His­tory of the Arte­sian Ho­tel, Casino and Spa

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - SUNDAY LIFE -

1906: Sul­phur Springs en­trepreneur­s J.M. Bay­less and C.J. Web­ster open the el­e­gant New Win­ston Ho­tel, later named The Arte­sian.

1907: The ho­tel is a mag­net for fash­ion­able guests, in­clud­ing Ok­la­homa’s first gov­er­nor, Charles

Haskell, who used the re­sort as his “sum­mer White House.”

1962: The orig­i­nal Arte­sian Ho­tel is de­stroyed by fire on the evening of Jan. 14, 1962. In its place, the Arte­sian Motor Ho­tel is con­structed.

1972: The Chick­a­saw Na­tion buys the Arte­sian Motor Ho­tel and changes the name to Chick­a­saw Motor Inn. The pur­chase marks the Chick­a­saw Na­tion’s first busi­ness ven­ture. The build­ing would be­come the head­quar­ters for Chick­a­saw Na­tion govern­ment op­er­a­tions.

2006: As part of the Chick­a­saw Na­tion’s “Phoenix Project” in the Sul­phur area, the Chick­a­saw Motor Inn is cleared to make way for a new ho­tel project.

2010: Con­struc­tion be­gins on a new ho­tel and spa.

2013: The Arte­sian Ho­tel, Casino and Spa opens its doors on Aug. 2, 2013, with much of the town in at­ten­dance to cel­e­brate the oc­ca­sion.

2018: The Arte­sian cel­e­brated its fifth an­niver­sary on Aug. 2, 2018.

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