Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Pojoaque, New Mexico

  • $250-million-dollar destination resort featured a 387-room Hilton full-service resort, a 79-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton, a spa, convention facilities, entertainment venues and a new casino
  • Situated on 92 acres of Pojoaque tribal land
  • Five-story resort hotel encompassed 490,000 square feet
  • Hotel included two wings, with a total of 377 rooms (410 bays), a two-story atrium in lobby, vacation station, exercise room, spa, administration, four-pipe/fan coil or heat pump HVAC system, proposed cast-in-place concrete structure, full-service laundry and dry-cleaning
  • Casino and theater encompass 172,000 square feet
  • Casino included a 45,000 square foot gaming floor, 1,200 to 1,500 gaming positions, casino back of house, and support
  • Theater had 784 seats, an elevated stage, dressing rooms and a loading dock
  • Restaurants, retail promenade, parking garage, vacation station and conference center totaled 176,300 square feet
  • Exhibition hall seated 5,000 and included 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. was the structural engineer for the complex