When it comes to design for hotel resorts, one firm is known for this part of the hospitality industry, and most of their contracts have one thing in common: casino hotel resorts. For example, for Emerald Queen Casino from Tacoma, Washington, Cuningham Group and Full Circle Ingenious Planning have worked together with the Puyallup Tribe. The casino resort had to go through some changes where they had to balance the eye-catching style of Las Vegas with unique references to the culture of the Puyallup Tribe.

The Construction of Emerald Queen Casino

The facility is 310.000 square-foot, and it can be found in downtown Tacoma, Washington. The resort opened on June 8, and the Puyallup Tribe’s existing gaming operations have all been relocated to Emerald Queen Casino, an evident site along Interstate 5. The resort has a 155-room hotel attached and was opened at the end of 2020.

 The two design firms, Cunningham Group and Full Circle Indigenous Planning have managed to set a groundbreaking precedent between design and integration into Tacoma’s urban infrastructure while creating an iconic landmark. Emerald Queen Casino’s gaming floor is strategically placed at four levels above the ground because of the site and infrastructure constraints. The gaming floor also spans over two city streets, and two parking garages support the structure.

This design approach may be unusual and unexpected. However, it creates a breathtaking building that is highly visible from the highway and provides panoramic views to downtown and Mount Rainier and Puget Sound, which have a rich culture. The services provided by the two design firms are master planning, architecture, and interior design while also incorporated meaningful cultural elements. The two firms have collaborated with the Puyallup Tribe, where they developed an artistic interior design concept where they added textures, shapes, and colours of the mountains, rivers, forests, and sounds that define the Puyallup Tribe.

When Culture Meets Design for Hotel Resorts

Emerald Queen Casino is further distinguished by incorporating large windows, which daylights the gaming floor helping the casino guests maintain the connection with nature. By adding large windows, casino gaming quests can also see Mount Rainier, Puget Sound, and downtown Tacoma’s sweeping views.

A Few Words About the Casino Resort

Emerald Queen Casino is often referred to as “The Entertainment Capital of the Northwest”. For many who want to have a fun-filled adventure, the resort is often the perfect go-to destination. The hotel resort can offer exceptional hospitality, divine dining, and countless other entertainment options.

Guests can start their day by going to the gaming floor, or they can enjoy a fine dining experience at the Tatoosh Grill. The grill is known for its award-winning food showcases of natural Angus beef and wild-caught seafood. Tatoosh Grill isn’t the only dining place of the Emerald Queen because visitors can also choose the Pacific Rim Buffet with an overwhelming amount of tasty dishes and desserts. 

 The Emerald Queen’s gaming floor offers a headline entertainment concert, table gaming, and many slot machines where guests can enjoy games such as Book of Ra 10. Besides the gaming floor, the resort offers exceptional guest rooms that are adorned with an inviting balance of classic and contemporary furnishings, Wi-Fi, big flat-screen TVs, and many more.   

Last Words

Completing the casino hotel resort has continued through the year 2020, where the teams could develop creative solutions that can deliver a seamless transition to a more remote process. The Puyallup tribe’s dedication to adapting to the many changes has led to the project’s completion. This focus of theirs on this project is what made it successful.