Hard Rock International recently announced details of its Hard Rock Entertainment World proposal, which is slated to be one of the largest resort destinations in Europe. The project, located in Vila-seca and Salou (Tarragona), Spain, will consist of a unique combination of hotels and convention areas, with world-class entertainment, dining and shopping. This project is defined through a complete Zoning Plan already approved by the Catalan Government, with a maximum capacity of 745.000 sq-meters for all the different uses and an estimated global investment of €2,000 million (approximatly $2.3 million), including the cost of the land and infrastructures needed, to be developed by phases in the next years.
Phase one will be headlined by the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tarragona integrated resort. The Hard Rock integrated resort will also include a collaboration with PortAventura on the development of a family-oriented hotel of up to 500 rooms, and Value Retail on a luxury tourism shopping destination of approximately 10,000 sq-meters, featuring more than 75 shops. Hard Rock Entertainment World plans to bring thousands of new jobs and significant foreign direct investments. Phase one minimum investment is expected to exceed €600 million (~ $687.2 million) and is estimated to create more than 11,500 direct and indirect construction and ongoing jobs and an economic impact to the region of more than €1.3 billion (~ $1.5 billion).