Tuolumne Band ready to open $22M hotel at casino on May 1

The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians in California will debut a $22 million hotel at the Black Oak Casino to the public on May 1.

The 148-room facility will turn the casino into the largest hotel and biggest conference center in Tuolumne County, The Modesto Bee reported. The 116,000 square-foot building stands five stories and features a 6,000-square-foot conference center.

"We're shooting for a four-star, four-diamond rating," hotel manager Paul Medawar told the paper.

The tribe has hired more than 100 employees for the expansion.

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Tuolumne County hopes for boost from new Black Oak Casino hotel (The Modesto Bee 3/19)

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