Graton Resort & Casino Breaks Ground on $1 Billion Expansion

Graton Rancheria Groundbreaking
L-R: Lorelle Ross, Tribal Vice Chair; Melissa Elgin, Tribal Secretary; Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman; Joan Harper, Tribal Treasurer; and Lawrence Stafford, Tribal Member at Large.

ROHNERT PARK, CA – Graton Resort & Casino hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the Rohnert Park resort. A new parking structure with solar panels has now begun construction. Projects, including an additional hotel wing and expanded casino floor, are slated for future development.

Graton Exterior

The expansion of the property will employ 2,000 temporary construction jobs and 600 new Graton Resort & Casino team members. Graton Resort & Casino is one of Sonoma County’s largest private employers.

Graton Sportsbook

The casino floor expansion will add approximately 144,000 sq. ft., adding 2,000 new slot machines, a new poker room, and a new high-limit area.

The $1 billion expansion project will also include:

  • A new five-story hotel wing with over 200 rooms
  • A 28,000 sq. ft. rooftop restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating for 480 guests
  • A five-level parking structure with solar panels and EV charging stations
  • A 3,500-seat theater

“This is an exciting day and we’re thrilled to begin construction,” said Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Tribal Chairman Sarris. “The expansion reflects our consistent mission to provide the highest quality guest experience at Graton Resort & Casino. We’ve been working on these plans for several years and we’re excited to create new job opportunities here in Sonoma County.”

Graton High-Limit

The project’s architect is Bergman Walls & Associates; project developer is ECL Development; and general contractor is SMC Contracting.