October 03, 2007

Muckleshoots buy historic hotel

Muckleshoots to own iconic Salish LodgeThe Muckleshoot Tribe will be the new owner of the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie.

Salish officials said Tuesday that the historic luxury hotel will be transferred to the tribe Oct. 9. The sale price was not available, said Kirsten Bell, Salish spokeswoman.

The move is a coup for the tribe, once among the poorest in Western Washington, and complements a long string of tribal investments.

The Muckleshoots run one of the most profitable casinos in the state; own the land under Emerald Downs racetrack and a major amphitheater; and recently became investors in the Four Seasons hotel and private residences development in downtown Seattle.

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