About Cherokee Nation Entertainment
Cherokee Nation Entertainment is the gaming, entertainment, hospitality, retail and tourism entity of the Cherokee Nation. CNE operates Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, seven Cherokee Casinos in Roland, Sallisaw, West Siloam Springs, Tahlequah, Fort Gibson, Claremore and Ramona; two Cherokee Outpost convenience stores; six retail tobacco shops; four gift shops; two golf courses; the Cherokee Travel Plaza; and four hotels. Cherokee Nation Entertainment continues to grow, with 100 percent of the profit benefiting the Cherokee Nation through job creation and funding for vital government services, such as health, education, housing and community services. CNE employs more than 3,500 people in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is the only Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Oklahoma, and the seventh Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the world. The property offers an experience not duplicated anywhere else by bringing together a unique blend of Cherokee culture, Oklahoma’s rich musical history and classic rock ‘n’ roll. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa features multiple dining venues, including Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill and the fine-dining penthouse restaurant McGill’s on 19, a 2,700-seat en tertainment venue, the Hard Rock Store, more than 125,000 square feet of gaming, 350 luxury hotel rooms and suites, 35,000 square feet of convention space, and the Cherokee Hills Golf Club championship golf course. The addition of a new 10-story tower in 2012 will add 100 suites and more than 55,000 square feet of entertainment, gaming and convention space to the resort. The expansion also provides options for those seeking a non-smoking gaming and hospitality experience, with a smoke-free casino floor and hotel rooms. Additional amenities include a new media bar, dining options and an innovative gaming zone with interactive and multiplayer games. The property also features a more than $2 million rock-inspired music memorabilia collection that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino brand is known for across the globe.