The Scarlet Pearl Casino in D’Iberville, Mississippi held a topping off ceremony on Friday June 12, 2015 to mark the event of placing the final construction element atop the 18 story hotel casino. Construction crews and subcontractors received $80,000 cash prizes for a job well done. City officials were invited to tour the $350 million building featuring wall to wall and floor to ceiling windows at a cost of about $30,000 per room.
The Granieri family is responsible for financing the project that is expected to bring tourists as well as long term jobs and business interest in the community.
When asked by the Sun Herald if the casino will open on schedule by the end of the year, Rob Kelly, a Roy Anderson Construction senior vice president replied, “Absolutely.” He noted that lighting is already installed inside the building and the structure will be completely enclosed and air conditioned next month.
The Fine Point Group is responsible for marketing the casino which is set to debut before New Year’s Eve. Steve Marshall of the group said, “We’re at the top; now it’s just a matter of pushing it out and finishing.”
The New York architectural and interior design firm, SOSH had representatives on hand to show visiting dignitaries pages from their book of renderings that depict the completed vision of many elements of the project. Decor elements are of a contemporary, New South design style.
The hotel is being built to four star standards and will feature 56 luxury suites in the corners of 14 upper floors with the entire top floor devoted to 10 penthouse suites. There will also be 234 luxury guestrooms available, a retail destination and gift shop, fitness center, swimming pool and $2.5 million 36-hole championship miniature golf course.
Almost every room features interior columns. Ceilings in the casino resemble waves. “The building basically floats.” said Nory Hazaveh of SOSH. The casino floor will hold 1,350 slots and 45 gaming tables. A ten table poker room is also in the works for the casino.
Dining options include a gourmet restaurant, 250 seat buffet, 24 hour cafe and coffee bar, noodle bar, and food truck arena for a variety of quick eats. A multi purpose area called The Strand will feature live music and other entertainment events.