BCI Worldwide is proud to announce that it has recently won the contract to manage the on-site logistics, project management, and installation of the Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E) for the expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Florida, scheduled to open late summer 2019.
This $700MM expansion will add a brand new 16-story hotel tower, 562 new guest rooms, approximately 200,000 sqft of new entertainment and gaming space, three new outdoor swimming pools, a spa & salon, and new culinary amenities.
“BCI Worldwide is proud to support Seminole Gaming Development’s and Hard Rock’s expansion efforts,” said Robert Mastaler, President of BCI Worldwide. “As a member of the local community, I am happy to see the economic boost the expansion brings to the greater Tampa Bay area.”
When all work is completed, the Tampa property will encompass approximately 800 guest rooms and employ roughly 4,500 local Tampa Bay residents, with 1,000 of those being new jobs.
The Seminole Tribe is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale. It is a sovereign government with an elected Tribal Council of five members. More than 90 percent of the Tribe’s budget is currently derived from gaming revenue. The Hard Rock International acquisition provides additional diversification sought by the Tribal Council. Its business operations currently include cattle ranching, citrus production, tourism promotion, sports management, and tobacco sales.
Hard Rock Cafe Inc. is a chain of themed restaurants founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London. In 2007, Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. was sold to the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Hard Rock International has venues in over 74 countries, including over 185 cafes, 25 hotels, and 12 casinos.