Casinos...one of my husband's fave places to be (he's super into Poker). Now me, on the other hand, do not find joy in gambling but whatever floats your boat. Normally I wouldn't be too thrilled whisking the family away for a weekend at a casino, but I made an exception for this place.
Not only does my husband get his poker fix, but I get to relax at the T-Spa (I always get a full-body massage) and the kids get to enjoy the indoor pool! As if it couldn't get any better, the whole family can try out the various restaurants found in the building as well as get some shopping in at the designer outlet mall within walking distance, just north of the casino.
Now, it's been a year or two since the whole family has stayed at the resort and, since that time, the rooms have gone through some major renovations. It's always been considered "luxury accommodations" and the designers have stayed true to the meaning - trends currently popular with interior enthusiasts exuded everywhere. The bathrooms are more modern yet elegant; rooms were upgraded with new technology; and color schemes have changed from jewel tones (if my memory serves me right) to more warm, passionate colors (hello red!). Not only does the interior follow modern trends but they've made sure to incorporate elements of the local tribe's culture and history within the decor.
Most of what I'm going to feature are photos of our room and the pool area because it's illegal to take photos in the casino, according to the staff. When trying to book a 2-bed room here (for a family of 5), prices were around $380/night; however, a friend recently informed me that it's $200/night and you can earn you a free night's stay or discounted rooms (it really depends on how much gambling you do). Hubs booked the room for the weekend so I'm almost sure we booked for a better deal. He said "don't worry about it, it's taken care of." Suh-weet.
As soon as we walked into our room, we were greeted with soothing music. The kids ooh'd and aah'd and immediately made themselves at home.
Of course, I had to walk around and admire the new room designs. Bathrooms are always the first places I check out because that's where I normally put my makeup on (some would say "duh" but I know women who like to get ready in front of the window)...
I mean, check out the sexiness of the space! I don't normally gravitate toward warm colors anymore but this works for me!
Beds were outfitted in simple white sheets, plush pillows, and red accents. Tribe elements could be seen throughout the room.
Meanwhile baby girl is showing off some moves she has (apparently) been practicing on a daily basis...I gotta say, we were all impressed!
I've been waiting to use my 2pk Calpak set ...I was so excited to be able to use 1 of them for the first time. The small case here can fit a bunch of stuff. I usually pack our toiletries and essentials (1st aid kit, flat iron, lotion for the whole fam) etc. in these smaller cases. I still had so much room that I was able to fit a couple pairs of shoes as well (my heels and sneakers)!
And would ya look at that...my luggage matches the counter top....LOVE.
The kids (and adults) were able to enjoy the pool for a couple hours and loved every second of it. Thought it was a nice touch to add the faux mountain with water fall. This was blocked off by a bridge to ward off any climbing. There's a tree off to the side topped with a nest only fitting for a baby pterodactyl. LOL - bringing the outdoors in seemed to give off the illusion that they were actually, well, outdoors.
I was the 1st one up every day so, naturally, I snapped a photo of everyone else asleep. Look how comfy they look in those beds....
The weekend flew by and it's back to reality for some of us. Mommy & Daddy back to work and the kids back at home making the most of their summer vacay. Until next time Tulalip - keep stylin'! DEUCES.
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