A new billboard in Atlantic City has informed the world that the opening of the Hard Rock Atlantic City Hotel and Casino will be delayed by a few weeks. Hard Rock is now hoping to open in the summer of 2018, pushing it back from the planned opening.
Hard Rock Atlantic City Opening Delayed Until Summer
Hard Rock Atlantic City had originally planned to open on Memorial Day weekend, which is the 28th of May. However, now they’re targeting a summer opening and summer officially begins on the 21st of June. This is no doubt disappointing for many, but at least the delay isn’t too long.
The president of the Hard Rock Atlantic City, Matt Harkness, was present at the unveiling of the billboard announcing the new opening date. There were also several other project partners present. The billboard has been placed at the corner of Abescon Boulevard and Virginia Avenue. This is a major intersection in the city and will allow thousands of people to see it. Harkness said at the unveiling that during the demolition and renovations, they’ve taken down many signs, but now they can finally put one up.
Hard Rock AC Renovations Underway
The Trump Taj Mahal was bought by Hard Rock, who is owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Hard Rock paid $50 million for the closed property and will spend around $500 million on renovations, transforming it into a rock and roll themed property as we’d expect from Hard Rock. The original estimates for the for renovations were $300 million, but Hard Rock increased these numbers after further inspection of the Taj Mahal.
Once Hard Rock is done, there will apparently be no resemblance to the original Trump Taj Mahal. The Indian theme will be completely gone, along with the turrets, minarets and gold décor. When complete, the new hotel and casino will have over 2000 hotel rooms, more restaurants, a new concert area, and a casino floor with 2400 slots and 130 table games.