Casino Proposes $51.5 Million North Shore Hotel
PA – January 2017 / Newsmaker Alert / Rivers
Casino appeared before the Pittsburgh Planning Commission Tuesday,
January 24, to outline plans for a proposed $51.5 million hotel. The seven-story,
four-star hotel will include 221 guest rooms and will connect to the casino
on its east end, utilizing the vacant land between the casino and the Carnegie
contemporary hotel design uses expansive windows on every level to maximize
riverfront views and to integrate distinctively, yet seamlessly, into existing
North Shore architecture. Rivers Casino Hotel will also include a fitness
center, new restaurant and lobby bar. A spa will be added to the existing
casino facility to accommodate hotel and casino guests.
hotel meets zoning requirements, and traffic studies confirm no negative
impact on nearby intersections and vehicle queues. All required parking
will be valet and absorbed by Rivers Casino’s existing parking garage.
Casino Hotel will be operated under the Rivers Casino brand and construction
will be 100 percent privately funded.
proposed Rivers Casino Hotel on Pittsburgh's North Shore will create 128
hotel and casino jobs, along with 1,400 construction jobs.
Casino Hotel will bring approximately 1,528 new jobs to Pittsburgh and
Allegheny County. Rivers Casino, already one of Pittsburgh’s largest
employers, will add 128 permanent new hotel and casino jobs, along with
1,400 construction jobs.
Casino Hotel will permanently increase state and local tax benefits by
6 percent, adding an estimated $10.5 million in new tax revenue annually.
In calendar year 2015, Rivers Casino generated $180.7 million in tax revenue.
Rivers Casino has generated more than $1 billion in tax revenue since opening
Casino Hotel will help further Rivers Casino’s mission of positive community
impact. Since opening, Rivers Casino has provided more than $64.9 million
in donations and contributions to community groups, including $55.6 million
for PPG Paints Arena, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Last year alone,
Rivers Casino spent approximately $28 million with local, minority and
women business enterprises.
possibility of a hotel was first included in the casino’s 2006 Master Development
Plan, and we’re excited to begin this next stage in our evolution,” said
Craig Clark, general manager of Rivers Casino. “The new Rivers Casino Hotel
fulfills the promise of a true destination casino.”
Casino Hotel was designed by Stantec, with planning and landscape design
by the Pittsburgh office of Strada, L.L.C., and Development Management
Associates serving as owner’s representative. A builder has not yet been
approvals from the City of Pittsburgh, Rivers Casino hopes to break ground
in late spring of 2017 and anticipates opening in 2018.
in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh
Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,
“Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine
and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine.
The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 92 table games, a 30-table poker
room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater,
a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and
multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million
in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information,
ext. 302 (office)