Hard Rock Announces Plans for Athens Casino Resort

by Thomas Nielsen - Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 10:26


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Hard Rock International and GEK TERNA Group have announced plans for the construction and operation of an integrated hotel resort and casino on the Athens Riviera.
The resort is set to open in 2026 and will feature a gaming floor with 200 tables

In a special event held yesterday, the two companies announced their partnership and outlined plans for the new casino and resort project which has been named ‘The Ellinikon’ development.

The resort, which will be named Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Athens, is scheduled to open in 2026 and will include a 5-Star luxury hotel, a gaming floor, a convention space, high-end retail stores, a spa and pool, and multiple dining options.

Speaking of the project, Jim Allen, Hard Rock International Chairman said:

“We are thrilled to announce the partnership with GEK TERNA Group and further expand Hard Rock’s reach across the globe in the great City of Athens. This development will bring over 3,000 jobs to the people of Greece and we look forward to bring our unique brand of entertainment to provide an unparalleled experience for guests of all ages.”

George Peristeris, Chairman and CEO of GEK TERNA Group added:

“This development will create a premium tourism spot, expected to offer employment to thousands of people, yield significant revenues to the public sector, and add value to Greece’s brand. Along with Hard Rock we are realizing a private investment of over 1 billion euros, reaffirming our trust in Greece’s prospects and potential.”

The gaming floor is set to feature 200 table games and 2,000 slot machines while the hotel will comprise over 1,000 guest rooms and suites which will overlook the waterfront and have views of Athens and the Parthenon.

Construction will begin in early 2023 and take about 3 years to complete.

Thomas Nielsen

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