M.J. Dean has worked with the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on previous projects, including the addition of an 11-story tower and pool expansion completed in May 1999; and a tower remodel completed in August 2002.
But most recently M.J. Dean has been called back to be general contractor for a massive expansion that will more than double the size of the current property.
The new Hard Rock project is designed by Klai Juba Architects and entails the new construction of a 198 ft. tall, 17-story north or “Paradise Tower” that is a 443,877 sq. ft., cast-in-place concrete structure; and a 163 ft. tall, 15-story south or “HRH Tower” that is a 447,997 sq. ft., cast-in-place concrete structure.
The Paradise Tower features 479 guest rooms and 11 suites, with a sky-blue glass curtain wall skin and views overlooking the pool area. The HRH Tower also features the same sky-blue glazing exterior and views of the pool, with 374 suites that average 700 sq. ft. each, eight two-story poolside villas, a second level spa and salon, club and club lounge.
The pool area will see an expansion of 2.3 acres, with the addition of four pools, including a swim-up gaming pool and clear-bottom dish pool. There are also plans to add an outdoor stage for poolside concerts with a 4,000-person capacity.
Additional elements of the project include an expanded casino gaming area, parking garage, 60,000 sq. ft. of convention/meeting space, restaurants, nightclubs, spa and fitness facility, and retail space.
M.J. Dean was the general contractor and also self performed all concrete work, metal stud framing, drywall, painting and EIFS.