Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Airway Heights, WA
Primary program/construction manager for the Kalispel Tribe of Indians’ $215 million expansion of the design-build Northern Quest Resort and Casino near Spokane. The project created a world-class gaming and entertainment center, incorporating a casino, hotel, luxury spa, and supporting amenities. In addition, the project was built to the rigid sustainability standards established by the community. When Hill assumed management responsibilities of the expansion, the parking structure was four months behind schedule, design of the 50,000 SF casino was three months behind schedule, and design of the 250-room, 10- story, four-star hotel had not begun. Through the efforts of the project team, led by Hill, the new six-story parking structure and the casino were opened on the original substantial completion date. Northern Quest celebrated the opening of its casino expansion project on New Years Eve 2009, as originally planned.