Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino should be ready for work by Memorial Day weekend in May 2018, following the full makeover it will go through over the next year. The former Indian-themed site of Trump Taj Mahal is going to be revamped into its brand new rock ‘n’ roll self and open for business next spring.
Joe Emanuele, Senor Vice President of Design and Construction for Hard Rock International, said that the process of demolition of the building should begin in the following month and the initial part of the construction of the new building is expected to start in August. The gambling venue will be the first with the Hard Rock brand in Atlantic City area, which is well-known among casino connoisseurs as the second-largest US gambling destination after Las Vegas.
Trump Taj Mahal renovations which will commence this summer will give many people the opportunity to be employed in the construction of the property – about 1,000 positions, to be precise, which will inevitably make the process much more time-efficient and beneficial for both parties. The 4.2 million square feet space will go through a complete metamorphosis in order to become the modern facility of one of the leading brands in the entertainment and gambling field.
The purchase of the Trump Taj Mahal, notoriously known for its bankruptcy and many financial issues, happened this March and the deal amounted to $50 million. The Seminole Tribe of Florida which owns Hard Rock International decided to make the site worth visiting again and transform its best and most profitable version. The most recent owner of the casino, billionaire Carl Icahn reached a deal with Hard Rock and now it is only a matter of time till the new project becomes reality.
In the plans of the casino site, there are a hotel, casino, a wide variety of retail shipping options and leading brands restaurants as well as an entertainment facility. The gambling industry in Atlantic City is hoping that this step will move further the progress in the area and increase the overall revenue. There have been some difficult situations in the recent years when it comes to gambling and profits from the casinos in Atlantic City, but statistics show that the revenue has jumped with more than 10% in comparison to last spring.
Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International and Chief Executive of Seminole Gaming, has big hopes regarding the future development of the Atlantic City gambling industry and the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in particular. The new hotel is expected to give the whole area a boost and turn it into the gambling jewel it was destined to be.