The Tulalip Resort Casino is undergoing a two-year renovation that expands the existing casino by 70,000 square and adds design features throughout that highlight the Tulalip Tribes’ culture and traditions. This illustration depicts the casino’s new center bar. (Rice Fergus Miller)

The Tulalip Resort Casino is undergoing a two-year renovation that expands the existing casino by 70,000 square and adds design features throughout that highlight the Tulalip Tribes’ culture and traditions. This illustration depicts the casino’s new center bar. (Rice Fergus Miller)

Tulalip casino undergoing major, two-year renovation

The project expands the resort’s gaming and guest features and adds features to highlight the Tulalip Tribes’ culture.

TULALIP — The Tulalip Tribes kicked off a major, two-year renovation last month of the Tulalip Resort Casino.

The construction project will expand the north end of the existing 192,000-square-foot casino by more than a third, adding 70,000 square feet of new space.

The makeover adds gaming and guest facilities. And new design features throughout the property will highlight the Tulalip Tribes’ culture and traditions, and illustrate the dynamics of the Salish Sea, shorelines and forest environments, the tribes said in a statement.

“In keeping with our connection to our waters as the People of the Salmon, we will continue to tell our story through the new architectural features and visuals, a rich palate of colors and the use of natural materials,” Marci Fryberg, president and chief operating officer of Tulalip Gaming Organization, said in a statement.

The project is set for completion in late 2025.

The resort’s north entrance was closed earlier this year to prepare for the first phase of construction.

The existing gaming floor will remain open. Throughout the project, measures will be taken to minimize disruptions for guests, the tribes said.

The 12-story Tulalip Resort Casino currently offers 370 hotel rooms, a gaming floor with a DraftKings sportsbook, 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, dining venues and full-service spa.

Swinerton Construction is the building contractor and Rice Fergus Miller is the architectural firm for the project.

Swinerton is one of the nation’s top builders in the hospitality sector. Bremerton-based Rice Fergus Miller has extensive project credits serving Native communities, the casino said.

Janice Podsada: 425-339-3097; jpodsada@heraldnet.com; Twitter: @JanicePods.

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