After years of planning and construction, the $50m investment, California Governor Jerry Brown cut the ribbon to unveil The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, a seven-story, 117,907 square-foot boutique luxury hotel addition to the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, opening on December 1, 2015.
He was joined by Managing General Partner & CEO Hashem Minaiy and Robert Carter, President of Carter Management Group, a General Partner of The Bicycle Hotel & Casino.
The event was marked by a grand entrance with a brigade of motorcycles featuring tuxedo dressed drivers and beautiful models dressed in sequin gowns displaying oversized playing cards spelling out the word Bicycle.
Built by commercial general contractor R.D. Olson Construction with architecture by Lee & Sakahara Architects and interior design by Hager Design International Inc., the hotel will open with 99 elegant rooms and suites, innovative dining concepts.
The future of Los Angeles hotel gaming begins just 10 miles from the Downtown Los Angeles skyline.
A floor design of overlapping circles (inspired by a bicycle wheel) winds its way to a variety of amenities, including dining, a coffee house, a gift shop, entry to the casino concourse, and a VIP gaming area of bold Asian influence and décor. The second floor is all resort: a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor pool deck with private cabanas, and the hotel spa and sauna exceed the modern traveler’s wellness needs. Additionally, 9,000 square-feet of multi-purpose event and private meeting space will lend itself to business functions, traveling conventions, and banquets.
The casino has 185 tables and benefits from The Bike Brewery which will pioneer a craft beer scene in Bell Gardens with 28 taps highlighted by The Bike Brew – a blonde ale by Golden Road Brewery exclusive to The Bicycle Hotel & Casino. Other food options include the Coffee House, a 24-hour Snack Bar, and in-room dining.
“Today was one of the most exciting days for all of us here at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, and for the city of Bell Gardens. This is truly a dream realized and we look forward to welcoming our first guest in just a few short weeks on December 1,” explained Managing General Partner & CEO Hashem Minaiy. “Hashem and I set out to not only build a beautiful hotel for our guests, but a great property that can be shared with and enjoyed by everyone in the community. Having the Governor, city officials and all of our guests here to see the hotel for the first time made this a most memorable day,” added Robert Carter, President of Carter Management Group, a General Partner of The Bicycle Hotel & Casino.