A Hard Rock Hotel is coming to Long Beach, California, Hard Rock International announced Tuesday.
Developed in partnership with Washington-based Steinhauer Properties, the property will be the first new-build full-service hotel to come to Long Beach in 30 years. It’s also the first Hard Rock Hotel property to be built in Southern California in nearly a decade.
Construction will begin in summer 2024, with plans to open in spring 2027.
The property will feature 427 rooms and suites and an open-air rooftop bar, the tallest on the Southern California coast, the release detailed.
Amenities will include an outdoor swimming pool with a deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean, a fitness center, two restaurants and a speakeasy with a concert hall able to seat 250 guests.
"With the Hard Rock brand consistently elevating and expanding its upscale entertainment offerings, we're thrilled to be a part of this amazing venture in Long Beach," said Greg Steinhauer, president of Steinhauer Properties, in a statement. Leisure travelers are increasingly seeking entertainment and experiences, hotel experts say.
In a recent J.D. Power survey, Hard Rock Hotels tied with Margaritaville Hotels & Resorts for highest guest satisfaction in the upper upscale segment.
Hard Rock anticipates the development of Hard Rock Hotel Long Beach will create approximately 500 permanent jobs upon the property’s opening.