Is Hard Rock Building a Guitar Hotel Outside of the Las Vegas Strip?
Hard Rock International is planning to build a new Guitar Hotel in the area of The Mirage in Las Vegas. The company has big plans for a casino outside Las Las. Vegas, but not in a big market. The Guitar hotel will be modeled after the company's original location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Hard Rock has a $500 million hotel opening in Manhattan in April. The company has three potential sites in New York City, but it won't name them. It's waiting on the governor and the committee that's going to be sending out the request for proposals. The group is waiting to see what language is in the bill as to geographic locations that would be acceptable to the state.
The New York State Gaming Commission plans to offer three more licenses to operate casinos in the state. The Empire City Casino in Yonkers is one of the potential candidates. MGM owns the Yonker casino and has been lobbying for a full license for many years. Resorts World International owns a similar casino-like property in Queens and it also hopes to win one.