Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River’s $275 Million Expansion Project Continues to Progress with Topping Out Ceremony of New Hotel Tower

On June 28, Robins & Morton held a Topping Out Ceremony for the new 12-story hotel tower at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River in Murphy, North Carolina.

The event, attended by Harrah’s Cherokee leadership, dignitaries from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, and Robins & Morton leadership and construction team members, provided an opportunity to celebrate the project’s progress and recognize the collaborative effort of those who have dedicated their time to aid in the project’s development. Those in attendance were also able to sign the final steel beam to leave their mark on the exciting new amenity.

“Robins & Morton has served as the general contractor on the Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino Resort expansion for the last 18 months and it has been a true privilege,” Robins & Morton Project Director Nick Dill said. “Robins & Morton has worked with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the Tribal Casino Gaming Enterprise for many years, and this project is an extension of that partnership. We are honored to continue to serve this community.”

The celebration saw remarks from Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River General Manager, Lumpy Lambert, who expressed his gratitude to company stakeholders, partners, and construction teams led by Robins & Morton for their continued efforts.

“It’s exciting to see how far we’ve come during this expansion project since breaking ground in 2022,” said Lambert. “We are particularly grateful to our stakeholders, partners, and construction teams for their continued efforts and support. They are the backbone of this project and have played a significant role in us reaching this milestone.”

Harrah’s Cherokee recently celebrated the completion of the first phase of its $275 million expansion project in May with the opening of a new 25,000 square-foot casino floor and 10-table World Series of Poker – Poker Room. Upon completion, the second phase of the expansion project will introduce 296 additional hotel rooms, an indoor pool and fitness center, 12,000 square-foot rooftop restaurant featuring a 12-seat bar and wine cellar, and a 9,600 square-foot spa featuring six treatment rooms, relaxation lounge, and salon. The new amenities are on schedule to be completed this winter.

picture of an in-progress hotel

group of people posing in front of a in-progress hotel