There’s an exceptional Oklahoma casino resort right outside Tulsa where hosting successful events is never a gamble. That’s because everything you need is right here…lots of convention space, exceptional restaurants, comfortable hotel accommodations, plus a top golf course, free entertainment and casino style excitement.
Hello, my name is Laura Jones, one of three convention services managers for Cherokee Casino Resort in Catoosa, Oklahoma – soon to be Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa. In the mid-80s, I honed my communications skills as a high school business education teacher. Because I come from a family of preachers and teachers, I love talking to and working with people. I learned about organizing events while working for a large ad agency where I coordinated meetings and catering functions. I also organized travel plans for employees and clients.
In 2002, a friend told me about a wonderful opportunity at the Cherokee Casino Resort. They were expanding their convention space and hired me to manage that part of the business. I am now extremely fortunate to be part of an amazing team that specializes in hotel sales, catering, weddings, receptions, reunions, golf tournaments and other activities. We stay quite busy meeting the needs of local and international corporations and associations. We facilitate more than 30 “shot gun” tournaments during our in-season alone. Plus, we have an average of 520 motor coach tours per year….that’s a lot of out-of-town guests!
Our Cherokee Hills Golf Club is a thoroughly enjoyable experience for the week-end player, as well as challenging for more accomplished golfers. It was named “one of the top five places you can play” by Golf Week in 2008. I’m also proud the resort is active in community relations, sponsoring Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Clubs, and numerous other charitable golf fundraisers for our local and surrounding communities.
Cherokee Casino Resort offers event planners a convenient one-location solution for nearly any type or size group. With more than 35,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space, we accommodate small meetings for 10 or less to large groups. Our new convention center state-of-the-art amenities include podiums that allow all of the audio-visual equipment to be controlled by the presenter at the podium. Our new, state-of-the-art banquet kitchen and staff efficiently expedite buffet and plated meals for up to 1000 guests.
Cherokee Casino Resort Hotel is beautifully decorated with cultural and historical styling from Tulsa’s art-deco period and the Cherokee tribe’s culture. Well-appointed rooms and luxurious suites are sure to please with the comfort and amenities your guests will appreciate. We currently feature four restaurants on the property provide quality and variety in a range of menu options with an upscale restaurant soon to open this summer. Our 24-hour 125,000 square foot casino boasts 2000 electronic games and 70 card game tables for endless gaming excitement with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. We’ll be happy to arrange card training for your groups and help coordinate team building activities. For added fun, your guests will enjoy free live music venues where they can dance and party the night away.
For your next meeting, convention, wedding, other group function or just a weekend stay at a resort that’s as relaxing as it is exciting. Even more exciting, the Cherokee Casino Resort will become the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa this summer. Call us at 1-800-760-6700 or visit our website at www.cherokeecasino.com or write us at
MeetingsThatRock@cnent.com to discover what STAR treatment is and how worry-free and impressive your next event can be.
Be sure to ask about our Father’s Day Special which includes a hotel, golf and dinner package!!
Laura Jones, Convention Services Manager
Cherokee Casino Resort