Hard Rock International presented the details of its upcoming mega-casino in Catalonia, Spain.
Spain.- Hard Rock International was selected by the Generalitat of Catalonia to develop a mega-resort and casino project in Vila Seca y Salou (Tarragona). The American gaming company presented to the government the plans for its Spanish Hard Rock Entertainment World, where the company will invest over US$2 billion.
The Spanish casino is set to be the biggest touristic integrated resort in Europe, occupying 745,000 square meters, next to the amusement park of Port Aventura. Hard Rock Entertainment World would also employ over 11,500 residents in its several salons, including a casino, a convention center, and a mall.
The latest Hard Rock casino will offer 1,200 slot machines and 100 table games, as operators proposed in the project. The family hotel will also be constructed under an agreement with neighbour entertainment company, PortAventura World. Hard Rock International expects to contribute with over US$1 billion to the local economy.
According to government officials, Hard Rock is the lone survivor of a race that included Melco and Spanish Grup Peralada (financed by Malaysian operator Genting), but both backed out. Hard Rock seemed to be withdrawing as well, but, after selling its stake at Cyprus to Melco, it ended up as the savior of the project.