Choctaw Landing Groundbreaking Ceremony Photo by Christian Toews

On June 14, Chief Gary Batton and Assistant Chief Jack Austin Jr., break ground on Choctaw Landing. They are joined by Choctaw Nation tribal council, citizens, employees, and local representatives.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Breaks Ground on Choctaw Landing

Published June 14, 2022

Hochatown, Okla. – Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma broke ground today on Choctaw Landing, the Nation’s newest entertainment and resort development in Hochatown, Oklahoma. The Nation plans to invest $238 million on the project and will create more than 400 new jobs.

Choctaw Landing was designed to be part of the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape with a goal to keep as many of the native trees and plants intact as possible. The four-story, 200,000 square-foot entertainment destination will feature 100 hotel rooms, 600 slot machines, eight table games, several restaurants and bars, a pool, an outdoor venue with an amphitheater, beer garden and a family-friendly game zone. In addition to the new resort, a 12,000 square-foot mercantile will adjoin Choctaw Landing offering a small grocery store/market, three dining options and a fuel station with 24 pumps.

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Chief Gary Batton led the groundbreaking ceremony and was joined by city officials, tribal council members, multiple gaming industry professionals, community members, and associates.

“At the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, our goal is to continue to provide for our fellow tribal members, families and our community,” said Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton. “Choctaw Landing will provide significant opportunities for local residents and the future availability and quality of this hotel will not only attract business, but tourism opportunities for Choctaw Nation Reservation in Southeast Oklahoma.”

Manhattan Construction Company and JCJ Architecture are the lead partners for Choctaw Landing and have a successful track record working with the Choctaw Nation on large hospitality and gaming projects.

The name Choctaw Landing signifies that guests have arrived at a place that feels like home. It will be a special spot for visitors to touch base and recharge for their next adventure. Choctaw Landing will serve as an overlook into the natural beauty of the surrounding area and as a guide into the history of the Choctaw people.

Hochatown is the site of an historical Choctaw Village and many Choctaw still live in the area, making it the perfect location for Choctaw Landing. The design of the mercantile and the resort will reflect the tribe’s culture and the property will include their history and display art created by tribal members.

Choctaw Landing will open in late 2023.

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About the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 200,000 tribal members and 10,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation's vision, "Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture," is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.

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About Choctaw Landing

Located in Hochatown, Oklahoma, near Broken Bow Lake and Beavers Bend State Park, Choctaw Landing will be an entertainment and resort destination that will instantly feel like home upon arrival, serving as an overlook into the natural beauty of the surrounding area and a guide into the history and culture of the Choctaw people. The four-story, 200,000 square-foot resort features historical information about the third-largest Indian nation in the United States plus a world-class collection of Choctaw art by tribal members. Choctaw Landing plans to open at the end of 2023 and will include 100 hotel rooms, 600 slot machines, eight table games, several restaurants and bars, a pool, an outdoor venue with an amphitheater, beer garden and a family-friendly game zone. A 12,000 square-foot mercantile will adjoin Choctaw Landing, offering a small grocery store and market, three dining options and a fuel station with 24 pumps. For more information, visit choctawlanding.com.