"Unlike anything the Peninsula has seen"

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe's resort plans crystallize

The  Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe operates the 7 Cedars Casino.

United States 
| 12/10/2017

Following an agreement with the Washington State back in June for a Class III gaming compact, the  Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is now moving forward with its resort plans with officials saying they expect to complete the first of three hotel towers by 2020.

“If it’s as successful as we expect it to be, we expect it to be a destination resort,” said Ron Allen, the tribe’s CEO considering it will be "unlike anything the Peninsula has seen."

According to the Peninsula Daily News, the tribe also has plans for a spa, event center, RV park and a parking garage, though it isn’t yet clear when each would be built. That will be determined on the success of the first phase and the resources the tribe has available, Allen said.

For now the tribe is concentrating on building the five-story tower that will house the hotel lobby and 100 rooms, 25 on each floor above the lobby.

The first phase includes the first 100 rooms, an expansion of the parking area and the lobby “and that’s pretty much it,” Allen said.

Jerry Allen, CEO of 7 Cedars Casino, said the first tower will be located west of the casino between it and the fireworks stand.

He said construction is expected in 2018 and 2019, and the first tower would be completed in 2020.