Klamath Tribes open hotel near casino

Klamath County, Ore. – One of Klamath County’s top tourist draws is now better prepared to keep those guests overnight.

The opening of the ‘Sleep Inn’ represents a 7 million dollar investment.

Jared Hall served as Executive Director of the project.  “76 rooms, got a hot tub, swimming pool, small fitness center, business center for some of the business travelers.”

Klamath Tribal Chairman Don Gentry says the hotel will compliment the neighboring Klamoya Casino, and Crater Lake Junction Travel Center.  “It will employ tribal members, I think it will benefit our community here, and actually the region I believe.”

Hall notes the hotel is also likely to draw guests from another nearby attraction.  “We are going to be the closest hotel to Crater Lake National Park – and so that’s an opportunity that we saw, we needed to capitalize on.”

Gentry believes the opening is a big step for the Klamath Tribes.  “This is a step in that direction – to become more economically sufficient, and in one way, I think of it as taking our place once again in the community.”

Steps to build a hotel near Klamoya Casino began with a vote of Tribal Council just over two years ago.

Ground was broken for the project six months later.

 

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