7 Cedars Resort Properties recently completed construction of a $33 million, 100-room hotel adjacent to S’Klallam Tribe’s 7 Cedars Casino on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
Designed by Rice Fergus Miller Architecture, Bremerton, WA; and built by Seattle-based Swinerton Construction, this addition to the 7 Cedars Resort significantly expands the project beyond the already established golf, dining, entertainment and gaming facilities, now with an expansive event and meeting space and four floors of uniquely designed and art-filled guestrooms. The five-story, 100-room hotel is the first of four phases in the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s Master Plan for their resort located in Sequim, WA.
Designed in keeping with a boutique hotel, uniquely crafted themes of Cedar Forest, Salish Sea and Canoe Journey inspire the palettes, colors, textures, and tones in each room. Each floor of the hotel reflects the different “Layers of Life” found near this scenic location – sea, shore, land, and sky. Both the architecture and interiors were carefully designed to immerse guests in the Pacific Northwest experience, and a collection of more than 750 art pieces help tell the story of the tribe and the region.
One of the most striking features of the hotel is the main level’s façade and entrance, which is clad in Kebony modified wood, carved in tribal designs. “By using wood, the entry façade encapsulates the identity of what the tribe is,” RFM project designer Sean Moyano said. “Kebony gave us the flexibility to do that. We didn’t want a material that didn’t speak to the identity of the Tribe. Kebony is ideal; it can both be a facade but also incorporate the design and vision the tribe had.”
The hotel contains four corner suites, eight executive suites, and a mixture of king and double queen rooms. The main floor houses the lobby, conference spaces, administrative offices, reception, and a coffee and gift shop. The porte-cochere entry with decorative Kebony siding sets up the guest experience immediately upon arrival to the hotel, and its décor and design was a focus. “We love the sense of arrival, and the Kebony’s aging patina, 7 Cedars Director of Gaming Glenn Smithson said. “It’s a great visual when the guests drive up.”
The finishes represent a sea-to-sky motif for the hotel, utilizing custom carpet, tile, and stone. The reception kiosks in the lobby are one-of-a-kind, custom made pieces. All areas of the hotel feature unique artwork—no two pieces are the same throughout—including those by local artists. Detailed landscaping enhances an outdoor patio designed for special events.