The Tulalip Tribes have officially broken ground on a significant expansion and renovation project for the Tulalip Resort Casino, located at 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd. in Tulalip, Washington. The project involves a 70,250 square foot addition, boosting the casino’s size to over 262,000 square feet, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported.
The project is spearheaded by general contractor Swinerton Construction of San Francisco and architect Rice Fergus Miller based in Bremerton. In November of last year, the casino announced plans to have the project completed by the end of 2025.
The Tulalip Resort Casino currently spans 192,000 square feet and features a 12-story hotel with 370 guest rooms, 30,000 square feet of meeting, convention and wedding space, a full-service spa, multiple restaurants and a 3,000-seat amphitheater, according to the release.
The original casino was constructed for $78 million in 2003 before undergoing a $15 million renovation in 2016. In 2017, the tribes commenced construction on the $100 million Quil Ceda Creek Casino, located less than 3 miles away, which opened its doors in 2021, per industry reports.
The renovation project, which aims to celebrate the Tulalip Tribes’ rich culture and traditions, will incorporate innovative design concepts inspired by the dynamics of the Salish Sea, shorelines and forest environments.
The ongoing renovation has temporarily closed the north entrance of Tulalip Resort Casino as of January 15, marking the first phase of construction. However, the game floor will remain open throughout the construction period, ensuring minimal disruption to visitors.