Business and community leaders gathered together along with leadership from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria to cut the ribbon on Graton Resort & Casino’s 342,000-square-foot resort expansion. The more than $175 million expansion adds accommodations to the existing casino and entertainment destination that now includes a full-service 200-guestroom hotel, opulent lobby showcasing two new bars and lounges, luxurious 10,000-square-foot spa and salon, fitness center, new Asian restaurant, 20,000 square feet of event and convention space and an outdoor resort-style pool area.
Graton Resort & Casino’s owners, the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, broke ground on the resort expansion in September 2015, utilizing more than 1,000 local construction workers who invested more than 500,000 total construction hours to complete the latest additions to the resort.
The six-story hotel features a casual and sophisticated contemporary design that complements the beautiful natural surroundings of Sonoma County. Guests are welcomed into a relaxing hotel lobby that features a stunning water fountain, large floor-to-ceiling windows that provide inviting views of the lavish pool area, and indoor/outdoor Lobby and Pool bars offering comfortable lounge seating and an extensive list of cocktails, wines and spirits.
Nestled above the hotel lobby are 200 guest rooms and suites ranging from more than 500 square feet to 2,600 square feet, offering amenities such as concierge service, a business center, in-room dining, a 2,000-square-foot fitness center with the highest quality exercise equipment, and complimentary valet parking.
The centerpiece of the resort is a spectacular 30,000-square-foot outdoor oasis area showcasing a 7,000-square-foot pool surrounded by an expansive deck with lush landscaping and adorned with dozens of chaises, beds, lounge chairs and private cabanas. Pool guests are also invited to enjoy drinks and small bites at the Pool Bar, an outdoor extension of the Lobby Bar. The pool area also provides an additional outdoor connection to 20,000 square feet of new flexible meeting, event and convention space that accommodate seating for up to 1,600 guests.
Within the 10,000-square-foot spa and salon are seven treatment rooms, including couples’ suites and private salon suites, a dry sauna, steam room, hydro pool and relaxation room, as well as an ice bar equipped with an aromatherapy rain-head shower and crushed ice that rains from the ceiling for an invigorating experience. The salon offers a variety of hair, make up styling, manicure and pedicure stations, as well as dozens of relaxing and wellness-oriented specialty massages, body scrubs and wraps, treatments and facials.
The resort and its new offerings join the existing array of more than 130 popular table games, 3,000 slot and video poker games, live poker, restaurants and bars, including Tony’s of North Beach, 630 Park Steakhouse, Daily Grill and casual dining choices inside the 500-seat Marketplace. New to the dining lineup is Boathouse Asian Eatery, offering an eclectic mix of Japanese and East Asian cuisine.