Rivers Casino Pittsburgh announced Wednesday that its $60 million hotel project, “The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh,” has restarted construction after a 15-month pause because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We’re excited to get The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh back underway,” Bud Green, assistant general manager of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, said in a news release. “It’s been a long time coming, and we’re eager to add this new hospitality venue to our North Shore offerings.”
Getting Back To Work
Cranes from local general contractor Massaro Corp. returned to the site this week, and steel beam framing is expected to resume within the next few days. The Landing Hotel represents a $60 million additional investment in Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, all privately funded.
The restart of work activates approximately 1,400 temporary construction jobs. When The Landing Hotel opens sometime in 2022, somewhere around 128 new permanent jobs will be added.
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The seven-story, four-star property will include 219 guest rooms and attach to the existing casino on the east facade, facing the Carnegie Science Center. The hotel’s groundbreaking took place in August 2019.
“We’re very proud to be part of the city’s economic reboot,” said Steve Massaro, president of Massaro Corp. “The Landing Hotel will be a perfect complement to Rivers Casino and a welcome new addition to Pittsburgh’s skyline.”
Luxury Hotel Downtown
The Landing Hotel will feature unobstructed views of the three rivers on every level, the fountain at Point State Park and Mount Washington. The hotel will also include 10 luxury terrace suites, each with private first-floor patios.
Rivers Casino Pittsburgh offers more than 2,500 slot machines and 129 table games — including a 30-table poker room, 55 gaming seats. and is the home of BetRivers Sportsbook, Pittsburgh’s first and only licensed sportsbook.