Hollywood Casino Hotel

City to Negotiate Final Terms of Partnership Agreement with St. Louis Legacy Ice Foundation to Build Ice Sports Complex near Hollywood Casino & Hotel in Maryland Heights

The City of Maryland Heights has approved the preliminary terms of a partnership agreement with the St. Louis Legacy Ice Foundation to develop a multi-purpose ice sports complex at a 25-acre site on Casino Center Drive owned by GLP Capital, LP near the Hollywood Casino & Hotel in Maryland Heights. The state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor ice complex will provide a practice, competition and event destination for a wide variety of ice sports and provide new recreational opportunities for the residents of the City and throughout the region.

City staff is now authorized to enter into negotiations with the Foundation that could lead to a final agreement.  Summit Development Group would provide development services on behalf of the Foundation for the project.

Under the preliminary partnership agreement, the City would own the ice sports complex and assist with the project’s financing, including an upfront investment of at least $6.5 million and the issuance of $39 million in bond financing.  The Foundation would operate the facility and provide more than $24 million in funding and private contributions to the project. The City would purchase the site and lease it to the Foundation for 30 years, with options to extend the lease another 25 years. The City and the Foundation have applied for a total of $4 million in Missouri economic development tax credits to be used in the financing package.

The new location is approximately one mile to the north of a site in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park that the Foundation originally proposed for the ice sports complex. The new site lies between the Hollywood Casino & Hotel and Hollywood Casino Ampetheater.

“The City recognizes the tremendous importance of this regional economic development opportunity for our community, and we have created a solution to keep this investment here for many years to come that benefits all parties involved, including our residents,” said Maryland Heights Mayor Mike Moeller.  “This public-private partnership will anchor our vision to transform this area into a valuable regional sports, entertainment, specialty retail and recreational attraction.  This is a win-win situation, and we are excited to enter into the next phase of negotiations. ”

“We appreciate how Mayor Moeller and the City of Maryland Heights have stepped up to keep our project in the same general area as our previous site,” said Patrick Quinn, Chairman of the Foundation, a local not-for-profit dedicated to championing the values inherent in ice sports, including commitment, good sportsmanship, teamwork, personal integrity and respect for others and self.  “Their leadership has created a viable solution to our needs while keeping this new development in St. Louis County.”

The new site lies within an area protected by a system of levees, pumping stations and a storm water management system constructed in 1994 by Hollywood Casino and the Howard Bend Levee District.  This area has not experienced a flood event since it was opened.

The four-sheet, regional recreation center will be home for a variety of ice sports, amateur and college ice hockey uses, youth tournaments and the practice facility for the St. Louis Blues.  If the City reaches a final partnership agreement with the Foundation, the timeline calls for construction of the project to be completed in late September 2019.

Hollywood Casino Hotel Undergoing $7.3 Million Renovation Of Sunset Tower Hotel Rooms

Renovation began in late February and completion is expected in early June in time for summer concert season

Hollywood Casino Hotel in Maryland Heights recently began a $7.3 million renovation of its Sunset Tower, with complete renovation of 273 hotel rooms. The project follows on the heels of the $4.5 million 2016 renovation of the Rodeo Tower’s 211 rooms, including 33 suites, bringing the hotel fully up to date. The renovation is expected to be complete in early June in time for the summer concert season at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. Local contractor AJ Brown, Inc. is completing the renovations. Hollywood casino worked with Overland Park, Kan. firm Yeager Architecture on the design.

The Sunset Tower remodel includes the following updates in every room:

  • Uprade of two double bed rooms to two queen bed rooms
  • All new furniture (bed, desk, wardrobe, easy chair) and Royal Plush mattresses/box springs
  • New wall coverings, light fixtures, window treatments and artwork featuring iconic St. Louis locations
  • Increased connectivity for charging mobile devices, including headboards with oulets and USB ports
  • Wall-mounted flatscreen TVs with over 80 HD channels
  • Wood look plank flooring
  • Completely remodeled baths featuring walk in showers and barn door entry
  • Relocation of closets to open up entryway
  • Tower corridors updated with new carpet, paint and light fixtures

Each room also provides a coffee/tea maker, bottled water, mini-refrigerator, laptop compatible safe, iron and ironing board, and blackout shades.

“While Hollywood Casino – Hotel has long been the leader in the market when it comes to our casino floor product, the improvement of our second hotel tower is just one more step in elevating our non-gaming offerings,” said Lydia Mason, VP and Assistant General Manager for Hollywood Casino. “The complete renovation of the Sunset Tower follows the remodel of our Rodeo Tower that was completed last September.  Enhancing our hotel experience follows the significant investments we’ve made to improve and expand our food offerings over the past two years.  Combined with our partnership with the Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre we are the place to Eat, Sleep, Play and Rock On in St. Louis.”

Hotel guests at Hollywood Casino Hotel will also enjoy amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi on a new high-speed network, round the clock front desk and valet services, room service, dry cleaning/laundry, on-site ATMs, hypoallergenic bedding and turndown service, fitness center access, valet or garage parking, truck/RV parking and airport shuttle service.

The Sunset Tower renovation is part of an ongoing improvement plan. In 2016, Hollywood Casino spent a total of $11,262,551 on updates and improvements, including the Rodeo Tower renovation, a new poker room, new slot high limit area, new table high limit area, expanded Phat Tai pit and casino grounds infrastructure upgrades. Hollywood Casino offers a total of 1,997 slot machines 63 gaming tables and 20 poker tables.

Located in Maryland Heights, Missouri, Hollywood Casino offers over 120,000 square-feet of action and excitement from 1,997 of the hottest slots and video poker machines.