THACKERVILLE, OKLAHOMA — Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby today was joined by several elected officials and community members for the ribbon cutting ceremony of a new 500-room hotel tower at WinStar World Casino and Resort.
As WinStar World Casino Hotel’s second tower, the new, 18-story hotel tower is located adjacent to the existing 12-story, 395-room tower.
“This is a significant milestone in our efforts to upgrade what we believe is a world-class destination,” said Gov. Anoatubby. “This new hotel and other expansions also continue to enhance the positive economic impact WinStar has in this area.”
Gov. Anoatubby said WinStar World Casino Hotel and London Plaza expansion project added approximately 450 jobs to the area, bringing the total number of employees at WinStar World Casino and Resort to more than 3,500. He also said a third hotel tower, similar in size and room count, is under construction and expected to open in 2014.
This project also added a new luxury pool and garden oasis with about 50,000 square feet of lush landscaping and other water features, six private cabanas, two hot tubs, a fire pit, a 200-seat Terrace View Café, and a pool bar.
In addition to the new hotel tower, Gov. Anoatubby also shared details about an expansion project to the casino’s main building that opened recently. The project, located in the London Plaza, added two new restaurants and hundreds of new games across more than 56,000 square feet.
Architectural firm Hnedak Bobo Group designed the hotel tower and Oklahoma City-based Flintco served as the general contractor on the project. Hnedak Bobo Group also designed the London Plaza expansion and Hill Wilkinson served as the general contractor.