HARD ROCK HOTEL CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION
Martin-Harris completed a $18M, design-build project at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The project including replacing carpet throughout the Hard Rock Casino, a complete renovation to the Center Bar, and a 22,000 SF addition to the convention space. This project was conducted in 2 phases, the first including work to replace carpet throughout the casino area of the property, and to completely overhaul the Center Bar – a well-known and iconic feature of the casino floor.
This project was contracted as a design-build delivery and required intimate coordination with the property operations during preconstruction and construction to perform carpet replacement throughout the casino, while minimizing impact to operations. This effort required a detailed coordinated plan in 9 phases to relocate slots and gaming as carpet replacement work proceeded. The center bar replacement included work to install a new hanging structure over the bar area and extensive bar casework and seating areas for casino floor.
The second phase of the project was also delivered in a design-build contract. MHC led the process from Zoning and Entitlements through punchlist of the new expanded convention space. Permits for this portion of the project were acquired in phases to maximize available construction while the design process moved forward. Demo, grading, structural, and full building permits were acquired, while separate permits for the bathroom renovations were attained separately, so that all renovation work could progress along with the foundation and structure portion of the building expansion. The project required that the existing parking area north of the convention space be removed to prepare the space for the new building. While that seemed like it should be simple, preconstruction efforts identified numerous existing utilities that needed relocation. This area contained not only the power transformer gear that maintained power to the adjacent tower, The Joint, and the existing convention space, but was also home to the grease interceptor for the adjacent food and beverage area, contained the 4 pipe HVAC loop for the entire property, and the property fire loop and area FDC