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New Hotel South of Riverwind Casino?

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New Hotel South of Riverwind Casino?

Last time I was through Norman (in February 09) I noticed that a new hotel is being built just south of Riverwind - not the one that is attached to the casino, but just southeast of the casino on I35 - does anyone know what type of hotel this is going to be, and when it will be open?

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1. Re: New Hotel South of Riverwind Casino?

I've talked to several friends that go to Riverwind and they are familiar with the site you are talking of, but they have not seen any signs indicating what brand the hotel will carry.

One of them said the style of the building looked like it may be a Hilton Garden Inn.

If I find out anything else I will post it.

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Thanks so much - looking forward to hearing what hotel it will be!

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I drove by the casino on 4/6. Two hotels are going up south of the casino itself.

The one closest to the casino doesn't really look like anything I've seen lately, but I'd be surprised if it's a Hilton Garden Inn; there's a Hilton in Norman, about 5 miles north, and I've never seen two that close together. I'd be more inclined to guess Hampton Inn, but it's a boxy looking place with no distinguishing features.

The more southern one, still on the edge of the casino lot, looks to be a Best Western or a Sleep Inn from its design. There's a BW next to the other Chickasaw casino, so that's probably a good bet.

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Anything new on this hotel just south of Riverwind Casino - seems like it should be getting closer to being open by now...thanks!

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5. Re: New Hotel South of Riverwind Casino?

The official casino hotel--which I presume is the more northern hotel that's painted to match the casino--is open. You can book rooms at the Riverwind web page. I tried for a random Friday and found rooms starting at $119. The more southern hotel, which looks like a Best Western, still has no sign.

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6. Re: New Hotel South of Riverwind Casino?

Thanks so much for the info - it is actually the more southern hotel that I am curious about - I don't live there, so have just been relying on this forum to determine what it will be, and when it opens.

Thanks!

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7. Re: New Hotel South of Riverwind Casino?

any idea if any of these are gonna have a pool?

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8. Re: New Hotel South of Riverwind Casino?

I drove by the hotel in question today - I was on I-35.

I still didn't see any signs indicating the brand, but the design definitely looks like either a Best Western or one of the Choice Hotel brands - Comfort/Sleep Inn, etc. I Couldn't say which, but I am surprised as there are both brands - BW and a Choice - 5 to 7 miles from the casino right now.

As you can probably tell, there is no information available that I have been able to find concerning this hotel or its amenities. I even checked both brands website's press release sections and found nothing about a new Norman, OK location. As such we are all reduced to guess work.

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9. Re: New Hotel South of Riverwind Casino?

Sign on top as of 7/18; it's a Sleep Inn, but it has no internal lights on yet.

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10. Re: New Hotel South of Riverwind Casino?

The hotel directly behind Riverwind Casino is called Riverwind Hotel. It is a one-of-a-kind 100-room boutique hotel that will soon be joined to Riverwind Casino with a skybridge. The bridge is projected to be completed at the end of September, which will coincide with the grand opening of the hotel.

All guest rooms have contemporary furnishings with rich, vibrant draperies. The bedding is crisp and comfortable. There is a work desk, free hard-wired and wireless internet, as well as a flat screen TV in every room. Room service is available through Autographs Sports Bar, located inside Riverwind Casino. Room rates start at $119.

The hotel also has four meeting rooms available for rent and can be used for banquets, meetings, or parties. The room can hold up to 250 people and has retractable partitions, so rooms can be rented individually or as one large room. There are flat screen TVs in the meeting room, ranging from 62" to 32". Catering is available through Autographs Sports Bar.

For more information, call the hotel at 405.322.6250 or book a reservation online at www.riverwind.com

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