The Tejon Tribe Partners with Hard Rock, Reveals New Casino Project
The Tejon Indian Tribe of California has announced it has entered into a partnership with Hard Rock International. The ultimate goal of this partnership is a casino resort project, worth around $600 million, which should be built in Kern County, California.
According to available information, the project should boost the economy of the region by generating over 3,000 temporary and permanent jobs.
Under the provisions of the agreement signed between the tribe and the renowned gaming and hospitality company, the future Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tejon will be developed on a 52-acre site, located less than half an hour from the city of Bakersfield.
But the aforementioned site is only a portion of land that will be made managed by the federal government. The tribal officials have already revealed future plans, that include allocating 22 acres for an RV park, which would be located next to the casino site.
The two sides have yet to reveal the start of the construction, as the project needs to be approved by the local community. In addition to that, the federal authorities are required to submit a review on the project environmental impact.
About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tejon
Speaking about the future development process, the two sides underlined the new site would provide a complete resort experience for its guest. This means the $600 million-worth property will include a hotel, casino, spa and fitness facility, a concert venue, a conference and meeting space, and more than a dozen food and beverage outlets.
Of course, adding live entertainment to the offer is likely to be the key part of the new property.
Both the Tejon Tribe and Hard Rock claim this project will significantly impact the economy of Kern County, generating around 1,000 temporary jobs during the construction process alone. Once the resort is up and running, more than 2,000 should be permanently employed there.
Commenting on the announcement made earlier this week, Tejon Tribe Chairman, Octavio Escobedo said they welcomed the partnership with Hard Rock as an important step for the tribe.
Escobedo also added he was sure the project would be a great economic driver.
Jim Allen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Hard Rock International, said the gaming giant was looking forward to building a world-class project with the Tejon Indian Tribe that equalled their hotel and casino projects across the world.
Hard Rock’s Increases Its Presence in the Golden State
The latest partnership will enable Hard Rock to further increase its market footprint in California, where the company is getting ready to launch its newest property – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain.
This resort is set to open doors to customers later this year, with its offer including a casino – with both slot machines and table games, a hotel, dining facilities, swimming pools and other entertainment facilities. The official opening date is yet to be revealed.
Once it’s fully operational, the new facility in northern California should create 1,000 permanent jobs and generate up to $225 million on a yearly basis for the local economy.