L'Auberge tops off hotel, aims to open by Labor Day
L'Auberge Baton Rouge marked a milestone in the construction of the $368 million casino and hotel today as it topped off the 12-story hotel. In commercial construction, topping off—also called topping out—refers to a ceremony held when the last beam is placed at the top of a building. "The topping off of the hotel is a highly anticipated construction milestone and demonstrates how much closer we are to our grand opening this summer," says L'Auberge Baton Rouge Vice President and General Manager Mickey Parenton. The casino portion of the massive development on River Road near Gardere Lane was topped off in November. Construction began in May 2010 and is expected to be complete this summer, with an anticipated opening by Labor Day. When it opens, L'Auberge Baton Rouge will be a single-level, 74,000-square-foot casino with nearly 1,500 slot machines, 50 table games, a poker room, a 206-room hotel, an events center, outdoor festival grounds, three restaurants and 2,400 parking spaces. A complete project fact sheet and project webcam can be found here.
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