CHILOQUIN, Ore. — The hotel ground breaking ceremony was held August 15, 2017, adjacent to Kla-Mo-Ya Casino, along Hwy 97 in Chiloquin, Oregon.
The ceremony solidified a partnership for a 76-room hotel between the Klamath Tribes and Choice Hotel to build a Sleep Inn Suites complete with indoor pool, conference room, workout facility, guest laundry and breakfast space for hotel visitors. The new hotel will be located directly off Highway 97 connected to the primary parking lot of Kla-Mo-Ya Casino.
It will be a 6.5 million dollar project and will be the 3rd business owned and operated by the Klamath Tribes, others include Kla-Mo-Ya Casino and the Crater Lake Junction Travel Center, all three are located at 34333 US-HWY 97, Chiloquin, OR 97624.
This new venture further solidifies the tribes' presence in our aboriginal territory and demonstrates our continued commitment to the community and economic growth for the region.
The Klamath Tribes Economic Development Executive Director, Jared Hall, who's been spearheading this project the last 3 years said, "It's been a tremendous amount of planning and dedication this past 5 months since the ground breaking! It's been busy to say the least, but we're getting it done through teamwork and perseverance. I'm happy to say that we are, at this point, on target for opening in the summer of 2018… provided there are no glitches in this thing we call the business matrix. I'm going to remain optimistic and keep pushing forward."
Jared added, "I'm definitely glad we are at this point In the progress. It will be great for the tribe and help catapult us to the next economic development venture as we seek to gain economic self-sufficiency in the future. So keep up the continued prayers for progress- I hope to see everyone back here in the summer of 2018, when we hold our hotel grand opening.
Press release and photography by Taylor Tupper, Klamath Tribes.