“The Choctaw Nation’s latest expansion in Durant will elevate the resort and gaming experience in Oklahoma to the likes of which are typically found only in Las Vegas. With a focus on the benefits this project will bring to the Choctaw Nation, the City of Durant, as well as the entire region, the Choctaw Nation has assembled a world-class team to build this mega-project. TynanGroup is proud to be working closely with the Choctaw Nation on this expansion.” — John Tynan, Chairman and CEO of developer TynanGroup
The 1,000-room luxury hotel expansion to open in 2021 will feature a 2.5-acre pool area containing a large main pool with swim-up bar, as well as an oversized family pool. Well-appointed cabanas will surround both pools. In addition, there will be two large hot tub pools and fire pits for guests to gather around and enjoy outdoors.
Off the main hotel lobby, there is a large fountain that provides a dramatic foreground to the new pool area. A beautiful new, tree-lined promenade will connect the various spaces.
The stunning new entry will include large massings of flowering trees and shrubs and provide a dramatic statement and rhythm for guests driving into the new porte cochere. The oversized planted urns, decorative paving and lush layered planting help complement the dramatic overhead canopy and architectural elements.
Additional improvements throughout the expansion include the addition of large evergreen trees to help soften the generous parking areas and garage and open lush turf area for guests to meander through the new garden spaces.