A 1,000 pound, 25-foot-long beam was put in place August 29 at Muckleshoot Casino in Auburn, Washington, for construction of a glass tower featuring hotel rooms and an expanded gaming area.
Placement of the beam, signed by Muckleshoot Indian Tribal members and construction workers, was part of a ceremony marking a new phase in the project.
“Under the stewardship of the Muckleshoot Tribe, we’re creating a resort destination where memories will be made,” said Muckleshoot CEO John James in a statement. “Our commanding hotel tower, already drawing regional attention with its proud silhouette against the skyline, will be a beacon for the exceptional. From the excitement of more ways to play to the warmth of elevated guest service, we will be the preferred central gathering point to dine, play and stay.”
According to the News Tribune in Tacoma, the tower was originally slated to open last year. Plans for the new tower were announced in 2019, but the project faced delays including a concrete strike. The tower is now expected to open in the fall of 2023.
The 18-story-high glass tower will feature approximately 400 guestrooms, an expanded gaming area, an indoor pool, spa services, and a rooftop steakhouse. Earlier phases added a 20,000-square-foot events center, three fast-casual dining destinations, a high-energy center bar, increased smoke-free gaming and a Caesars Sportsbook.
“Piece by piece, we are building towards an exciting new standard for regional tourism,” said Muckleshoot Casino Chief Operating Officer Tyrone Simmons. “The addition of a dynamic resort experience to Muckleshoot Casino exemplifies the Muckleshoot Tribe’s commitment and dedication to developing unmatched destinations.”