Snoqualmie Casino

Project Objectives

Snoqualmie Casino wanted a multi-venue remodel plan to create a memorable and imaginative guest experience and increase the appeal and draw for their casino property.

Design & Planning

The overall design for each venue drew from the tribe’s origin as the people of the moon and their connection with Snoqualmie Falls, a natural waterfall on the tribe’s land. The “Mist Bar” was designed to upgrade the overall gaming floor experience by creating a central venue that would be visible throughout the property. Specialty murals with custom Salish designs line the perimeter of the gaming floor, and coordinated color-changing lighting illuminates both the murals and the bar itself. The design for the new private gaming salon features a full-height glass entry with a translucent privacy screen and a stand-alone custom sound system to create a unique and exclusive VIP experience. The cafe and buffet were redesigned to provide more venues that reflect the high-quality brand and customer experience typical of Snoqualmie Casino.

Build & Install

The three-dimensional artwork in the remodeled deli was designed specifically for the Snoqualmie tribe by I-5 Design’s in-house Salish artist and carefully crafted by a master woodworker. The Mist Bar was pre-constructed and assembled in the I-5 Design facility, including the curved LED screen that is inlaid in the upper valance of the bar. Custom content was provided to the casino with casino branding and animated Salish artwork. The bar was installed in 21 days, for a bare minimum impact on gaming operations. The subtle landscape-inspired design scheme continues into the Falls Buffet upgrade with all new finishes and chandeliers which were pre-built off site to save time during construction. This allowed the buffet to reopen as soon as possible. Custom footage of the breathtaking Snoqualmie Waterfall, created by our audio/video team,  plays continually on wall-height TV screens in the dynamic and welcoming upgrade to the buffet entrance.

Finished Project

Guests who come to Snoqualmie Casino now have multiple dining and gaming options from which to choose, including a non-smoking gaming room, a private gaming room, and three signature dining venues. The Salish theme in the wall murals, wood artwork, and LED screens creates a cohesive sense of quality in each of the unique areas, while at the same time generating high energy throughout the entire casino. 

“We have been extremely impressed in contracting with I-5 Design | Build, both in the design and planning of our projects, as well as the onsite performance. Throughout our projects, we’ve had clear and transparent communications, which has made a typically stressful process feel enjoyable. Even when components of the project were upgraded beyond their original scope, we have not been presented with any change orders, which is a rarity in construction and design. The transformation of our center bar occurred in just 21 days, with minimal impact to our team and our guests, which wouldn’t have been possible without their offsite construction techniques and the constant communication with their design and construction teams. The feedback from our guests has been excellent, and their consistent and flawless execution has earned them the Snoqualmie Casino Vendor of the Year Award. If you value sophisticated design and construction efficiency in your renovation projects, I highly recommend you talk to I-5 Design.” – Brian Decorah, President/CEO, Snoqualmie Casino