The Puyallup Tribal Council and Puyallup Tribe Culture Director Connie McCloud, with Emerald Queen Casino General Manager Frank Wright Jr., opened the new EQC hotel in Tacoma with a blessing on Wednesday morning. The latest addition to the new casino features a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of Puget Sound, a fitness center, conference spaces and 155 luxury rooms and suites. Coast Salish artwork is visible throughout the hotel.

From left to right are Councilwoman Anna Bean, Vice Chairwoman Sylvia Miller, Chairman Bill Sterud, Councilwoman Annette Bryan, Councilwoman Monica Miller and Councilman Fred Dillon. Councilman James Rideout was unable to attend.

Photo by Puyallup Tribal Member Frank Griese. Video by David Bonds, Emerald Queen Casino