Canada East Chapter

December 27 2012

WEST: Tulalip Resort

Ali Gramaglia

Four-Diamond meetings in Four-Diamond style


Infuse the beauty and native culture of the Pacific Northwest into meetings at Tulalip Resort Casino, a AAA Four-Diamond resort just outside of Seattle. Owned by the Tulalip Tribes, Tulalip is not just a luxury resort experience, it’s a cultural journey - from the hand-carved, 25-foot house posts that greet guests in the lobby to the artwork of native Coastal Salish people that adorns the walls of the guest and meeting rooms.

Floor-to-ceiling windows, Italian tile, and sleek granite countertops welcome guests staying in the resort’s 370 guest rooms and suites. Even the standard amenities are a step up - 47-inch high-def TVs, premium pillow-top beds, and large walk-in showers with body sprays are just a few of the indulgences.

Gaming has long been a Tulalip tradition, and the 192,000-square-foot casino features the best selection of games and the most cash back of any casino in the Northwest. The resort’s 450-seat Canoes Cabaret offers stand-up comedy and live music to keep non-gaming guests entertained, and the glam mpulse lounge is the perfect spot for groups to meet and mingle. Other nearby activities include golf, shopping, hiking, and Seattle’s many attractions.

Dining at Tulalip is just as exceptional as the rest of the resort. At Blackfish Wild Salmon Grill & Bar, locally caught seafood is prepared using traditional tribal techniques, and the private wine room in Tulalip Bay - winner of the coveted Wine Spectator DiRoNa Award - is not to be missed with its dramatic Dale Chihuly chandelier sculpture and spectacular wine collection.

The 14,000-square-foot T Spa at Tulalip takes the same local, customized approach as the resort’s restaurants with a variety of native-inspired services designed to rejuvenate the body and soothe the soul. Separate lounges for men and women include quiet rooms with double-sided fireplaces, eucalyptus steam rooms, cedar-lined saunas, and grotto showers decked out with rain-shower heads and body sprays.

Visitors who want to discover more about the Tulalip tribal culture can visit the nearby Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve, complete with exhibits, classrooms, a library, and gift shop featuring Coast Salish– inspired products.

For more information: Tulalip Resort Casino - (866) 716-7162; tulalipresort.com(HYPBOL)

 

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