Sleek lines, crisp colors, and marble and glass bathrooms with soaking tubs will greet visitors on November 15 at the Graton Resort and Casino when the $175 million expansion of the property at the Rohnert Park gaming and entertainment complex opens.
In November 2013, the $800 million casino owned by the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and operated by Las Vegas-based Station Casinos opened in Sonoma County, California. And on April 26 this year the federally-recognized tribe broke ground on the multimillion-dollar expansion that includes a luxury six-story hotel with 200 rooms and suites and a convention center. Until now the casino’s overnight guests were sent to neighboring hotels.
Graton Resort and Casino General Manager and Vice-President Joe Hasson said since its opening, “we’ve always had relationships with nearby hotels, some within shouting distance,” according to SFGate. Hasson added, “And we’ve always had resort attributes, such as a range of restaurants, bars and lounges, and entertainment. Now the lodging component will fulfill all the elements of our name, and a guest will seamlessly be able to leave the casino, jump in an elevator and ride to their room.”
Once guests settle comfortably into the contemporary new digs, Hasson said they can expect to find “casually elegant” rooms, with standard units that exceed 500 square feet, as reported by the news agency. The new upscale and spacious bathrooms are outfitted with stand-alone marble and glass showers, double basins, and luxurious soaking tubs. The hotel’s 16 suites include wet bars, additional living space, and “as much audio-video electronic wizardry as we can fit,” said Hasson.
In addition to the new lodgings, the new hotel located just outside of the city of Rohnert Park along US Route 101 will offer a 20,000 square foot multi-purpose meeting space able to accommodate up to 800 people for catered events and approximately 1,700 for live entertainment events, a 10,000-square-foot spa and salon, complete with women’s and men’s locker rooms, dry and steam saunas, tranquility areas, cold room with hot plunge, and more. The expansion includes a Boathouse Asian restaurant which will add to the three existing full-service on-site restaurants, a fitness room, new lobby bar and lounge, and a resort-style pool where guests will be able to lounge among palm trees in dozens of chaises, beds, and loungers or in one of eight private cabanas.
It was recently reported that the demand for rooms in the new expansion was so high that the hotel had already accepted bookings into 2018.