What is the status of the Las Vegas-like complex construction project?
The project to build a casino-resort in Catalonia has been under study for several years now. The last time I heard, the large hotel complex carried by the Hard Rock group has received the approval of the competent authorities. However, doubts still remain about the environmental footprint of the building, which is already pointed out by environmentalists. Let’s decipher.
Will there soon be a casino worthy of Las Vegas in Catalonia?
The hotel complex with integrated casino that is already being called ” the Catalan Las Vegas “Will it really be built? Well, everything leads us to believe that yes. Indeed, the project carried by the Hard Rock Entertainment World group has been authorized by the Autonomous Community of Catalonia – or Generalitat – as part of the vote on the 2023 finance bill.
The news, relayed by the newspaper The Independentis in any case quite recent. This is not the case of the project itself, which has been under study for a good ten years. However, this one was at one time put on hold because of a rather alarmist report highlighting the ” (…) lack of environmental compensation and ecological guarantees “.
But this is obviously ancient history. It turns out that the ERC, the pro-independence party currently in power in the autonomous community, and the PSC, the Socialist Party of Catalonia, have found common ground. In short, the construction site will soon be able to be launched not far from the site where the PortAventura World theme park is currently located, in the north-east of Spain.
However, according to the ERC, although the green light has been given to start work, the Hard Rock Casino of Tarragona can only be operational if several conditions are met in terms of environmental and health regulations. Note that environmentalists, offended by the recent decision of the Generalitat to approve the project, have already planned to carry out actions to denounce and even sabotage it.
An international casino-resort that creates jobs
If the ERC and the PSC are in favor of the construction of a hotel complex with a international casino in TarragonaThe reason for this is simply that the project is likely to create many direct jobs. As many as 2,000 jobs will be available once the new Hard Rock hotel and resort is completed. In addition, according to L’IndépendantIn the vicinity of the Hard Rock Entertainment World complex, 20,000 indirect jobs could also be created.
It should be noted that the casino of the future resort should accommodate some 1,200 slot machines and 100 classic gaming tables. As for the hotel, 1,100 rooms will be divided into two separate establishments. Tourists will be able to shop in any of the 75 stores planned. The ” Catalan Las Vegas “It will also have a 15,000-seat concert hall, a 6,000-square-meter swimming pool, and the popular Hard Rock Café and Hard Rock Shop.