ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Hard Rock International has unveiled plans for the launch and redevelopment of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. The former Taj Mahal building will undergo a $375-million renovation and reopen in summer 2018.
The property will offer a range of gaming opportunities with 2,400 slots and 130 table games. Additionally, the casino will have a redesigned interior with first-class F&B concepts. The hotel will move to a new 400-seat venue, including an improved stage and central location within the property featuring beach access. The property will have two separate arenas offering more than 7,000 seats total.
The entrance of the hotel will be completely renovated, beginning with updating the existing facades along Pacific Ave., at the resort entry, porte cochére and along the Atlantic City Boardwalk. There will be a new check-in experience and lobby lounge as well. Guestrooms and suites will undergo a complete renovation and redesign. The meeting space will be updated to accommodate conventions of all sizes.
A full-service spa will have The Sound of Your Stay music amenity program offering complimentary in-room Fender guitar checkouts. The property’s design will have museum-like displays adorning the walls. Memorabilia for the hotel will be hand-selected with a focus on contemporary musicians and local artists.
The partnership between Hard Rock and the Morris and Jingoli families is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs during construction and 3,000 permanent jobs, according to the brand.