One of the largest macro-complexes in Europe include hotels, a casino, a shopping centre and spaces for shows.The North American company Hard Rock International has announced plans to start 2000 million euros in the project that will be developed on the Costa Daurada, in Vila-seca and Salou, which up to now had been known as BCN World and that has finally been renamed Hard Rock Entertainment World. The project plans involve one of the largest leisure macro-complexes in Europe with a large shopping centre, hotels, a casino, as well as many spaces for shows.
The future project has set aside 745,000 m2 for these uses, although they will be built in stages in the coming years. The first phase of the project, which involves an investment of 665 million euros, consists of creating the spaces for gambling and betting, the main attraction of the complex. This will be the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tarragona, a large 600-bedroom casino hotel that will be next to a 500-bedroom family hotel, which will be run by Port Aventura.
Furthermore, the macro-complex will have a shopping centre supported by the group Value Retail, owners of La Roca Village and Viladecans Style Outlet. It will occupy nearly 10,000 m2 in which 75 shops are planned. There will also be spaces for concerts with capacity for 15,000 people and a venue named Hard Rock Live, for musical shows. Hard Rock estimates that it will create jobs for 2176 staff in the first five years of running the project.
Hard Rock International has businesses in 75 countries, including 176 cafes, 24 hotels, and 11 casinos. The company has a presence in London, New York, San Francisco, Dubai, and Sydney and has hotels and casinos in Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas and San Diego.