Just a few miles east of Los Angeles International Airport, you’ll find Hollywood Park, the largest undeveloped parcel of land remaining in the Greater Los Angeles area. The site is currently going through an economic revival however, spurred by the recent opening of Hollywood Park Casino, the centerpiece of an emerging 11 acre renaissance district.
JCJ Architecture and Turner Construction Company worked closely with developer Wilson Meany to bring the vision for the new Hollywood Park Casino to fruition. The goal of this development team was to bring the area back to its 1940s heyday, when it was the home to Hollywood Park Racetrack which was a destination for the Rat Pack and the likes of Cary Grant, Liz Taylor, Katherine Hepburn and Rita Hayworth. It was a place to “see and be seen,” that unfortunately fell on hard times with the demise of pari-mutuel horse racing.
JCJ Architecture’s design for Hollywood Park Casino, aptly named “The Cary Grant Pavilion,” is a sophisticated and glamorous homage to this era with a modern spin. Guests are greeted by a bold, clean and sophisticated entrance accented by a large-scale, colorful, ceramic statue by Matt Wedel. This approach sets the stage for the discovery of nearly 40 additional works of art from local, Southern California artists featured within.
The casino features 125 tables, a high-limit area, simulcast wagering and a range of destination food and beverage venues.