Hard Rock Hotel planned for Lake Texoma development
"With a group that has such a great name, they'll offer a variety of options — for not just the guests, but for us, marketing and getting people to come here to Lake Texoma," said Ryan Chapman, Pointe Vista operations manager.
The development south of US 70 at the west end of the Roosevelt Bridge is expected to have a major impact on Marshall County's economy, generating about 9,000 jobs, with some positions being allocated to surrounding amenities as well as the hotel.
The six-story hotel building will feature 189 rooms with 25 suites, along with 168 residence rentals.
Greg Upchurch, the drummer for the rock band 3 Doors Down and owner of a Kingston cafe, has performed in Hard Rock Hotels around the world. He's excited for Kingston to be the next home for the giant guitar which is the Hard Rock logo.
"Hard Rock, I've yet to see them hold back," he said. "There's going to be valet parking in Kingston... that's weird!"
Groundbreaking for the new Hard Rock Hotel is scheduled to begin in March, and it's expected to welcome guests before the summer of 2026.
"We look forward to the jobs and tourism activity it will generate," said Chickasaw Nation Secretary of Commerce Dan Boren in a written statement. "However, the Chickasaw Nation is not affiliated with the [Hard Rock] project."
The Hard Rock brand has been owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida since 2007.