Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s newest resort and tourism destination is one step closer to being finished as the new 262 room hotel is now open and accepting reservations.
The new hotel is a 14-story tower with 262 suites, adding a total of 144,000 square feet to the property. The hotel is designed with a strong influence by Frank Lloyd Wright, an innovative American architect known for a philosophy that he called organic architecture.
“We are excited to open this phase of the property and look forward to guests coming and staying with us,” said Steve Degraffenreid, general manager, Grand Casino Hotel and Resort. “Our guests are going to enjoy quality entertainment and VIP treatment every second they stay with us. We are also looking forward to adding our other resort and hotel amenities in the fall.”
The Grand Hotel currently offers a spa, 24 hour fitness center, and state of the art meeting facilities accessible directly from the Grand Casino and Event Center. Other amenities include a business center, in-room dining, and complimentary high-speed internet access available wired or wirelessly.
The new hotel is in addition to the 125,000 square foot gaming facility. The casino currently offers poker, blackjack, slots, craps, spinette and keno. Amenities expected to open in fall 2013 include two new restaurants, an outdoor pool, which will be Oklahoma’s first pool nightclub, and lounge and a new 2,500 seat event center.
“Once we have all of our amenities open, people won’t need to leave our property to experience a fun-filled getaway,” added Degraffenreid. “This is a tourism destination for Oklahoma and the entertainment experience that we provide won’t be matched anywhere else.”
The new hotel created more than 100 new jobs, bringing the total CPN employment to more than 2,000. CPN opened the property in 2006 and construction began on the hotel in 2011.
To make reservations visit http://www.grandshawnee.com/hotel/ or call 405-964-7777.