After its original 2.5 years construction period was delayed due to the pandemic, the $250M expansion project of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is expected to be completed this fall.
Said Harrah’s Cherokee Casinos regional senior vice president and general manager Brooks Robinson:
“We are thrilled to see this project come to completion and to be able to offer our guests new amenities and offerings. This expansion has been an integral component to our property and community’s growth and helps us further show that Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is truly a destination that is unlike any other in the Carolinas. We look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors to see the results of this project.”
4th Tower and Convention Center
One of the major additions in the project is a 4th hotel tower dubbed as The Cherokee at Harrah’s Cherokee Resort. The new hotel is 19 stories tall and has a total of 725 rooms and seven suites with an earth toned design concept. It has a 50-seat lobby bar and lounge which is highlighted by a sky blue marbled wall lined with cascading wine bottles.
On the second floor of The Cherokee is the tower’s terrace pool and fitness center. A pair of 800 square foot hospitality suites complete with kitchen amenities also feature a private entrance to the pool area.
The other major component of the expansion is the 83,000 square foot Convention Center which triples the existing convention capacity space on the resort The Cherokee Convention Center has a 32,000 square foot ballroom, 26 meeting spaces, and an exhibition hall.
WSOP Poker Room and The Book
Gambling-wise, a WSOP (World Series of Poker ) Poker Room opened last September 2020. The 34-table poker room offers eight-handed card games. A non smoking room, this venue is a non-smoking area. It offers a total of 85 spots and if open daily.
Last March, Harrah’s Cherokee Resort also opened The Book, a first of its kind state-of-the-art betting experience in North Carolina which was created in partnership with Caesars Entertainment and William Hill. The retail sportsbook has a 90-foot ultra high-definition screen, plush chairs with USB charging ports, and a full beverage service.
The facility is one of two Tribal casinos that can take sports bets. The other is the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Hotel and Casino in Murphy. Both are owned and run by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.