Joining the festivities and welcoming the new hotel with proclamations were City of Bell Gardens Mayor Jennifer Rodriguez and Assemblymember Cristina Garcia as well as Bell Garden’s city officials and hundreds of guests from the community. Defying the traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony, today’s event was marked by a grand entrance with a brigade of motorcycles featuring tuxedo dressed drivers and beautiful models dressed in sequin gowns displaying oversized playing cards spelling out the word “Bicycle.” Additionally, the Bell Gardens Honor Guard led the ceremony and Governor Brown joined the Bicycle Hotel team for the official cutting of the ribbon.
Built by commercial general contractor R.D. Olson Construction with architecture by Lee & Sakahara Architects and interior design by Hager Design International Inc., the hotel will open with 99 elegant rooms and suites, innovative dining concepts such as The Bike Brewery, and resort amenities including a full spa and elevated outdoor pool deck with private cabanas.
The future of Los Angeles hotel gaming begins just 10 miles from the Downtown Los Angeles skyline. Valet takes over at the four-lane porte-cochere, and the lobby experience lights up with a custom chandelier of 1,660 crystalline strands. A floor design of overlapping circles (inspired by a bicycle wheel) winds its way to a variety of amenities, including dining, a coffee house, a gift shop, entry to the casino concourse, and a VIP gaming area of bold Asian influence and décor. The second floor is all resort: a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor pool deck with private cabanas, and the hotel spa and sauna exceed the modern traveler’s wellness needs. Additionally, 9,000 square-feet of multi-purpose event and private meeting space will lend itself to business functions, traveling conventions, and banquets.
After a run at the casino’s 185 tables, guests can relax and re-energize in elegantly appointed deluxe guestrooms, designed to be tranquil retreats. Plush king and queen-size beds are complemented by California-inspired furnishings and lavish bath amenities by L’Occitane® En Provence. For guests seeking premium accommodations, 29 luxury suites will range from the Classic Suite (648 sq. ft.), the signature Bike Suite (904 sq. ft.), the extravagantly curated Governor’s Suite (1,359 sq. ft.), and a Presidential Suite (2,007 sq. ft.) fashioned to host and impress with its two bedrooms, formal living room, and Jacuzzi tub. In-step with the hotel’s modern appeal, The Bike Brewery hotel restaurant will pioneer a craft beer scene in Bell Gardens with 28 taps highlighted by The Bike Brew – a blonde ale by Golden Road Brewery exclusive to The Bicycle Hotel & Casino. Other food options include the Coffee House, a 24-hour Snack Bar, and in-room dining.
“Today was one of the most exciting days for all of us here at The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, and for the city of Bell Gardens. This is truly a dream realized and we look forward to welcoming our first guest in just a few short weeks on Dec. 1,” explains Managing General Partner & CEO Hashem Minaiy. “Hashem and I set out to not only build a beautiful hotel for our guests, but a great property that can be shared with and enjoyed by everyone in the community. Having the Governor, city officials and all of our guests here to see the hotel for the first time made this a most memorable day,” adds Robert H. Carter, President of Carter Management Group, Inc., a General Partner of The Bicycle Hotel & Casino.
After years of planning and construction, the $50-million investment, and a groundbreaking and ribbon-cutting with California Governor Jerry Brown, The Bicycle Hotel & Casino is poised to take Los Angeles gaming to unrivaled heights as a stay-and-play destination.
The Bicycle Hotel & Casino
888 Bicycle Casino Drive
Bell Gardens, CA, 90201