US – Rivers Casino to break ground on new hotelBy Phil - 19 June 2019
Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh 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.”