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Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and The Landing Hotel finally connect

21 August 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) -- For the first time since hotel construction began in 2019—then stopped for COVID-19, then restarted this past June — Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and The Landing Hotel will finally physically connect. The bi-level enclosed corridor that attaches the North Shore casino to its new hotel connected for the first time on Friday morning, 20 August.

At a Connection Ceremony today, a Rivers-yellow steel beam, signed by Massaro Corporation’s workforce and representatives from Rivers Casino, was hoisted into place. The beam marks the first time the seven-story, 219-room hotel addition will materially ‘meet’ the original Rivers Casino building. The corridor itself will be completed next year.

"The literal connection of the two facilities is fundamental for integrating the casino’s gaming and entertainment complex with the new hospitality venue," said Steven Massaro, president of Massaro Corporation.

Rivers Casino’s hotel project was reactivated earlier this summer. The construction site had been idle for 15 months due to COVID-19. The hotel attaches to the existing casino on the east façade, facing the Carnegie Science Center. When The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh opens sometime next year, approximately 128 permanent new jobs will be added.

"Our thanks to all of the talented labor teams, subcontractors, and to Massaro Corporation for hitting the ground running when construction on The Landing Hotel restarted," said Bud Green, interim general manager of Rivers Casino Pittsburgh. "We look forward to celebrating our grand opening in 2022."

First Look: The Landing Hotel Guest Rooms Revealed

The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh has been designed with a contemporary urban aesthetic inside and out. A life-size model guest room was unveiled inside Rivers Casino following the Connection Ceremony. The mock room is located just off of the casino’s gaming floor.

Klai Juba Wald is the interior designer and architect of record for The Landing Hotel Pittsburgh. Hotel guests can expect a cozy color palette of deep blues and rich golds, tactile finishes, and surprising pops of color. Artwork in each room will feature local themes and showcase the beauty of Pittsburgh. Once completed, The Landing Hotel will offer overnight stays with panoramic city and riverfront views—ideal for weekend getaways, wedding parties, business travelers and more.

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