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Calling all Gamers…Ilani Casino Resort Now Open!

After much anticipation from community members, stakeholders, and project partners, Swinerton and the 
Cowlitz Indian Tribe are thrilled to announce the opening of the Ilani Casino Resort! After over 10 years of planning from the Cowlitz Tribe and Salishan-Mohegan, LLC, the project now opens its doors after first breaking ground in 2015.

A design-build job with Friedmutter Group Architecture & Design Studios, the Ilani Casino Resort totals over 350,000 square feet for gaming, restaurant, entertainment, and retail areas, along with parking space for 3,000 cars on the 152-acre site.

The resort debuts an over 100,000-square-foot gaming floor with 2,500 slot machines and 75 table games, as well as a variety of restaurants, including Michael Jordan's SteakhouseLine & LureRose & ThornLonghouse, and a food court.

This is Swinerton’s largest project ever in the state of Washington, and involved the construction of a new overpass above Interstate 5, which required extensive coordination with the Washington State Department of Transportation. The project team also built new interchanges and ramps to help address new traffic.

This project was a joint effort between the Seattle and Portland Swinerton offices with Seattle leading the project and Portland supporting and staffing the majority of the on-site team due to their proximity to the site. Every person involved with this project helped make this a massive success, and everyone is pleased with the outcome. Because this project was performed on such a tight schedule and the end result was such a success, Swinerton is planning to submit this project for many upcoming awards—and you can bet this won’t be the last you hear about Ilani!