Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa Commissioning

Project Summary

Seminole Gaming chose Hanson to provide commissioning of mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) systems for a renovation and expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa in Tampa, Florida.

The extensive renovation includes a new, 14- story hotel tower with 562 hotel rooms and suites, three pools and a 26,000-square-foot Rock Spa & Salon. The completed 223,900-square-foot casino includes 1,000 slots and 41 table games throughout its new gaming spaces, bringing the completed gaming experience to nearly 5,000 slots, 179 tables and a new poker room with 46 tables.

The casino also includes 14 food and beverage offerings and the new 17,000-square-foot Hard Rock Event Center, which is a grand ballroom for conventions, trade shows, private events, large-scale poker tournaments, concerts and Nederlander Broadway shows. The full project encompasses 1,600,000 square feet.

The facility features fountains, five restaurants and three bars. The project involves renovating the low-rise level areas of the existing casino and new facilities for meeting rooms, a 16-story hotel tower, a low-rise-level expansion and a central energy plant (CEP).

Hanson’s scope of services included commissioning for MEP systems during the construction, acceptance and occupancy phases. Hanson also provided owner-requested services, including monthly optimization of systems meetings and reports; review of facility preventative maintenance plans; and retro-commissioning existing systems to remain in the low-rise remodel, as well as CEP A and B.