Snoqualmie, Wash. (July 6, 2022) – Cumming Group, an international construction consultancy, and Seattle-based general contractor Skanska, have kicked off construction of the Snoqualmie Casino expansion and new luxury hotel. The $400 million expansion will provide the Greater Seattle area with an unmatched gaming and hospitality destination as well as additional jobs for the local community.
Providing project management, cost, and scheduling consulting services, Cumming’s regional team of construction experts will be instrumental in making sure the complex multi-phase project is completed within the accelerated timeline despite today’s volatile market. Cumming is currently overseeing Phase One, which includes the construction of various site improvements, the Casino’s valet entrance, associated buildings, and parking facilities, to provide ample space for the nearly 1.2 million square feet of renovations and expansion set to be completed in two years.
“The new Snoqualmie Casino expansion will provide a significant boost to the local community through immediate job creation and will soon provide a much-needed hotel offering with new convention, concert, and meeting spaces,” said Scott Hebert, senior project manager at Cumming. “We could not be more excited to bring this caliber of resort experience to Snoqualmie.”
Located at 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie Casino will be expanding to add a new 210 -key high-end hotel, an additional 11,000 square feet of gaming floor space, an immersive full-service spa, fitness center and indoor pool with outdoor deck, an expansive 2,000-seat entertainment and convention center, a new onsite parking structure, and two brand new restaurants.
Committed to hiring local contractors for the project, the development team is currently looking for local skilled trades. The Snoqualmie expansion will provide an estimated 500 new job opportunities with qualified tribal and local parties are encouraged to visit: TERO@snoqualmietribe.us to submit their interest.
Future guests will experience new upscale and luxurious amenities, to help make Snoqualmie Casino the go-to place to relax and recharge, while providing a state-of-the-art gaming destination.
“Having built the original Snoqualmie Casino, we are excited to partner once again with Snoqualmie Entertainment Authority, Cumming and Bergman Walls & Associates to deliver the next phase,” said Tom Leptich, project executive, Skanska USA Building. “We understand the impact of this project on the community and the opportunities it provides, particularly for TERO workers, Snoqualmie Indian-owned businesses, Native American-owned businesses as well as businesses in the Snoqualmie Valley. Our team is delighted to be part of this important project and to be able to bring meaningful jobs to the community.”
The Snoqualmie casino expansion and hotel addition was designed by Bergman Walls & Associates. Bergman Walls & Associates included architectural details inspired by Snoqualmie culture from a modern slant roof hotel design representing the original longhouses of the Snoqualmie Tribe’s ancestors to carefully chosen artwork placed throughout the resort for guests to enjoy.
The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is a federally recognized tribe in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Known as the People of the Moon, Snoqualmie were signatories to the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855. Tribal enterprises provide over 1,700 jobs throughout the Snoqualmie Valley. For more information visit www.snoqualmietribe.us