Oneida Indian Nation Announces Largest Expansion of Turning Stone Resort Casino in Two Decades

The Oneida Indian Nation has announced its largest expansion and financial reinvestment at Turning Stone Resort Casino in two decades with a multi-year project that will double the resort casino’s convention space, add approximately 250 hotel rooms, and more.

In September, 2022, the Oneida Indian Nation announced a new expansion project at Turning Stone Resort Casino, its largest financial investment in the property in two decades. The massive multi-year expansion will double the resort casino’s existing convention and meeting space and include:

  • A new hotel with approximately 250 guest rooms
  • New dining options
  • Enhanced outdoor spaces
  • And more…

The Nation has chosen world-renowned architecture and design firm Gensler as its development partner and will once again partner with Syracuse-based Hayner Hoyt as the General Contractor.

Growing Tourism in Upstate New York

The expansion project continues the Nation’s historic investments in Upstate New York, totaling more than $1 billion in the last three decades. Expanded conference facilities and lodging opportunities at Turning Stone will help attract new visitors from across the country for events, continuing the growth of tourism within the region.

“The Oneida Indian Nation has been an exemplary partner, focused on increasing tourism for the region and committed to investing in its workforce and surrounding communities. This historic expansion of convention space and hotel rooms at Turning Stone continues this exceptional commitment and will attract even more businesses and tourists from around the country to Upstate New York.”

– Rob Simpson, President of CenterState CEO

Far-Reaching Economic Impact

In addition to support for the region’s tourism economy, the expansion at Turning Stone will:

  • Generate hundreds of local construction jobs through utilization of Central New York trade unions
  • Result in millions of dollars spent with local businesses and vendors
  • Create hundreds of permanent jobs with the Nation’s workforce – one of the largest in the region

Planning for the multi-year expansion is already underway with groundbreaking expected to take place in 2023.

“As one of the largest employers and key contributors for investments that bring millions of visitors to Central New York every year, the Oneida Indian Nation has been a critical driver in the economic development of Oneida County. This latest investment at Turning Stone Resort Casino – the largest in 20 years – expands on this partnership and, along with the Nexus Center, continues our shared goal for the revitalization of Oneida County.”

– Anthony Picente, Oneida County Executive

What Regional Partners Are Saying

“The partnership between the Oneida Indian Nation and the Town of Verona has played an important role in our mutual growth and success…Turning Stone’s expansion will continue this partnership, injecting significant investment into our local economy and further establishing Verona as a world-class destination for tourism, conventions, and more.”

– Scott Musacchio, Verona Town Supervisor

“At a time when many businesses are postponing or canceling investments, the Oneida Indian Nation is moving forward yet again with a major expansion at Turning Stone that will create good-paying jobs for hundreds of our members and support the continued growth of our region.”

– Greg Lancette, President of the Central/Northern Building Trades

“Mohawk Valley EDGE welcomes the Oneida Indian Nation’s upcoming project and how this investment is fueling the region’s economic resurgence. We see this large-scale development as a positive for area businesses who are looking for meeting and convention venues, as well as for those in search of world-class recreational activity.”

– Steven DiMeo, Mohawk Valley EDGE President


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