The Graton Resort & Casino situated near Rohnert Park in Sonoma County, California unveiled its plans on a multimillion dollar expansion yesterday. The project which costs $175 million in total will include a hotel and convention center with 200 rooms housed in a tower building and other non gaming sectors. The resort is managed by Station Casinos on behalf of Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria. The property is scheduled to open its doors in the fall in 2016.

The six story tower is planned to include a 20,000 square-feet of meeting space as well as big specious rooms starting at 500 square-feet up to 2,600 square-feet that will offer luxurious accommodation to high roller players and tourists. A new bar and a lounge area are also planned to be built in the hotel lobby.

The $800 million Graton Resort & Casino which opened in November two years ago is the biggest gambling and entertainment property in the Bay Area, but until now its overnight guests were sent to neighboring hotels. According to analysts, Graton is one of the most profitable casinos in the region.

Graton General Manager Joe Hasson says that they indeed need rooms and guests expect this. That’s why they launched the expansion project. The new project will also employ 1,000 people during construction and create 150 permanent jobs.

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