LocationWatonga, OKClientCheyenne & Arapaho TribesServicesArchitecture | Interior DesignYear2020Size93k sq. ft.OverviewThis $25 million hotel, casino and conference center was part of an extensive expansion of the Watonga Lucky Star Casino location. This legacy project includes the addition of a five-story hotel comprised of 80 guest rooms, a hospitality suite, full-service restaurant, a 300-person capacity conference center, retail space, and a gaming floor with accommodations for 400 slot machines. This iconic build will be a “Castle on the Prairie” representing the spirit of the project and cultures of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes. The estimated completion is approximately 18 months with a grand opening slated for the summer of 2020. The front entrance canopy is inspired by the Cheyenne & Arapaho seal and the entrance lobby incorporates a stylized tipi with a sculptural ceiling element resembling fire and smoke. Traditional colors and patterns utilized throughout the design.