Hard Rock Hotel New York reaches key construction milestone

by | 08 Aug 2020 | Projects

The impressive new Hard Rock Hotel is due to open in spring 2022 (Photo: Lori Berkowitz)

Hard Rock International, Extell Development Company and AECOM Tishman have held a topping-out ceremony to celebrate their progress in building Hard Rock Hotel New York, complete with a socially distant luncheon and cake-cutting.

Hard Rock International is on track to open a showstopping new luxury hotel in the heart of Manhattan. We find out more about the development of Hard Rock Hotel New York.

A cause for celebration

To commemorate the completion of the fundamental framework atop the 35th floor terrace of the property, representatives from all three companies raised a US flag high above Times Square. The construction and development teams were also invited to take part in a socially distant luncheon and cake-cutting ceremony to thank the key figures involved in the project so far.

“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,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. “We have no doubt Hard Rock Hotel New York will be a world-class destination in the heart of New York City.”

A sneak peek at the new Hard Rock Hotel

When it opens in spring 2022, the 291,000 gross sq ft Hard Rock Hotel New York will boast 446 rooms across 37 floors overlooking Manhattan. In addition, two entertainment venues, all-day dining options, a rooftop lounge and meeting spaces will offer the perfect setting for a variety of functions and gatherings, while the signature Body Rock fitness centre will appeal to those wanting to stay fit on the road.

As is customary for Hard Rock Hotels, meanwhile, the property will be decked out with priceless memorabilia honouring some of the countless musicians who have performed or were inspired by New York City down the years.



With a massive global presence, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognised brands. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, memorable dining experiences, Hard Rock Live performance venues and more.