Rivers Casino to break ground on $60 million hotel

Rivers Casino to break ground on $60 million hotel


MILLION FOR CROWD CONTROL TRAINING AND OVERTIME. RIVER CASINO GOT THE GREEN LIGHT FOR A 4 STAR HOTEL ON THE NORTH SHORE. THEY WILL BREAK GROUND THIS SUMMER. IT WILL BE ATTACHED TO THE CASINO FACING THE CARNEGIE SCIENCE CENTER. NEXT-DOOR WILL BE THE CRYSTAL LAGOON WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE DONE BY 2025. CHANNEL 11 NEWS ANCHOR GORDON IS LIVE WITH WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR ABOUT THIS BIG PROJECT. HEY GORDON. Reporter: DAVID. GOOD EVENING. THE NEW HOTEL WILL BE BUILT RIGHT HERE ON THE SCREEN SPACE NEXT TO THE CASINO. IT WAS ACTUALLY PLANT A FEW YEARS AGO. IT IS NOW MOVING FORWARD. 7 STORIES AND 219 ROOMS. THE RIVER CASINO ANNOUNCED TODAY A $60 MILLION HOTEL COMING TO THE NORTH SHORE. WE ARE SUPER EXCITED. THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH WILL BE VERY EXCITED. FOR THE LANDING HOTEL PITTSBURGH WAS APPROVED BY THE PLANNING COMMISSION IN 2017. IT WAS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF GAMING LEGISLATION. RESHAPING CASINO LANDSCAPE. THE OWNERS SAY IT IS THE RIGHT TIME. CASINO VISITORS A A. IT WILL BE NICE. REAL NICE. WE ENJOY THE HOTEL. YOU COULD HAVE DRINKS AND NOT WORRY ABOUT DRIVING. FOR THE NEW HOTEL WILL ATTACH TO THE EXISTING CASINO. IT WILL ADD 128 PERMANENT NEW JOBS AND 1400 CONSTRUCTION JOBS. IT TRANSITIONS THE PROPERTY TO A REGIONAL DESTINATION NOT JUST A CASINO. Reporter: ONCE THEY GET APPROVAL FROM THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION THEY WILL BREAK GROUND AND START CONSTRUCTION THIS SUMMER. THEY INTEND ON OPENING HOTEL IN EARLY 2021.

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