Patrons explore the Hard Rock Cafe Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. in 2018. Hard Rock International, known worldwide for its hotels, restaurants and casinos, has agreed following lengthy discussions to operate the proposed Bristol Resort and Casino planned for the Bristol Mall . Project development partner Jim McGlothlin announced the arrangement Friday afternoon.
“We are excited to collaborate with Hard Rock, a well-respected and legendary entertainment brand with legions of devoted customers across the country and around the world,” McGlothlin, CEO of The United Co. and partner on the project, said in a written statement. “Hard Rock is known for its 31 award-winning hotels and 12 casinos, in addition to 218 cafes and Rock Shops, which offer a wide range of amenities that appeal to many different audiences.
“Hard Rock’s iconic brand reflects speaks to its deep roots in live music entertainment and world-class memorabilia collection, which will play a prominent role at Hard Rock Casino Bristol. This focus on music will complement our region’s country music heritage and dynamic music scene in the Twin City,” he added.
Hard Rock International, in Davie, Florida, is expected to make its announcement Monday. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida.
McGlothlin and partner Clyde Stacy announced plans for the proposed casino in August 2018 and legislation to pave the way for its operation was approved in March by the Virginia General Assembly.
That legislation, which would allow casinos to operate in specific Virginia cities, awaits Monday’s release of […]