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Rivers Casino Pittsburgh Greenlights $60 Million Hotel Project

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Rivers Casino
Press Release
Jun 18, 2019

Hotel brand revealed; local general contractor selected

PITTSBURGH — June 18, 2019 — Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced today that it will break ground on a $60 million North Shore hotel later this summer. The seven-story, four-star property will be called “The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh” and will include 219 guest rooms. The hotel will attach to the existing casino on the east facade, facing the Carnegie Science Center.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh received approval for a hotel from the Pittsburgh Planning Commission in 2017. The development was postponed following the approval of gaming legislation that added category 4 “mini-casinos” and reshaped the Pennsylvania casino landscape.

In the meantime, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh successfully completed several significant property upgrades, among them: adding gourmet burger restaurant, FLIPT; opening The Event Center for upsized galas and expos; and launching Pittsburgh’s first licensed sportsbook.

“The time is right,” said Greg Carlin, CEO of Rush Street Gaming and Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. “Statewide gaming expansion changed our schedule, but never our intentions. Rush Street always envisioned a hotel for Rivers to create a full-service destination on the North Shore. We see it as a natural evolution.”

 

The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh

This will be the second location for The Landing Hotel, which opened in Schenectady, New York, in 2017 as part of Rivers Casino and Resort’s complex at Mohawk Harbor. For more information about upstate New York’s popular boutique hotel, visit thelandinghotelny.com.

The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh will add approximately 128 permanent new hotel and casino jobs, along with 1,400 temporary construction jobs. To build the hotel, Rush Street has selected Pittsburgh-based Massaro Construction Group. 

Making optimal use of its riverfront location, The Landing Hotel will feature expansive windows on every level with unobstructed views of the Ohio River and Pittsburgh’s famous skyline. Included among the guest rooms are 10 luxury terrace suites, each with private first-floor patios. A contemporary interior and exterior design, consistent with Rivers Casino’s upscale urban aesthetic, will integrate beautifully with other North Shore venues.  

This represents a $60 million additional investment in Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, all privately funded.

Rivers Casino Pittsburgh has already begun the administrative process of applying for permits with the city. Pending approval from zoning and planning departments, construction is set to get underway sometime this summer. It will take approximately 18 months to complete the project. Rivers anticipates ribbon-cutting sometime in early 2021.

The hotel was designed by noted hospitality architect, VOA. Klai Juba Wald is the executive architect for the hotel and related renovations, with planning and landscape design by the Pittsburgh office of Strada, LLC. Development Management Associates will serve as owner’s representative.

 

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ABOUT RIVERS CASINO PITTSBURGH

Located along the Ohio River’s North Shore in Pittsburgh, Rivers Casino Pittsburgh features 2,708 slots, 128 table games (including a 30-table live poker room), 55 hybrid gaming seats and a designated Sportsbook area for live sports betting. The casino offers nine distinctive restaurants and bars—among them are Wheelhouse Bar & Grill, Grand View Buffet and FLIPT—a riverside amphitheater, a black box Event Center space, a multipurpose Ballroom, live music performances, free parking and promotions and giveaways daily. Rivers, which opened in 2009, employs approximately 1,700 Team Members and has been voted a great place to work in Pittsburgh. Rivers Casino Pittsburgh is a Rush Street Gaming property. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An image of The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh is embedded in this news release.

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Jack Horner
For Rivers Casino Pittsburgh
267-932-8760 ext. 302
412-600-2295 (mobile)
[email protected]

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