HOLLYWOOD, FL—Hard Rock International and real estate developer Extell Development Company celebrated their latest construction milestone with a “topping out” ceremony at the site of the future Hard Rock Hotel New York.
This achievement marks the completion of the fundamental framework atop the 35th floor terrace of the property. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Hard Rock, Extell and AECOM Tishman representatives hoisted the U.S. flag high above Times Square and hosted a socially distant luncheon and cake-cutting ceremony exclusively for the construction and leadership teams.
“While not the typical ‘topping out’ ceremony, we wanted to express our gratitude for the talent and expertise of our partners with this ceremony during these challenging times,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. “We have no doubt Hard Rock Hotel New York will be a world-class destination in the heart of New York City.”
The 291,000-gross-sq.-ft. Hard Rock Hotel New York property will have 446 rooms across 37 floors, including two entertainment venues, meeting spaces, all-day dining options, a Body Rock Fitness Center and a rooftop lounge offering views of the Manhattan skyline. This location will be adorned with carefully selected, priceless Hard Rock memorabilia honoring musicians who have been inspired by New York City. It is slated to start welcoming guests in 2022.