By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Rivers Casino Pittsburgh and The Landing Hotel are now connected.READ MORE: Teen Arrested In Homewood South Shooting That Injured 4
A connection ceremony was held Friday afternoon to lift a steel beam into place between the structures.
The connection is designed to give easy access for guests from the hotel to the casino floor.READ MORE: Wolf Administration Warns Of Surge In Student Loan Forgiveness Scams
The seven-story, four-star hotel also promises to offer a luxurious experience with panoramic views of downtown.
“We went back and forth trying to figure out what was going to be the best look for the room. Pittsburgh is a Pittsburgh town. When people stay here, they want to see Pittsburgh. That’s the best way to dress up the room,” said Bud Green, the interim general manager of Rivers Casino.
The $60 million project brought 1,400 temporary construction jobs and will bring 128 new permanent jobs when the hotel opens.MORE NEWS: Can Kids Be Harmed By Wearing Masks To Protect Against COVID?
The casino expects that to happen sometime next year.