Gateway Casino & Entertainment Ltd. now has a partnership with a hotel operator for the new Cascades Casino Delta.
A Delta by Marriott Hotel will be part of the hotel/casino complex currently under construction next to the interchange of highways 99 and 17A.
In a Meridian Development and P.R. Hotels news release, Jeff Krivoshen of P.R. Hotels said, “We are very excited to be a part of this development, and to work with both Gateway and Marriott to bring this Delta hotel to the city. We are proud of this location, being only 15 minutes from Vancouver International Airport to the north, and 15 minutes from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal to the south.”
The news release also states a Delta by Marriott Hotel represents one of Marriott’s premium brands, and brings the Ladner/Delta area a truly upscale hotel property.
“This collaboration is expected to have significant positive impact on the City of Delta, and is sure to draw tourism, conferences and conventions from across British Columbia, Canada, and the United States,” said Karl Miller of Meridian, citing, among other things, Delta’s centric geographical location.
The release doesn’t specify how many rooms will be in the hotel, but in its application to the City of Delta, Gateway indicated the project would include a five-storey, 116-to-120 room hotel with meeting spaces.
The $87 million Cascades Casino Delta has begun to take shape in recent months but Gateway currently won’t provide an estimated date of completion.
Located at the former Delta Town & Country Inn site, the facility will include a 40,000-square-foot gaming floor with up to 600 slot machines and 30 gaming tables, as well as a Match Eatery & Public House, a buffet and Atlas Steak + Fish Restaurant.
There won't be a music dance lounge or a sportsbook.
The B.C. Lottery Corporation approved the project three years ago, following Delta council’s earlier approval, but the provincial Ministry of Transportation didn’t sign off on the project until 2019.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed construction.