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published on December 9, 2020 - 1:06 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

As the hospitality industry enters one of its most challenging periods ever, the group behind Tachi Palace Casino Resort is launching a new enterprise to help other tribes.

Tachi Palace Casino Resort executives and the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi-Yokut Tribal Council recently announced the development of Palace Hospitality, an enterprise offering consulting, development and management services to Tribal Nations.

“Palace Hospitality was created out of years of successful development, management, and negotiations, and the desire to help other Tribal entities benefit from our first-hand experience,” said Michael Olujic, general manager of Tachi Palace Casino Resort and principal of Palace Hospitality. “We have a working business model that creates revenue, builds positive community relationships, and a management philosophy that is effective and respected. We are looking forward to helping other entities whether it’s build from the ground up or refresh their internal and external relations.”

Services offered include development negotiations, strategic planning, expansion forecasting, resort development, community relations, operations, employee management, marketing and outreach and technology implementation, among others.

Unlike other consulting services in this arena, Palace Hospitality’s goal is to help Tribal Nations become self-sufficient and successful without permanent incorporation into their business, according to a news release.

Palace Hospitality also will include the opportunity for Tachi Palace to share its seasoned employees’ expertise and create additional job opportunities within the Tachi Palace Casino Resort infrastructure in other markets.

Olujic has 15 years of expertise in the casino/gaming and hospitality industry. In April 2019 he joined Tachi Palace Casino Resort as general manager. Prior to joining Tachi Palace, his tenure in the gaming industry also includes serving as CEO of Kewadin Casinos in Michigan; GM of Gila River Gaming Enterprises in Arizona; GM/CEO North Star Mohican Casino Resort in Wisconsin; and CFO of Oneida Nation of Indians of Wisconsin.

Tachi Palace Casino Resort, which has grown exponentially through the years, recently celebrated its 37th Anniversary and continues to expand its gaming, hospitality and community outreach and support.


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