Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, OK, hosted the grand opening of its resort expansion on Aug. 6 featuring the 21-story luxury Sky Tower Hotel, an expanded gaming experience plus elevated amenities, restaurants, lounges and entertainment options, and a world-class collection of Choctaw art.
“I am extremely grateful to everyone who has played a role in delivering such a magnificent, top-tier entertainment destination for our region that not only elevates the experience for our guests, but elevates the lives of tribal members, individuals and families living across the state,” said Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gary Batton. “This expansion means 1,000 new jobs, funding for much-needed services for tribal members, millions in economic growth for Oklahoma, and additional dollars our tribal government invests in education and infrastructure improvements for all Oklahomans.”
With a goal to elevate the overall guest experience in order to meet the demands of a growing customer base from North Texas and beyond, Choctaw invested $600 million in the luxury entertainment destination that is an easy drive from DFW, offering a resort-style experience making guests feel like they truly are on vacation.
“We wanted to create a resort and gaming experience unlike any other and I am proud to say the expansion rivals anything you would find in Las Vegas,” said Heidi Grant, executive officer of gaming and hospitality for Choctaw Nation. “We are thrilled to showcase everything that’s new for guests from Oklahoma, North Texas and beyond. The attention to detail is incredible. From the amazing Choctaw art on the walls to new gaming options and swimming pools, to hip new restaurants and lounges and exquisite hotel suites, there is literally something for everyone at the new Choctaw Casino & Resort.”
The new 21-story Sky Tower features 1,000 luxury rooms (traditional king and double beds) and suites, plus hospitality suites. Guestrooms feature modern decor, lavish bedding and spa-like amenities. The major expansion also features Agua, Choctaw’s new 18,000-square-foot pool area that sits on three acres and boasts an adults-only pool, a family pool, 50 poolside cabanas, 750 chaise lounge chairs and four outdoor venues for food and drinks. Poolside service and swim-up bars round out the Aqua experience.
In addition, the property features expanded gaming options including 3,300 new slot machines with a mix of the hottest new slots and classic favorites, bringing the total number of machines on property to more than 7,200. The expansion also includes over 40 new table games and a poker room with 30 additional tables, raising the total table count (including poker) to 136.
For more information, visit choctawcasinos.com.