San Diego County’s Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, in conjunction with three other Indian tribes and non-tribal partners, officially opened a new, $43 million hotel March 3 in Washington, D.C.
The Residence Inn Capitol by Marriott is 13 stories and has 233 suites.
The completion of the hotel marks the culmination of the first joint business venture for Four Fires LLC, an economic partnership of four tribes: Viejas, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of San Bernardino County, the Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin, and the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.
The hotel opened with a blessing ceremony March 3.
Viejas, one of nine tribes that currently operates a casino in San Diego County, called the partnership “the largest business investment collaboration for American Indian tribes in history.”
Three of the four partners the Viejas, San Manuel, and Oneida tribes and Marriott are continuing this alliance with the construction of a Residence Inn in Sacramento. Three Fires, LLC and their investment partners broke ground on the $53 million, 239-suite hotel in December 2004.