The project is the largest private Arkansas River Development in Tulsa’s history.
TULSA, OKLA. – Muscogee (Creek) Nation gaming officials have selected Manhattan Redstone, a joint venture partnership between Manhattan Construction Co. and RedStone Construction Co. to build the River Spirit Casino Phase II Development Project. Both firms are based in Tulsa. The expansion project will feature a Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Casino and Restaurant, a 22-story 500-room upscale hotel tower, a world-class spa, convention and meeting center along with other new restaurants.
According to the announcement by River Spirit Casino this project will be the largest private Arkansas River Development in Tulsa’s history. The cost of construction is expected to be $250 million and will create an estimated 1,800 local construction-related jobs throughout the course of the 18-24 month project. The two-year construction project will support an income of $161.9 million and a total of $226.5 million in the production of goods and services throughout the Tulsa region. In addition, the construction activity will support the collection of $2.1 million in local sales tax and $2.5 million in property tax.
“We at River Spirit and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation are committed to providing quality jobs, and economic stability for Tulsa-area residents,” Muscogee (Creek) Nation Casinos CEO Pat Crofts said.
“The construction of this exciting project alone is expected to bring a $225 million dollar economic impact during the 18-24 months of building,” said Mike Neal, Tulsa Regional Chamber president and CEO. “This impacts each of us, from the small business vendors supplying materials to the construction worker who shops at our local grocery stores and retailers.”
The partnership with Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will offer patrons a laid back atmosphere inspired by the lyrics and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, featuring casual dining, a bar and live entertainment along with a retail store.
Dallas-based architecture firm HKS is coordinating the project’s design. HKS is working with Margaritaville’s architect McBride Companies in the overall design. Tulsa-based Program Management Group Native will serve as the owner’s representative.
For more information visit: http://www.riverspirittulsa.com/aboutus/news/Pages/PhaseII.aspx
About Manhattan Construction:
Founded in 1896, Manhattan Construction is recognized nationally by Engineering News-Record as a top 20 general builder. Manhattan Construction operates from offices in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Dallas and Houston, Texas; Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Tampa, Kissimmee, Fla.; Washington, D.C.; and Atlanta, Ga. Manhattan Construction’s building portfolio includes corporate headquarters, institutional, healthcare, office, hospitality and leisure, sports and entertainment, aviation, retail, and judicial facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. For more information visit: www.manhattanconstruction.com or connect with us @ManhattanBuild, via Facebook/ManhattanConstruction and on LinkedIn.
About RedStone Construction Co.:
Since 2008, RedStone Construction Co. has brought a refreshing blend of transparency, expertise and heritage to the national construction scene. Native American-owned, TERO (Tribal Employment Rights Office) Certified, and in step with the unique customer base we serve, our company is focused foremost on enhancing the economic well-being of our Tribal community and providing growth opportunities for all Native Americans. By doing so, we have also earned a reputation for delivering quality construction services and relationships that last. We have built an impressively diverse portfolio of commercial, retail, hospitality, healthcare, government facilities and more. RedStone has made its mission to raise construction standards and foster economic growth, whether in Indian country or beyond. For more information visit: www.redstonecs.com
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