This article was published on December 18th, 2016
A visit to the Tulalip Resort in the Pacific Northwest is a incredible experience waiting for you to discover. The resort is a fusion of ideas and experiences that blend together for form an amazing resort. Tulalip Resort encompasses all the great elements of a Las Vegas experience, while firming embracing their native culture.
The Tulalip Resort hotel first opened in 2008. The 12-story hotel is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, rejuvenating the property and adding many new features. The top floor, consisting of luxury suites, along with floors 10 and 11, have already undergone complete renovations, and the results are incredible. The renovation brings fresh and complimentary colour palettes throughout the property, including incorporating the signature Tulalip red throughout the hotel, creating a visual consistency reinforcing the Tulalip culture.
Rooms at the Tulalip Resort are significantly larger than what you would expect at a traditional hotel. The spacious guest rooms have a relaxing sitting area, kind size bed, desk, large bathroom, and water closet. Quality and detail are throughout the room, from the soft beds covered in premium linens, to exceptional toiletries, private reserve Tulalip-branded wine in the mini-bar, and locally roasted coffee. The attention to detail makes for a warm and welcoming experience.
Once you are unpacked and ready to explore try heading to the casino! The atmosphere buzzes like a Las Vegas casino and is the perfect spot for a fun, glitzy and exciting evening. Grab a cocktail, beer, or glass of wine and head to the tables or try your luck at the slots! The casino offers pay-outs that attract high rollers from across the continent; so you know you’re in good hands. Tulalip Casino also sets the standard for other gaming destinations in Washington State.
When it comes to dining there are plenty of options and difficult decisions need to be made. With seven on-site restaurants, ranging from grab-and-go, casual, and fine dining, there are options for everyone. All the restaurants proudly incorporate locally sourced ingredients into the menus, including seafood, cheese, seasonal fruit and vegetables, and wine. The highlight of the dining experience centers around the seafood restaurant, which has incorporated a commercialized method of traditional Tulalip prepared salmon; a must-see and experience, showstopper experience unlike anything else you’ve ever tried! The resort also proudly has an on site sommelier to help enhance food and wine pairing experiences to satisfy the most selective of connoisseurs.
It’s easy to make a visit to Tulalip Resort a health and wellness weekend too. T Spa offers a wide selection of treatments including manicures and pedicures, to facials and massages. The calm and relaxing spaces, premium spa products, and professional clinicians elevate the entire experience. Included in each spa visit are the use of the sauna and steam rooms, and complimentary infused water, tea, and fresh fruit. The resort also features a large fitness centre and a pool in the shape of an Orca whale.
Tulalip Resort is located next door to the Seattle Premium Outlet Mall, a haven for shoppers that love brand names at affordable prices. There are 120 designer shops ranging from fashion and luggage, to kitchenware and shoes. You can shop until you drop and make over your entire wardrobe and home in just one afternoon!
In keeping with their heritage and customs, celebration of culture is incredibly important to the Tulalip community. These fundamentals are also shared by Tulalip Resort. The luxury resort is a proud member of the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA), the largest LGBT business association in North America and the second largest Chamber in Washington State. Amongst many activities, the GSBA helps support university students on a path to career success. Over the years, Tulalip Resort has helped the GSBA raise over $400,000 for Washington State post-secondary students to help achieve his or her goals. This is just one of the many examples of programs and ways the Tulalip Resort and Tulalip native community welcome, support, and encourage the LGBT community.
Tulalip Resort is an exciting and fun destination getaway in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you are looking for a relaxing wellness weekend, a high roller casino experience, or an LGBT-friendly destination that supports the community, you are sure to have an amazing experience at Tulalip Resort.
Full of incredible traditional art and culture, Tulalip Resort is the premier meeting, gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping destination in Washington State. It is
located just north of Seattle on the I5 highway and is approximately a two hour drive from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Check out these great accommodation packages and book your escape to Tulalip Resort today.