The Kalispel Tribe announced last Thursday that construction on a new hotel wing at Northern Quest in Spokane County will begin in March 2021, And opening in 2023.
Weir-inspired fish wing has nearly 200 rooms
Kalispel Indian Tribe stated in a Nov. 19 press release that it would begin construction in March 2021. In view of z expansion almost 200 hotel rooms in the Northern Quest Resort and Casino w Airway Heights able Washington. The opening of the new wing is planned for 2023.
The five attached buildings will form a new wing that will face west next to the Northern Quest tower. Above 190 hotel rooms and apartments will be added to current 250 rooms the resort town of Spokane, a total of about 440 rooms in 2023. The expansion will be combined skywalk northwest of the Northern Quest rooms.
Although the new hotel rooms will have the same style as the current rooms, the architecture of the wing is inspired a Native American fish weir, a fishing structure placed across rivers or on tidal waters. Fish weirs were also used by tribal communities for celebrations and trade meetings.
The Kalispel Tribe's plan also includes the potential addition of a conference centre with a surface area of over 30,000 square feet. Construction will depend on demand for group meetings, gatherings and events over the next few years.
The design and construction team consists of Lydig Construction i Inegrus Architecture of headquarters w Spokane, as well as Ankrom Moisan z Seattle. Other partners include Coffman Engineers, MW Engineers, Parametrix i Society.
New jobs in the Spokane area
Construction of the new wing will temporarily provide Spokane and its area hundreds of jobs at constructionand the project will provide approximately 150 new permanent posts at Northern Quest.
According to the Tribe, the announcement was planned for early this yearbut the Covid-19 pandemic led to delays.
Northern Quest CEO, Nick Pierre, said in a statement that the company is looking to the future, despite the struggles they faced during the pandemic.
"Occupancy 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 things will rebound in the coming months and years, 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 realizing [its] vision of becoming the ultimate destination center," - he said Pierre.
The centre was opened in 2000, and the tribe began operations on the original property in 2008. W Last year it opened RV Park i Salish Flats, a luxury apartment community with worth $26 millionadjacent to Northern Quest.