The Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC) has unveiled plans for Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, set to open this winter as the first Hard Rock Casino in Canada.
The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will be a rebranding and renovation of the Boulevard Casino, situated in the city of Coquitlam, British Columbia in Metro Vancouver and will be home to new entertainment, dining and gaming offerings around the clock. With new amenities and top-notch hospitality, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver and its show theatre will serve as the destination of choice for Metro Vancouver residents and tourists, according to a company press release.
“This new multi-million dollar renovation and rebranding will create an iconic entertainment environment offering, ‘everything you go out for,’” said Howard Blank, vice president of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation. “We look forward to presenting the very best of gaming, music, fun and dining; everyone will be treated like a rock star, whether you are 19 or 99.”
The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will be owned and operated by GCGC under license from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino HRHH IP, owned by an affiliate of Brookfield Property Partners. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is the flagship property owned by an affiliate of HRHH.
“Hard Rock Casino is one of the most globally recognized entertainment brands in the world,” said Jody Lake, COO for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. “The expansion of the Hard Rock Casino into the Vancouver area is an important milestone for us and we warmly welcome the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver team into our family. We look forward to working closely with the Great Canadian Gaming team as they transition their property to a Hard Rock Casino.”
Slated to open late this year, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will present gaming offerings including blackjack, roulette, pai gow, poker, baccarat, craps, VIP high-limit salons and more than 950 state-of-the-art interactive slot machines spread across the 80,000-square-foot casino floor.
The Hard Rock Casino Vancouver will also be home to a 1,000-seat theatre. The property will also offer a variety of culinary options and a collection of priceless rock and roll memorabilia.