Casino Del Sol and Casino of the Sun plan major expansions
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November 09, 2017
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is expanding hospitality amenities in Tucson at its
casino enterprises, Casino Del Sol and Casino of the Sun.
In October, the Pascua Yaqui Tribal Council approved up to 150 additional hotel
rooms, 90 RV sites, and a 9,600-square foot expansion of the current convention
space at Casino Del Sol. In addition, a new 11,000-square foot Event Center next
to Casino of the Sun will be built.
"The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is honored to have the opportunity to build new
accommodations and meeting spaces for guests who visit our properties," said
Robert Valencia, Chairman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. "These additions will
create more jobs and will positively impact our Tribe, its members, and Southern
The new hotel will be located adjacent to the current Casino Del Sol facility
and is estimated to have 150 rooms with its own pool area. This will allow
visitors to have an additional hotel choice nearby everything Casino Del Sol has
A proposed 90-space RV park near the casino will also provide part-time and
full-time RVers the opportunity to hook up and enjoy all of Casino Del Sol's
amenities before they head out on the road.
The current conference center at Casino Del Sol will undergo a 9,600-square foot
expansion and will include additional break out meeting rooms to complement the
existing convention space.
Casino of the Sun, Casino Del Sol's sister property and original Pascua Yaqui
Tribal casino, is also getting a new addition. Construction of a new
11,000-square foot Event Center adjacent to the Casino will allow for meetings,
events, and entertainment.
"The overwhelming support we have received since the opening of Casino Del Sol
has resulted in our current hotel being at near-full capacity most nights," said
CEO of Casino Del Sol, Kimberly Van Amburg. "This project will allow us to meet
the increased demand of our customers as well as better serve our meeting and
The architect for the project is the Cuningham Group in Las Vegas.
The project cost has not been disclosed.
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