Hard Rock International will provide one of its signature casino resorts to the EuroVegas project planned for Hungary.
U.S.-based Hard Rock is the first operator to join forces with EuroVegas Hungary Ltd., a joint venture of Austria’s Asamer Group and Supersberger Group.
The EuroVegas concept calls for the establishment of a tourism complex with five U.S-style casinos plus the usual attendant amenities. EuroVegas Ltd. has obtained five licenses from the Hungarian government to operate casinos, valid for 20 years plus a potential 10-year extension, each allowing an unlimited number of gaming tables and slots.
The location of the project—less than an hour’s drive from Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia, and 90 minutes from Budapest, Hungary—puts the resort within easy driving reach of over 8 million people.
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hungary will be the first of EuroVegas’ five planned
casinos. To be constructed in phases on 30 hectares of land, completion of the initial phase is estimated by 2012. The hotel will then have 316 rooms and a spa, and the casino will have 100 tables, 1,500 slots, a sports book and a 10-table poker room. Following a second phase of construction the facilities are to be expanded to encompass over 600 hotel rooms, a larger spa, 200 gaming tables, 3,000 slots and a 20-table poker room.
After six years, EuroVegas expects to have grown to over 1,200 hotel rooms, 400 gaming tables and 6,000 slots. Total area reserved for development is 335 hectares, about 828 acres.
Amenities at the Hard Rock property will include a pool with a deck for entertainment and a branded Rock Spa for relaxing and—according to the company’s press release—“detoxing.” A Rock Shop with branded merchandise, signature restaurants and bars, a convention center, concert venue, nightclub, high-end retail shopping and over 2,500 parking spaces will complete the offering.