Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River’s $275 Million Expansion Project Continues With Topping Out Ceremony Of New Hotel Tower

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2024
Harrah’s Cherokee Valley Resort
Harrah’s Cherokee Valley Resort

Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River continues to make strides towards completing its $275 million expansion project as the company held a Topping Out Ceremony for its new 12-story hotel
tower. The event, attended by Harrah’s Cherokee leadership, dignitaries from the Eastern Band of
Cherokee Indians, and Robins & Morton leadership and construction team members, provided an
opportunity to celebrate the project’s progress and recognize the collaborative effort of those who have dedicated their time to aid in the project’s development. Those in attendance were also able to sign the final steel beam to leave their mark on the new amenity.

The celebration saw remarks from Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River General Manager, Lumpy Lambert, who expressed his gratitude to company stakeholders, partners and construction teams led by Robins & Morton for their continued efforts. 

“It’s exciting to see how far we’ve come during this expansion project since breaking ground in 2022,” said Mr. Lambert. “We are particularly grateful to our stakeholders, partners and construction teams for their continued efforts and support. They are the backbone of this project and have played a significant role in us reaching this milestone.”

Harrah’s Cherokee celebrated the completion of the first phase of its expansion project in May with  the opening of a new 25,000 square-foot casino floor and 10-table World Series of Poker Room.

Upon completion, the second phase of the expansion project will introduce 296 additional hotel rooms, an indoor pool and fitness center, 12,000 square-foot rooftop restaurant featuring a 12-seat bar and wine cellar and a 9,600 square-foot spa featuring six treatment rooms, relaxation lounge and salon. The new amenities are on schedule to be completed in late 2024.


Harrah’s Cherokee Valley Resort
Harrah’s Cherokee Valley Resort
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