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Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino – Pojoaque, New Mexico

Construction Cost: $250M   Size: 490,000sf   Completed: 09/2008

This  destination resort features a 387-room Hilton full-service resort, a 79-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton, a spa, convention facilities, entertainment venues and a new casino. The site of this new resort is on 92 acres of Pojoaque tribal land, located 12 miles north of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is being built adjacent to the Towa Golf Resort. Both hotels are owned by The Pueblo of Pojoaque and will be operated by Hilton Hotels Corporation under a management agreement. The five-story resort hotel encompasses 490,000 square feet and two wings with a total of 377 rooms (410 bays), a two-story atrium in lobby, vacation station, exercise room,  administration. The casino and theater will encompass 172,000 square feet. The Casino will include a 45,000 square foot gaming floor, 1,200 to 1,500 gaming positions, casino back of house, and support. The theater will have 784 seats, an elevated stage, dressing rooms and a loading dock. The restaurants, retail promenade, parking garage, vacation station and conference center totals 176,300 square feet. The exhibition hall seats 5,000 and includes an elevated stage. Outdoor facilities include tennis courts, two outdoor pools, and an indoor pool, an amphitheater, and exterior water features.  Chavez-Grieves Consulting Engineers, Inc. is the structural engineer for the complex.


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