Virginia: Hard Rock reports substantial progress on $500 million Bristol hotel and casino

Virginia: Hard Rock reports substantial progress on $500 million Bristol hotel and casino

Article brief provided by Bristol Herald Courier
  • David McGee, Bristol Herald Courier
December 8, 2023 3:49 PM
  • David McGee, Bristol Herald Courier

Much has changed at 500 Gate City Highway in the 365 days since last December’s formal groundbreaking ceremony for the over $500 million Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol. And the greatest transformation lies ahead.

Construction crews have removed much of what remained of the former Bristol Mall, the site was prepared and vertical construction of the 300-room luxury hotel is now well underway. Beneath and behind the six-story hotel’s steel skeleton, work is also progressing on the single-story space that will include the casino gaming floor, spa, restaurant and bar options that will comprise the facility, once construction is completed in summer 2024.

“Our team is excited to mark the one-year anniversary since our December 2022 groundbreaking,” said Allie Evangelista, president, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Bristol.