The Kalispel tribe announced last Thursday that construction of the new Northern Quest hotel wing in Spokane County would commence in March 2021 with opening in 2023.
The fish wing, inspired by the weir, has almost 200 rooms
Kalispel Indian tribe stated in a press release on November 19 that it will start construction in March 2021 In connection with expansion almost 200 hotel rooms in Northern Quest Resort and Casino in Airway Heights able Washington. The opening of a new wing is planned for 2023.
The five attached buildings will form a new wing that faces west next to the Northern Quest tower. More than 190 hotel rooms and apartments will be added to current 250 rooms in Spokane resort, approx 440 rooms in 2023. The expansion will be linked skywalk northwest of Northern Quest rooms.
Although the new hotel rooms will have the same style as the current rooms, the architecture of the wing is inspired Native American fish weir, a fishing structure located across rivers or in tidal waters. Fish weaves were also used by tribal communities to celebrate and trade meetings.
The Kalispel Tribe Plan also includes potentially adding a conference center with an area of over 30,000 square feet. Construction will depend on the demand for group meetings, gatherings and events over the next few years.
The design and construction team consists of Lydig Construction and Inegrus Architecture z headquarters in Spokane and Ankrom Moisan with Seattle. Other partners include Coffman Engineers, MW Engineers , Parametrix and Society.
New jobs in the Spokane area
Building a new wing will temporarily provide Spokane and its area hundreds of jobs at construction siteand the project will provide approx 150 new permanent posts in Northern Quest.
According to the Tribe, the announcement was scheduled for early this yearbut the Covid-19 pandemic led to delays.
CEO of Northern Quest, Nick Pierre, He said in a statement that the company was looking to the future despite the fighting it faced during the pandemic.
“The occupancy rate at our hotel has been consistently high for several years. And while the meetings and events business has seen great success over the past eight months, we are confident that the situation will rebound in the months and years ahead, restoring the demand we saw in 2019 and early 2020. "
Nick Pierre , CEO of Northern Quest
Northern Quest is looking forward to completing the expansion and "brings [the operator] one step closer to [its] vision of becoming the ultimate destination," he said. Pierre .
The resort was opened in 2000, and the tribe began operating on the original estate of 2008. IN opened last year RV Park and Salish Flats , a community of luxury apartments o worth $ 26 million , adjacent to Northern Quest.