Ak-Chin Indian Community – Sundt | Yates Construction, a joint venture, recently completed a hotel expansion at the Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino Resort near Maricopa, Ariz.
The design-build project added a new 12-story, 388,000-square-foot, 230-room hotel tower, and a 730-space parking structure. This expansion was designed to complement the existing resort-style guest suites by integrating contemporary design, enhancing connectivity to the casino.
“This has been an excellent project for our team,” said Robert Kobierowski, Project Manager. “We utilized laser scanning (a tool that can enable a high level of coordination in construction) on this project, which gave us the most precise information possible while driving collaboration among all of those involved.”
Additional resort renovations included a casino update, a steakhouse, enhancements to public spaces, an ultra-modern wine bar with an open-concept lobby and lounge, an associated roadway realignment adjacent to the site, and an expansion of the central plant.
The Sundt | Yates team also added a pedestrian bridge spanning Ak-Chin Parkway that unites the second floor of the casino with the Ultra Star Family Entertainment Center across the street, and features a large promenade leading to the parking garage, with displays of contemporary Native American art. This seamless entertainment complex is now the largest Indian gaming venue in Arizona.
Sundt Construction, Inc. www.sundt.com is one of the country’s largest and most respected general contractors. The 128-year-old firm specializes in building, industrial, transportation and concrete work and is known for its commitment to quality and innovative approach to construction services. Sundt has 11 offices throughout Texas, Arizona, California and Utah and is 100 percent owned by its approximately 2,000 employees. Sundt currently is ranked the 65th largest construction company in the United States by ENR, the industry’s principal trade magazine. The company is consistently ranked among the Best Places to Work by business publications in multiple cities and it was named the nation’s safest construction company by the Associated General Contractors of America twice in a decade – an honor no other contractor can claim. Sundt’s charitable arm, the Sundt Foundation, recently crossed the $8.6 million mark in donations made to hundreds of nonprofit organizations across the country.