Silver Reef announces expansion plans

Published on Wed, Feb 12, 2014
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Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa officials have announced that their latest expansion plans for the gaming and entertainment destination will include additional lodging and meeting space.

Phase VII of Silver Reef’s expansion is slated to include 98 deluxe guest rooms and two luxury suites – bringing the total number of rooms at the complex to 205. The current Silver Reef Hotel maintains a high occupancy rate, making additional hotel rooms a necessity for the continued growth and success of the property, according to officials. 

The expansion will also add a 3,000 square foot meeting room that is divisible into three meeting rooms. This expansion will increase the total function space to more than 28,000 square feet, in addition to an expanded hotel lobby with a new bar.

Silver Reef will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, February 18, and the project is expected to be completed 16 months later. The expansion marks the sixth time the casino has expanded since the property’s grand opening in 2002.

“It’s great to see that this new construction will provide more jobs which will help grow the economy for the greater region,” said Lummi Nation chairman Tim Ballew II.

“The best just keeps getting better here at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa,” said Harlan Oppenheim, chief executive officer of Silver Reef. “We know our guests are looking for a memorable experience every time they visit, and the latest expansion phase is sure to deliver.”

“We’re very proud to be able to expand once again,” said Steven Oliver, chairman of the Lummi Commercial Company, the business arm of the Lummi Nation. “Our guests made Silver Reef number one and we are excited to give them an even bigger and better guest experience.”

The most recent phase of construction included an event center, theater, the Cantina restaurant and buffet, updates to the Red River Cafe as well as an expansion of the award-winning Steak House at Silver Reef. The changes also included 225 new slot machines, new carpet throughout the casino and hotel lobby, ergonomic slot and table game seating and more than 300 new parking spaces. 

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