The Cherokee Nation announced Monday that the hotel at the Cherokee Casino & Hotel in Roland is complete, and a ribbon cutting will be held there at 11 a.m. Thursday.
The $80 million project is reported to have added 300 new jobs to the area.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker is expected to attend the ribbon cutting along with Shawn Slaton, Cherokee Nation Businesses chief executive officer, and Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors.
The six-story hotel has 120 rooms and is adjacent to the casino. The tribe broke ground on the facility in April 2014, and the new casino opened in July.
Cherokee Casino Roland was the Cherokee Nation’s first gaming operation, opening as a simple bingo hall 25 years ago. Cherokee Casino & Hotel Roland is located off Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 64.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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