SOURCE: The Bicycle Casino

The Bicycle Casino

October 22, 2013 15:00 ET

Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and Community Leaders Kick off Launch of New Hotel for The Bicycle Casino

Project Lauded for Jobs Contributions as Local Economy Rebounds

BELL GARDENS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2013) - Joining with area business leaders, community groups, hospitality and construction workers and elected officials, California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. today lauded the launch of a new hotel construction project for The Bicycle Casino that promises to bring hundreds of new jobs to a region hard hit by the economic downturn.

"This is a wonderful and elegant investment in Bell Gardens, a special place that many more people will now come to know and appreciate," Governor Brown said.

The new Bicycle Casino Hotel will represent the first world-class luxury hotel in the mid-cities region of south Los Angeles County and will feature seven stories, 100-rooms, 15,000 square feet of event and meeting space, an outdoor pool deck and employ 300 people during its construction phase and 250 permanent hospitality jobs in city faced with 16.3 percent unemployment.

"The smaller cities throughout this part of Los Angeles County have really impacted by the recession," said State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Long Beach). "But the $45 million investment being made here by private funds represents not only a new hotel, but also growth in related tourism and entertainment businesses giving a real boost to the area."

In addition to the increased job and economic activity and in partnership with local and state transportation officials, the hotel project will also include a traffic signalization component to four local intersections improving vehicle travel time through the heavily traveled Florence/Eastern intersection by up to 50 percent, significantly helping air quality. This will reduce gridlock and ensure a smoother flow of people, goods and services throughout the region.

"We are delighted to bring a five-star luxury destination to a region badly in need of such a hospitality facility," said Hashem Minaiy, chief executive officer and managing general partner for The Bicycle Casino. "As an additional benefit, this property will help us provide even more substantial resources to our community and charitable foundation which supports a wide range of local projects and organizations."

Gov. Brown, Sen. Lara, Mr. Minaiy and Robert H. Carter, managing general partner for The Bicycle Casino, unveiled a rendering of the planned hotel at today's event.

Hotel Facts:
The Casino Hotel development will create approximately 300 construction related jobs and 250 full-time hotel related jobs:

  • Capital investment over the next five years will be in excess of $45 million
  • Total of 117,907 square feet
  • Outdoor, 2nd floor swimming pool with cabanas and large deck
  • 2nd floor event room connecting to pool deck
  • Spa and fitness center
  • Business and guest services area
  • Brewpub and restaurant
  • The completed project will offer the local business community more upscale meeting and event spaces

The Project Manager is Marina del Rey-based Brindle Development, LLC. The architect is Lee & Sakahara Architects AIA of Irvine, CA and Irvine-based R.D. Olson Construction Company, Inc. is the general contractor. The ground breaking is scheduled for November, 2013 with completion estimated by 2015.

The Bicycle Casino
For almost three decades, The Bicycle Casino hosts one of country's largest poker rooms and is the place to play in the Los Angeles area. We offer a large selection of poker games and Asian games, as well as a wide range of limits to suit everyone's needs. Our desire is to make every player, from the novice to the professional, feel like they have experienced the best in service and gaming action, every time they come to play.

The poker room is a pleasantly smoke-free environment and provides players with their choice of 175 tables within its 100,000+ square feet of spacious floor space. The poker room is surrounded by state-of-the-art HD digital televisions and guests are seated in comfortable chairs within a spacious and elegant atmosphere. Our newest addition, the Bicycle Casino Event Center allows tournament players to play their favorite events in comfortable elegance. For more information, find us at or on Facebook at BicycleCasino and on Twitter @bicyclecasino.

Contact Information

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    James Lee
    The Lee Strategy Group, Inc.
    Tel: 424-229-2753
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