The new six story hotel featuring 120 guest rooms at the Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland is now open for business, with the casino celebrating the new milestone of their gaming venture. Players now have the opportunity to stay for longer periods of time and enjoy additional entertainment during their stay. A ribbon cutting ceremony helped to celebrate the opening of the $80 million hotel.
Bill John Baker, the Cherokee Nation Principal Chief, stated that creating jobs for the people of the tribe was the primary goal of creating the new hotel at the Cherokee Nation. The new facility will fulfill the goal of new employment as well as bring a lasting impact to the region, according to Baker.
The property is 170,000 square feet in size and will bring 300 jobs to the area plus added amenities. The hotel opens up into the heart of the casino, giving guests instant access to a variety of entertainment, including table games, a High Limit poker room and 850 electronic games. Players can also visit the Lee Creek Tavern which features cocktails and live music.
The hotel was designed in resort style and has almost 5,000 square feet of convention space. Guests have the option of hosting conferences, weddings, special events and more. Visitors can access two dining options while visiting the property, the Grab & Go as well as The Buffet. Enjoy quick service dining with café foods or visit the buffet for a wide variety of items. Parking includes free valet service and a covered parking garage.
The first facility to be opened by the Cherokee Nation in Roland was the Bingo Outpost in 1990 and there were only 64 employees hired. Now, the property is a leading entertainment venue of the region and employs over 500 individuals who work to operate the facility.