Harrah’s Hotel

Project Completed in
East Chicago, IN

Project Features

15-story Room Tower

Porte Corchere

Hotel Lobby with Cherry Trim and Millwork

Specialty Wall Finishes

Granite-Accented Fireplace

Electrical Substation

Project Description

The Harrah’s Hotel project consisted of a 26,000 square foot, low-rise addition; a 210,000 square foot, 15-story room tower; and a new 14,500 square foot Porte Corchere.  It also included expanded parking lot work and a new electrical substation.

The low-rise portion includes a luxurious hotel lobby, a complete laundry, office space, a new bus lobby and a link to the existing pavilion.  The lobby is finished with terrazzo floors, cherry trim and millwork, specialty wall finishes and a granite-accented fireplace.  The laundry area was designed to service 600 rooms.  It is complete with washers, dryers, automatic ironers and folders.  A new bus patron canopy, entrance and waiting area were created within the low rise.

The hotel tower is a post-tensioned concrete structure with precast concrete cladding.  Each typical room is over 500 square feet with a marble foyer, separate shower and mahogany furniture.  The HVAC system is a four-pipe VAV system with vertical fan coil units in the guestrooms.  The 15th floor contains seven (7) luxury suites accented with marble and fine woods.  The suites come compete with state-of-the-art audio and video entertainment systems, fully stocked bars and whirlpool tubs.

The new porte corchere provides a new entrance for the facility that synchronizes the existing pavilion entrance with the new hotel entrance.