According to Tom Sykes, an Atlantic City architect representing Hard Rock International, the new $275 million casino hotel is expected to be open by spring 2014. Sykes disclosed the construction timetable in a public hearing held this Thursday at City Hall, and said work would begin on the project late this year or in early 2012. Sykes also noted that the company must complete a series of legal and environmental requirements before works can begin.
Hard Rock’s project would be located at the southern end of the Boardwalk, at the foot of the Route 40-Albany Avenue entryway. The project would be the first and largest of two smaller-scale hotel and casinos allowed under a new law. Hard Rock would start with 200 hotel rooms, and eventually expand to 850-rooms over a period of five years.
Owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc, Hard Rock International owns & operates 12 Hotels/Casinos, including Hard Rock hotels in in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau and Penang, plus two flagship properties in Florida: Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casino Tampa and Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casino Hollywood.