Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Stateline)
|Hard Rock Lake Tahoe|
|Location||Stateline, Nevada, U.S.|
|Address||50 U.S. Route 50|
|Theme||Rock and roll|
|Number of rooms||539|
|Total gaming space||22,750 sq ft (2,114 m2)|
|Signature attractions||William Hill Sports Book
Hard Rock Retail Shop
|Notable restaurants||Center Bar
The Oyster Bar
|Owner||Warner Hospitality (Hotel/Casino)
NevaOne, LLC / Park Companies (Landowners)
|Previous names||Sahara Tahoe (1965–1983)
High Sierra (1983–1990)
Horizon Lake Tahoe (1990–2014)
Park Tahoe (2014, unused)
|Renovated in||1978, 1983, 1990, 2014, 2015|
Hard Rock Lake Tahoe (formerly Sahara Tahoe, High Sierra, Horizon Lake Tahoe and Park Tahoe) is a hotel and casino located in Stateline, Nevada. Also previously known as Sahara Tahoe and High Sierra resorts, it is one of four major casino hotels in Stateline. Horizon Lake Tahoe closed on April 1, 2014, to begin a $60 million renovation and rebranding as Hard Rock Lake Tahoe, which held its grand opening on January 28, 2015.
Sahara Tahoe (1965-83)
The property opened as Sahara Tahoe in 1965. Elvis Presley performed here from 1971 to 1976 and his suite was available for guests to book.
High Sierra (1983-90)
Horizon Lake Tahoe (1990-2014)
In 1990, it was sold to Columbia Sussex, which re-branded the hotel again as Horizon. Columbia Sussex (leaseholder) was in a contract dispute with Park Cattle Company (now Edgewood Companies), the landowners of Horizon and MontBleu (formerly known as Caesars Tahoe), which Columbia Sussex acquired from Harrah's Entertainment (now Caesars Entertainment Corporation) in 2005.
On May 5, 2009 Tropicana Entertainment announced that it had assigned the lease, operation and management of Horizon to Lake Tahoe Realty I, LLC. an affiliate of Columbia Sussex, under the terms for the assignment of the Horizon lease stipulate continuous operation of nonrestricted gaming at Horizon.
Park Tahoe (2014)
In March 2014, it was announced that the Lake Tahoe Realty's lease to operate the hotel/casino had expired on March 31, 2014 and was not renewed. The Park Companies took over the property under an LLC known as "NevaOne" and closed the property on April 1, 2014 to begin an intense $40 Million top to bottom makeover. NevaOne has contracted with Las Vegas-based Warner Hospitality to operate the hotel and casino. They operate Hard Rock Las Vegas and have built and run hotel/casinos across the country.
Hard Rock (2014-present)
In July 2014, the Park family announced that the former Horizon will be rebranded as Hard Rock, to open on January 28, 2015, after extensive renovations.
- "Listing of Financial Statements Square Footage". Nevada Gaming Control Board. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- Tropicana Entertainment assigns Horizon lease to Columbia Sussex affiliate; amends MontBleu lease
- Hard Rock hotel and casino coming to Lake Tahoe (Tahoe Daily Tribune, June 18, 2014)
- Director puts Tahoe in spotlight, (Tahoe Daily Tribune, January 12, 2007)