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Expansions & Renovations

Pascua Yaqui Tribe Adding 150 Hotel Rooms to Tucson's Casino Del Sol

TUCSON, AZ. November 14, 2017 - The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is expanding hospitality amenities in Tucson at its casino enterprises, Casino Del Sol and Casino of the Sun.

In October, the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council approved up to 150 additional hotel rooms, 90 RV sites, and a 9,600-square foot expansion of the current convention space at Casino Del Sol. In addition, a new 11,000-square foot Event Center next to Casino of the Sun will be built.

"The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is honored to have the opportunity to build new accommodations and meeting spaces for guests who visit our properties," said Robert Valencia, Chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. "These additions will create more jobs and will positively impact our Tribe, its members, and Southern Arizona."

The new hotel will be located adjacent to the current Casino Del Sol facility and is estimated to have 150 rooms with its own pool area. This will allow visitors to have an additional hotel choice nearby everything Casino Del Sol has to offer.

A proposed 90-space RV park near the casino will also provide part-time and full-time RVers the opportunity to hook up and enjoy all of Casino Del Sol's amenities before they head out on the road.

The current conference center at Casino Del Sol will undergo a 9,600-square foot expansion and will include additional break out meeting rooms to complement the existing convention space.

Casino of the Sun, Casino Del Sol's sister property and original Pascua Yaqui Tribal casino, is also getting a new addition. Construction of a new 11,000-square foot Event Center adjacent to the Casino will allow for meetings, events, and entertainment.

"The overwhelming support we have received since the opening of Casino Del Sol has resulted in our current hotel being at near-full capacity most nights," said CEO of Casino Del Sol, Kimberly Van Amburg. "This project will allow us to meet the increased demand of our customers as well as better serve our meeting and convention clientele."

The architect for the project is the Cuningham Group in Las Vegas.

The project cost has not been disclosed.

For more information visit www.casinodelsol.com or call 1-855-SOL-STAY (765-7829).

Contact:
Teri Scholz
Teri@zionandzion.com
480-859-1000

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