Muckleshoot Tribe celebrates new hotel and casino

The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe officially opened the Muckleshoot Casino Resort on Jan. 3 at the Muckleshoot Events Center.

Amidst showers of confetti, the booming of CO2 cannons, and vibrant LED displays to stir the crowd, tribal council members cut the ribbon.

The grand opening celebration for the general public kicks off on Friday, Jan. 26, and runs through Jan. 28, with weekend festivities including performances by comedian David Spade and classic rock band Blue Oyster Cult. Guests can enter to win thousands in cash, free plays and free stays at the new resort, plus $100,000 toward a new car.

There can be no overestimating the importance of the day, tribal leaders said.

“From a whisper to a resort, we have built the next level of experience for regional tourism here in the PNW,” said Yvonne Johnson, Muckleshoot Casino Director of Resort Operations. “The addition of a dynamic resort experience to Muckleshoot Casino exemplifies the Muckleshoot Tribe’s unwavering commitment and dedication to developing unmatched guest experiences.”

Esteemed tribal members and honored veterans were there to see it happen. Traditional drummers led a veterans honor guard march, accompanied by a tribal prayer and a traditional song and dance from the Canoe family.

Speakers commemorated the occasion, underscoring the significance of this moment in the tribe’s history.

The Muckleshoot Casino Resort known as the “Biggest and Best in the Northwest,” now even “Bigger and Better” with the addition of over 400 guest rooms, an expanded casino floor, an indoor pool, luxurious spa and their crown jewel, a gourmet rooftop steakhouse, Smoke & Cedar, which showcases breathtaking views of Mt. Rainier.