THACKERVILLE, OKLA. (PRWEB) November 08, 2013
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, joined by several elected officials and community members, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for 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.
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About WinStar World Casino and Resort
With more games than any other casino in the world, WinStar World Casino and Resort offers more than 7,400 electronic games, 120 tables games, a 3,500-seat Global Event Center and an 895-room WinStar World Casino Hotel. Located just north of the Oklahoma/Texas border along Interstate 35, WinStar World Casino and Resort presents 24/7 gaming action, world -class entertainers and a wide range of restaurants. WinStar World Casino and Resort is an economic enterprise of the Chickasaw Nation. For more information visit our website at http://www.WinStarWorldCasino.com or follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WinStarWorldCasino or http://twitter.com/#!/WinStarWorld
About the Chickasaw Nation
With more than 50,000 citizens, the Chickasaw Nation is the 12th largest federally-recognized Indian tribe in the United States. The Chickasaw Nation had an economic impact of more than $2.4 billion in Oklahoma in 2011. The tribe is the seventh largest employer in Oklahoma, with more than 12,000 employees. A democratic republic with executive, legislative and judicial departments, the tribe's jurisdictional territory includes all or part of 13 counties in south central Oklahoma.