With this historic step, PENN Entertainment will begin building a state-of-the-art hotel at Hollywood Casino Columbus, which will be a major turning point for the growing venue. To demonstrate its eagerness to turn the casino into a legitimate local attraction, the firm is holding a “groundbreaking ceremony” today at 1 am ET.
Elevating the Entertainment Hub
In highlighting the hotel’s revolutionary effect, Jaw Snowden, President and CEO of PENN Entertainment, said that it will make Hollywood Casino Columbus a “true regional destination.” The company’s dedication to improving the entire experience for Columbus venue visitors is demonstrated by the $100 million budget allotted for the project.
With its modern restaurant, 180 guest rooms, and conference rooms, the new building will be perfectly incorporated into the current complex, elevating the entertainment hub to a new level of elegance. There will likely be a pleasant economic boost for the neighborhood as a result of this development, creating perhaps 100 permanent employment.
The hotel project in Columbus is part of PENN Entertainment’s larger expansion plan. Three other major projects are being aggressively pursued by the firm at the same time: two land-based casinos in Aurora and Joliet, Illinois, and an additional hotel tower in Henderson, Nevada.
These audacious endeavors have significant financial support; the local government has invested $50 million on the Aurora project. In addition, Gaming and Leisure Properties have shown their support by contributing an astounding $575 million toward PENN Entertainment’s four expansion projects, for a total of an astounding $850 million.
Rick Skinner, Vice President, and General Manager of Hollywood Casino Columbus, expressed his excitement about the groundbreaking ceremony. He conveyed the company’s anticipation for the occasion, sharing, “We can’t wait to begin hiring new team members and welcoming more visitors from around the region to showcase our new hotel and the excitement of Hollywood Casino Columbus.”
With its promise of an enhanced guest experience and a good economic knock-on impact for the city, the Columbus hotel stands out as a symbol of success as PENN Entertainment continues to push its expansion ambitions.
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