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Milestone reached in construction of Hard Rock Hotel New York

The construction team at the site of the future Hard Rock Hotel New York hoists the U.S. flag high above Times Square to commemorate the completion of the fundamental framework of Hard Rock Hotel New York on the 35th floor terrace. The hotel is scheduled to open in spring 2022. (Lori Berkowitz photo)

Hard Rock Hotel New York is one step closer to opening its doors in the heart of New York City.

A “topping out” ceremony was held this week on the 35th floor of the luxury hotel, marking the completion of the fundamental framework. Representatives from Hard Rock, Extell Development Company and the AECOM Tishman construction firm participated in the ceremony, which included the raising of the U.S. flag above Times Square. Cake cutting and a socially distant luncheon were also part of the ceremony.

“While not the typical ‘topping out’ ceremony, we wanted to express our gratitude for the talent and expertise of our partners with this ceremony during these challenging times,” Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International, said in a statement. “We have no doubt Hard Rock Hotel New York will be a world-class destination in the heart of New York City.”

The 291,000-square-foot Hard Rock Hotel New York property will feature 446 rooms across 37 floors. The building will include two entertainment venues, meeting spaces, all-day dining options, a Body Rock fitness center and a rooftop lounge featuring views of the Manhattan skyline.

The hotel, which is scheduled to open in spring 2022, will showcase memorabilia that honors musicians who have been inspired by New York City.

The hotel is located at 159 West 48th Street between Sixth Avenue and Seventh Avenue, less than five blocks from the Hard Rock Café.

A street-level view from the site of the future Hard Rock Hotel New York, located at 159 W. 48th Street in New York City’s iconic Times Square district. The new luxury hotel is scheduled to open its doors in Spring 2022. (Lori Berkowitz photo)
Construction workers on site at the Hard Rock Hotel New York. (Lori Berkowitz photo)
A Hard Rock Hotel New York cake was part of the “topping out” ceremony. (Lori Berkowitz photo)
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