Kalispel Tribe Opens Destination Resort Near Spokane


<p><location>SPOKANE</location>, Wash., <chron>Dec. 28</chron> /PRNewswire/ -- Northern Quest Resort & Casino's new 250-room hotel and spa opens its doors on <chron>December 31st, 2009</chron>.  The contemporary hotel features sophisticated technology and a world-class spa in an urban lodge environment, making it one of the region's most unique destination resorts.  The Resort and related infrastructure represent an investment exceeding <money>$200 million</money>, creating an economic bright spot in the region. Northern Quest Resort & Casino is located minutes from downtown <location>Spokane</location> and <location>Spokane</location> International Airport.</p>
<p>"This is a proud moment for the Kalispel Tribe," said Chairman of the Kalispel Tribe, Glen Nenema. "We are investing in our people and our communities. I am proud of what we are building today for future generations."</p>
<p>The Resort is one of only a few properties in <location>North America</location> to install a total IP-based, high-definition solution and video-on-demand services that allow digital check-in and customized guest information delivered to in-room televisions.  Guests can access a technology concierge and have dedicated bandwidth from every room.  The Resort includes over 22,000 square feet of meeting room space.</p>
<p>Guests will experience tribal influence throughout the property. At Masselow's Restaurant, the new fine dining restaurant, guests will be greeted in Salish, the native language of the Kalispel Tribe.  In the hotel's Heritage Hallway, artifacts and images displayed represent the Tribe's past, present and future.</p>
<p>Current Spa & Salon offers guests a full menu of services, a salon, a men's barber shop and a waterfall infused whirlpool in the relaxation room.  The duet treatment room for couples or small groups features an oversized soaking tub and fireplace.  The spa's one-of-a-kind swimming pool features natural stone and a lighted river ceiling inspired by the Kalispels, the people of the river.</p>
<p>The hotel's opening is creating 325 new jobs, bringing Northern Quest Resort & Casino's employment to approximately 1,675.  The Resort spends over <money>$800,000</money> monthly on local goods and services.  With a total of over 2,000 jobs across its government and business enterprises, the Kalispel Tribe is one of the top employers in <location>Spokane</location> County.</p>
<p>The Kalispel Tribe of Indians has over 400 members.  The Tribe's headquarters is located in Usk, WA on the Pend Oreille River.  The Kalispel Tribe has donated over <money>$5 Million</money> to multiple charities and non-profits.  More information about Northern Quest Resort & Casino and the Kalispel Tribe of Indians is available at <a href="http://www.northernquest.com">www.northernquest.com</a> and <a href="http://www.kalispeltribe.com">www.kalispeltribe.com</a>.</p>


For further information: For further information: Sara Desautel, +1-509-444-2350, sarad@desautelhege.com, for Northern Quest Resort & Casino

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