Following a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and Casino Del Sol’s new hotel, Estrella at Casino Del Sol, is officially open.

“Almost exactly eight years ago, we opened the resort, spa and conference center at Casino Del Sol and today we are opening our second hotel, Estrella at Casino Del Sol,” said Chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Robert Valencia. “We are grateful for the support of the Southern Arizona community over the years which has allowed us to continue to expand our hospitality offerings with incredible momentum.”

Located in southwest metropolitan Tucson, Estrella at Casino Del Sol boasts a Sonoran Desert design with a modern twist. While the exterior colors and contemporary forms complement the desert mountain backdrop, the lobby showcases a fresh, clean and open concept. The hotel has six floors and 151 modernly appointed guestrooms with spectacular sunrise and sunset views, including poolside rooms and four suites. Estrella sits on 2.2 acres adjacent to Casino Del Sol and is connected to the casino with a covered walkway so guests can easily stroll between properties.

Estrella at Casino Del Sol offers a number of amenities including an outdoor pool patio, poolside bar and a 100-foot water slide. In addition, the new hotel will offer a 24-hour fitness center with cardio machines and free weights, an arcade with a variety of video games and two meeting rooms that can accommodate groups of 20 to 50 people.

The spacious rooms at Estrella feature Serta Presidential mattresses and luxurious Egyptian cotton triple sheeting. Convenient in-room amenities include a 49-inch HDTV, iHome digital alarm clock, K-Cup coffee maker, refrigerator, multi-line conference and speaker phone, programmable safe, iron and ironing board and complimentary WiFi.

“Guests are going to love this new property,” said CEO of Casino Del Sol, Kimberly Van Amburg. “Estrella will allow us to meet our increased demand for rooms, and the additional amenities will offer our guests new fun activities such as the arcade and water slide, as well as more flexibility with corporate meetings and events.”

The general contractor for the project was McCarthy Building Companies. The architect for the project was Cuningham Group.