Ground Breaking Held for $335 Million River Spirit Casino Phase II Expansion
(TULSA, Okla.) – Hundreds gathered yesterday for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation ground breaking event for the River Spirit Casino Phase II expansion project in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Manhattan Construction Company, a top 5 nationally ranked entertainment/casino contractor by Engineering News-Record, is managing the construction of the project in a partnership with RedStone Construction Services, called Manhattan | Redstone A Joint Venture. The project will include a 26-story, 483-room luxury hotel, upscale spa, a showroom theatre and several new restaurants, including Jimmy Buffet’s “Margaritaville” Restaurant and Casino and the “5 o’Clock Somewhere” bar.
When the expansion is complete, the economic impact is an estimated $135 million annually according to Bob Ball, economist at the Tulsa Regional Chamber.
“This is the largest private development on the Arkansas River in Tulsa’s history,” said River Spirit’s Casino General Manager Jerry Floyd. “This new development will put Tulsa on the map as a true leisure, destination spot.”
The development will also include a special events venue offering 30,000 square feet of convention and meeting space including a grand ballroom. It will also offer state-of-the-art audio and video capabilities.
According to the Chief Executive Officer of Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos Pat Crofts, the expansion is projected to take 18 to 24 months to complete.
Dallas-based architecture firm HKS is the project’s architect.
Renderings are by HKS.