PHILADELPHIA and PORTERVILLE, Calif. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hill International (NYSE:HIL), delivering the infrastructure of change, announced it was awarded a contract by the Tule River Tribe Gaming Authority to provide owner’s representative services for Phase 1 of the relocation of the Authority’s Eagle Mountain Casino.
Valued at $200 million, the project will “relocate” casino operations to a new site approximately 17 miles from the current location. The first phase of the work includes building a new 2,000-seat Event Center, River Steak House, coffee house, 24-hour diner, sports bar and grill, and gaming spaces for 1,750 slot machines and 20 table games. Hill’s services will encompass construction management, scheduling, estimating and cost management, quality control, planning and coordination with third-party providers, and contract administration, among others.
“This project shows the strength of the Eagle Mountain Casino experience specifically and the return of tourism in general as we emerge from the pandemic,” says Hill Vice President, Native American Program Services Henry Corken. “Our team has a demonstrated history managing projects for Native American gaming clients across the U.S., and we’ll bring our best practices to Eagle Mountain to make certain the project is a success.”
Hill Chief Executive Office Raouf Ghali concurs. “Entertainment and tourism are gaining momentum around the world, from casinos and resorts to cruise ports and amusement parks,” says Ghali. “Hill specializes in work in these sectors around the world and are ready to assist clients like the Tule River Tribe Gaming Authority realize their destination projects as-planned to take full advantage of this recovery.”