On Wednesday, Thunder Valley Casino Resort in California revealed a $40 million hotel expansion project. The company plans to complete the three floors that remained unfinished ever since the resort was opened back in 2010.

A spokesman for the casino, Doug Elmets, said that Thunder Valley would get additional 111 rooms, reaching a total of 408. The existing 297 rooms, according to the resort’s representative, would be renovated as well. Most of the work is scheduled for non-peak periods in order to cause a minimal guest interruption.

Experts found the decision to expand surprising because the competition in the area has been growing. Nonetheless, Elmets explained that since the opening of new casinos, such as the Graton Rancheria, the business in Thunder Valley had actually improved.

Dawn Clayton, the casino’s general manager, commented that everyone was excited about the “design improvements and new innovations” that would enhance the overall experience at Thunder Valley. He also pointed out that the project would be finished approximately in 18 months and it would create over 100 construction jobs in the area. Clayton highlighted that only reputable construction companies, including globally established TWS Design & Architecture of Las Vegas and Flint Builder of Roseville, were selected to work on the expansion.

Thunder Valley is a property owned by the United Auburn Indian Community and features a 250k square-foot gaming floor. The casino is equipped with 2,700 slots machines, 103 table games and one live poker room that can host up to 240 players. Currently, the facility offers accommodation in a luxurious 17-story hotel. Aside from gambling, visitors can enjoy an outdoor pool, 14 restaurants and bars as well as a spa.

In 2011, the establishment was recognised as an AAA Four Diamond casino resort and it’s been given the same award for six consecutive years.