Cherokee Casino Resort's $155 million expansion
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June 6, 2009
CATOOSA, OK - As Cherokee Casino Resort is making incremental progress in
transitioning towards its new identity "Hard Rock Casino Tulsa". When the
current $155 million expansion is completed, the casino will begin another
$125 million construction project that will make it the largest casino in
Oklahoma. The completed facility will total 337,000 square feet.
"Along with the new Hard Rock name, this Tulsa hotel and casino will boast all
new amenities that larger local, regional or national event planners are looking
for," said Stacy McKee-Redden, Cherokee Casino Resort's sales director. "The new
look and feel is ultra-cool and modern, and guests will love the new rooms. They
are decorated in a contemporary, sleek design with all the amenities you expect
from a first-class resort."
Amanda Clinton, Cherokee Nation Businesses Communications manager, said work is
finishing in increments. Final touches are being added to the convention space.
A high-limit gaming room, a Center Bar that features a more than 80-foot-long
bar top made of solid ice, and five floors of a new 19-story hotel tower are
finished. The hotel opened its first 100 new rooms on May 4.
When finished the hotel tower will feature more than 200 rooms and suites
bringing the total rooms to more than 300. The new tower will be enclosed with
floor-to-ceiling glass walls to provide views of Tulsa's skyline. Soon
afterwards, work would begin on Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill.
The casino's expansion also includes a new 30,000-square-foot gaming room with
800 new slot machines. These will bring the total number to more than 2,300.
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