Leo A Daly to design Casino Del Sol additions

PHOENIX – International architecture, planning, engineering and interior design Leo A Daly  firm has been selected to design additions to the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Arizona.

The project, which recently celebrated its ground breaking, will include the addition of a hotel, conference center, parking garage, laundry facility and warehouse to the existing 213,000 square-foot casino. Expected to be completed in Fall 2011, the additions will enhance the existing facility, which was also designed by LEO A DALY.

The 10-story, 215-keys, 3-diamond category hotel is expected to become a new landmark for the property. The design will complement the casino’s strongly-themed Tuscan Mediterranean ambiance to further provide a unique development at this distinct Sonoran desert location. The hotel features include a lobby lounge, fine dining restaurant, pool with bar, water feature, Jacuzzi, fitness and spa center.

Conveniently located near the hotel will be the 13,935 square-foot conference center. The center’s ballroom will seat 1,500 guests theater style, with a pre-function space linked to an outdoor event area. The new 1100-car parking garage will offer a pedestrian link to the new additions.

“The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Sol Casinos are very excited about this new phase of our facility, and we are thrilled to have the LEO A DALY design team and McCarthy Construction working with us on the project,” says Sol Casinos CEO Wendell Long. “They were involved in the original design and construction of Casino del Sol, and are helping us take our ideas and concepts forward to transform our vision into reality.”

The casino currently houses a 70,000 square-foot gaming facility with 40,000 square feet of ceiling sky murals, 500 slot machines, 12 blackjack tables, a poker room, a 36-lane bowling alley and a 1960s beach-themed diner. It also accommodates the 4,500-seat outdoor Anselmo Valencia Tori Amphitheater.

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