Cherokee, North Carolina


Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

Market
Gaming
Region
South USA
Client
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Caesars Entertainment Corp.
Project Size
2,700,000 Square Feet
Status
Complete

Renovation and Expansion, Casino, Hotel, Event Center, Restaurants, Buffet, Retail, Pool

Cuningham Group collaborated with The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and Caesars Entertainment to expand and renovate the Great Smoky Mountains Resort into a sophisticated world-class mountain destination.

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Using the Every Building Tells A Story® approach, the exterior of the expansion reflects the layered and long, curving shapes of the Smoky Mountains. Tall spruce trees, oak trees, and river cane also characterize the site and are incorporated into the building design. Four visually distinct themed zones on the resort’s interior—identified as Mountain Breeze, Woodland Moon, River Valley, and Earth Water—were created to help orient guests within the large space. The phased development includes a 500,000-square-foot casino expansion with VIP Lounge, as well as a 520-key hotel, two parking garages, a new spa, new restaurants, a retail concourse, and a 3,000-seat event center.

AWARDS
NEWH Las Vegas
9th Annual HOSPY Award for Best Buffet, 2012
NEWH Las Vegas
9th Annual HOSPY Award for Best Theatrical Experience, 2012

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