Immersive Resort Experience

Coeur d'Alene Tribe Resort Expansion

Worley, ID

Reconnecting to Place

In collaboration with a new generation of visionary Tribal leaders, Mithun helped significantly expand their aging resort property into a four-star hotel and spa with strong connections to the land that has been their home since time immemorial. The buildings are sited at the ecotone between forest and Palouse prairie environments – providing visual and physical access to nature not typically seen in a resort of this kind.

Engaging Future Generations

To attract and retain a broad clientele, the team implemented a modern vocabulary of healthy, warm and regionally appropriate materials, providing a biophilic connection to place. Handmade pieces by tribal artisans represent the community’s traditions and future.

Expressing Values Through Design

The Tribe’s commitment to sustainable use of resources and respect for the land is evident throughout the building and site. The LEED Gold certified project includes on-site tertiary treatment of wastewater with reuse for irrigation.

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