Work on $60M Rivers Casino hotel to begin soon on North Shore
High rollers and others visiting Rivers Casino on Pittsburgh’s North Shore will soon not have to leave to rest between bets.
The $60 million Landing Hotel Pittsburgh will be attached to the casino and will face the Carnegie Science Center on the east facade of the casino, Rivers announced Tuesday.
“The time is right,” Greg Carlin, CEO of Rush Street Gaming and Rivers Casino Pittsburgh, said in a news release. “We see it as a natural evolution.”
The hotel was initially planned to be built in 2017, and Rivers got approval from the Pittsburgh Planning Commission to build it then. The addition was postponed after the state approved mini-casino legislation.
About 128 new hotel and casino jobs and 1,400 construction jobs will be coming to the region because of the project, the casino said.
Pittsburgh-based Massaro Construction Group will build the hotel.
The project is privately funded and Rivers is in the process of acquiring the permits required from the city and getting approval from zoning and planning officials. Rivers said it will break ground on the hotel this summer, and it should open by 2021.
Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .