excited to bring this caliber of resort experience to Snoqualmie,” he said in a press release.
The expansion comes about a month after the Snoqualmie City Council approved an agreement between the city and Snoqualmie Tribe. The Tribe agreed to pay the city $6.6 million in exchange for additional sewer service needed for construction.
That deal was the fifth iteration of an ongoing agreement between the two parties and followed about two-years of negotiations.
The new hotel will be the second owned by the Tribe, which has owned the Salish Lodge and Spa since purchasing the property in 2019.