Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas is the #1 attraction in the state and has been one of the top Thoroughbred racing tracks in the country since 1904. After a major renovation and the addition of a full Vegas-style casino and resort, including a luxurious hotel, spa, and event center, guests are raving about ‘The New Oaklawn.’
“We have taken luxury to a whole new level in Arkansas,” Oaklawn President Louis Cella said. “It will enhance the entertainment experience at Oaklawn, in Hot Springs, and throughout Arkansas, which will further elevate our status as a leading tourism and recreation destination.”
The Hotel at Oaklawn features eight stories with 198 rooms and suites. Each room offers luxurious amenities with great views of the surrounding Hot Springs area or trackside rooms that offer guests the option to watch the top-quality Thoroughbred racing from the comfort of their rooms.
Having a hotel also allows Oaklawn to expand their offerings for luxury and pampering. The world-class Astral Spa has unique offerings such as a needle shower, representative of the iconic Bathhouse Row at Hot Springs National Park, an infrared sauna, and a Himalayan Salt wall, seen nowhere else in Arkansas.
Outside, guests can enjoy a swimming pool with food and drink service poolside or ordered to their private cabana. There is also an outdoor event lawn area perfect for weddings or events.
“Throughout the facility, you will see great attention to detail,” Cella said. “You will also notice
reflections of our local culture such as historic Oaklawn and Hot Springs memorabilia and locally sourced gemstones that will be used in spa treatments.”
The expansion also includes a 15,000-square-foot event center that can seat over 1,400 people for concerts and up to 1,000 for banquets. The multipurpose venue also features several meeting rooms.
“For more than a century, Oaklawn has been a major economic driver for Arkansas,” Cella stated. “While horse racing alone continues to attract tourists to our state during the live season, which is December through May, the resort and expanded casino will draw visitors throughout the year.”
Oaklawn offers more than 1,500 slot machines and over 30 table games, along with a luxurious High Limit area with more than 80 slot machines, high-limit blackjack tables, and a private outdoor patio. The casino also features a sports betting area.
If you are looking for a wide variety of food options and tasty cocktails, Oaklawn has you covered with several venues including The Bugler, a fine dining restaurant overlooking the legendary racetrack and infield, The First Turn Bar (also overlooking the track), and a Food Court featuring more casual options – Big Al’s Diner, Deli, and Percs. The Track Kitchen and Silks Bar & Grill are also guest favorites.
For more information and reservations, visit Oaklawn.com or call 1-800-OAKLAWN.
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