Expansion is a good thing. Except when considering your waistline as bathing suit season approaches, expansion means growth, success, and happy customers. Quinault Beach Resort and Casino embodies all these things as they celebrate the conclusion of a long, exciting expansion project.

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After nearly 2 years of construction, the newly expanded Quinault Beach Resort and Casino is ready to show off.
Photo courtesy: Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

Begun in the spring of 2017, the $25 million project included remodeling 159 resort rooms, the addition of expanded smoke free and traditional gaming areas, a new circular bar, enhanced kitchen facilities, and a tribally-themed, 250 seat buffet restaurant.

But they’re not done yet! Coming soon, look for a new 4 story parking garage that will hold 500 cars and possibly become a regional tsunami shelter.

To celebrate, Quinault will host a grand opening celebration on Friday, June 22. The event features a traditional Native American blessing and tour of the additions. This overlaps the Casino’s 18th anniversary celebrations, which begin June 15 and the annual Cookin’ the Blues salmon bake and blues music festival that runs June 15 through 17.

On Saturday, June 23, don’t miss the Williams and Ree Indian and the White Guy comedy show at 7:00 p.m.

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Come for the Cookin’ the Blues music festival June 15-17 and stay for the Grand Opening celebration June 22-23.
Photo courtesy: Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

“We are excited to be able to bring this expansion project to a close. The new casino and games are exciting and the buffet is like none other in the area,” says Don Kajans, Quinault Beach’s general manager.

“The Quinault Indian Nation is committed to providing the citizens of Grays Harbor County as well as visitors an outstanding and memorable experience here in our beautiful area on the Pacific,” encourages Fawn Sharp, Quinault Indian Nation president. “We invest in our resort so people will find maximum comfort and have a truly enjoyable base from which they can enjoy the entertainment of the casino, a walk on the beach or a hike in the forest, the shops of Ocean Shores or bird watching at the estuary. There is so much to do here, and as the resort continues to expand so does the value of the experience. The Quinault Nation invites everyone to come join us and enjoy our traditional hospitality.”

You can even view fascinating time-lapse videos of the construction work—despite the weather—on the Quinault Beach Resort’s website. Through sun and rain, calm seas and rough, the building slowly takes shape and comes to life.

For a truly immersive experience, turn your visit into a mini-getaway thanks to the Resort’s many package deals. Consider the Cookin’ the Blues weekend where your 2-night stay on June 15 and 16 includes tickets to the delicious on-site salmon bake. To book, call 888-461-2214 or reserve online using Room Code BL18. RSVP to the Grand Opening festivities by June 18 by calling 360-289-6115.

June 22-23 is the 110K Grand Giveaway where Q-Club members can try for a share of the grand prize. This event is in celebration of their 18th anniversary, during which time there will be $18,000 giveaways each day.

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The expansion included updating 150+ rooms, adding a new bar and tribal-themed buffet restaurant, and adding to the smoke free and traditional gaming areas. Photo courtesy: Quinault Beach Resort and Casino

Whether you visit for the afternoon, overnight, or a weekend escape, Quinault Beach has something for everyone. Now, with new games, dining options, and more, come help them say thank you to their loyal guests, visitors, and friends.

Nearly 100 years ago, astronomer Edwin Hubble proved the universe was expanding. Close to home but a world away, you can enjoy the fruits of a little local expansion and maybe win enough for a trip through the tasty new buffet, day at the spa, or decadent, champagne-filled Lovers Retreat.

Quinault Beach Resort and Casino is located at 78 State Route 115 in Ocean Shores.

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