CATOOSA, OK - When it opens in early 2009, the Cherokee Casino Resort will be
the largest gaming resort destination in Oklahoma. Total size will be 412,000
The top beam is now in place on the 19-story hotel marking a significant
construction milestone for the expansion project. The hotel will be
230,000-square-foot with 200 rooms and suites, a spa, and a fine dining
Chad Smith, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, said "The expansion of this
property creates many new good-paying, stable jobs for Cherokee citizens and the
surrounding area. When I see an expansion project of this magnitude, it is a
visible sign that we are one step closer to achieving our vision of
self-sufficiency for the Cherokee people, and this is a facility that all
Cherokee people can be proud of."
David Stewart, CEO of Cherokee Nation Enterprises, added, "Cherokee Casinos have
always been the first and best in Oklahoma to provide superior facilities and
entertainment, including more amenities, more fun and more excitement than
anywhere else. This expansion will allow us to have more diverse offerings for
even more guests."
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