Harrah’s Rincon Expansion Phase 7 was a 160-million dollar project to expand the existing and growing Harrah’s Rincon hotel resort facility. The expansion included a brand new 21-story tower with 403 new rooms.
The tower is a concrete structure with multiple columns, shear walls, and post-tension slabs. All embedments had to be coordinated around these post-tension cables to avoid any structural deficiencies. The new tower was built exactly perpendicular to the existing tower to allow connecting wings at every floor to ensure a continuous hallway throughout both towers.
Each floor connection had to be designed with detailed expansion joints to satisfy stringent seismic and drift allowances. As the project came out of the ground Raymond had to sequence activities to simultaneously frame, hang and apply EIFS plaster to exterior soffits, while interior framing and finishes were put in place.
The tower had a basement floor with laundry facilities & utilities, a back of house floor including main electrical rooms and storage space, another back of house floor for future retail space, 17 typical floors with 22 guest rooms per floor, two floors of high-end penthouse suites and finally the roof level, which was bordered by a 30-foot tall framed screenwall with applied sheathing and finished with EIFS.
The project was received a 2015 Exterior Commercial Project of the Year Award from the Western Wall & Ceiling Contractors Association (WWCCA).