Hard Rock Expansion Gets Tax Break. Harrison County Supervisors approve tax break for the new 12 story hotel that Hard Rock wants to build. Basically, the Hard Rock will not pay any additional property taxes on the value added by the hotel for 7 years. That’s a win, win situation that will stimulate our growth.
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi Announces 154 room hotel expansion
(Biloxi, MS) September 4 2012 – Premier Entertainment Biloxi LLC and Hard Rock International announced a 154 room hotel tower addition at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi. “This announcement is a true milestone for the property and shows Hard Rock Biloxi’s commitment and confidence in the Gulf Coast,” said Duncan McKenzie, President and General Manager, Hard Rock Casino Biloxi. “The expansion is a result of the hard work of all of our team members as well as the resonance of the brand in the Biloxi market”. The 12 story tower is slated to be built around the existing pool and is expected to be completed in 14 months, just in time to ring in the New Year- 2014. It will include 140 standard guest rooms and 14 suites. The design elements are in line with the property’s Four Diamond Resort quality. “Hard Rock International is excited to partner with Premier Entertainment as they demonstrate the strength of the Hard Rock brand and its complete confidence in the marketplace by undertaking this expansion,” said Michael Shindler, Executive Vice President of Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, ”We have no doubt that these additional rooms will cement the property’s reputation as the leading hotel-casino on the Gulf Coast.”
The new hotel tower will be designed by Bergman Walls & Associates Architecture. The interior design will be provided by Tandem Interior Designers and the general contracting service will be provided by the Anderson Companies, a Tudor Perini Company. “This hotel addition brings our original vison closer to fruition,” said Roy Anderson III, an owner of the property since pre-Katrina, “and is a testament to the progress the Gulf Coast has made and the success enjoyed by Hard Rock Biloxi.”