Wednesday Aug 19 2009 comments Thunder Valley Casino Hotel Construction By: by Karina Williams -A +A The first floor of the new hotel construction will be an extension of the casino floor, leading up to the hotel lobby. Standing on the top of the new Thunder Valley Casino hotel, from left, Nick Kump and Kim Nickols with Elmets Communications, look out from the top of the Thunder Valley Casino hotel construction with Doug Elmets, spokesman for Thunder Valley Casino and the United Auburn Indian Community, Gene Whitehouse, tribal member, and Ernie Hams, tribal member Several hundred workers attended an appreciation lunch hosed by Thunder Valley Casino last week. A few of the workers, from left Darin Keenan, Steve Porter, Jay Halsted, Scott Coverick, and Dave Oblinger, enjoy the rest from work. The top of the new hotel with have will be equipped with a helipad for Emergency use only. Jon Suehead, vice chair of the United Auburn Indian Community tribal council, signs his name to a steal beam that will be put into the new hotel.