The new $300 million Choctaw Casino Resort designed by WorthGroup Architects, is open to the public and entertaining guests with its amenities and its unique design by blending a contemporary palette with Native American design cues to create a one-of-a-kind destination resort. The 125,000-square-foot, 12-story resort developed by the Choctaw Nation is located in Durant, Okklahoma. The resort blends design influences from the Choctaw heritage with contemporary detailing, including a 13,000-square-foot porte cochere inspired from the western diamondback rattlesnake.The fire and water sculpture at the entry, originates from the unique beadwork patterns of the Choctaw Nation. This colorful support beams based on tribal beadwork and the oversized glass mosaic white buffalo sculpture, an animal sacred to the tribe which greets visitors in the lobby.
The resort touts a 12-story, obelisk tower with an exterior light show and a water feature three stories in height and 90 feet across that circulates 3.5 gallons per minute, as well as a casino, full-service spa, fitness center, natatorium, restaurants, lounges, three retail outlets, conference center and 330 guest rooms, including 28 suites. All components in the guest rooms are custom made for the Choctaw Nation.
The building’s iconic design is grand in scale, combining symbolism and interlocking organic forms. It is visible for miles with an undulating ‘skin’ that appears to be in motion, giving great energy to the exterior in the form of a light show that transforms its appearance both nightly and seasonally.