OTTAWA — Hard Rock International and RCR Investor Inc. plan to potentially invest more than $320 million during a multi-phase construction process to convert the Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ottawa to the Hard Rock Casino Ottawa.
“We’re thrilled to have been chosen by OLG to create Hard Rock Casino Ottawa,” says Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. “This is a crucial first step towards a larger strategic vision of our world-class brand’s expansion efforts in Ontario and throughout Canada. We are honoured to partner with RCR, a reputable and longstanding member of the Ottawa community, and look forward to working with both the RCR and OLG team members through the transition and beyond.”
The project is set to transform the existing property with a complete remodel, rebrand and significant expansion. As part of the multi-phase conversion, the second phase of the property’s expansion is expected to include the addition of a Hard Rock Hotel, Hard Rock Live entertainment venue, a Hard Rock Cafe & Center Bar and a Rock Shop.