Rainforest Resort & Casino S.A. is in process to purchase and develop several properties into a 24-hour resort complex called “Rainforest Resort & Casino” in the heart of the city of San Jose in Costa Rica. Rainforest Resort & Casino would provide a destination for individuals, families and corporations seeking a destination with 5-star accommodations, live entertainment, gaming, themed restaurants and bars, American’ style buffet, banquet facilities, a showroom, upscale boutiques, a convention center, and a multi-purpose venue designed to host meeting and entertainment events including poker tournaments.
The convention center included in the master plan will be the first of its kind in San José. The size and amenities of the convention center will draw trade shows and business conferences from all over the world.
When completed, Rainforest Resort & Casino will be the largest resort, casino, entertainment venue and business complex in Costa Rica. The complete project development will cost over $81.0mm. Rainforest Resort's Executives are in process to complete the financing structure with the support of a financial institution group based in the United States.
When completed, the Rainforest Resort will encompass:
179 deluxe rooms, suites and presidential suites; 35,000 + sq. ft. gaming floor1; Six themed dining venues; Four themed bars; American style buffet; Banquet salons with a capacity up to 500 people; Business center; State of the art spa and rejuvenation center; Nightclub/Ultra-Lounge; Cabaret presenting comedy and magic shows; Live entertainment with national and international acts; Multi-purpose entertainment complex presenting national and international events; Convention center with a capacity to handle an estimated 3,000 people; National and international poker tournaments and over 1,300 parking spaces.
To preserve the environment, recycled products will be used extensively within the resort. An estimated 50% of the electricity used by the resort will be generated by solar power and much of the water will be recycled.
Rainforest Resort will also establish the “Rainforest Foundation”, to provide grants or loans for schools, road repairs or any other needed projects in Costa Rica, especially in San José. Up to One percent (1%) of resort net profit will be pledged to the Foundation. Funds will be granted based on need and benefit to the community by an independent committee of prominent Costa Rican advisory board from the private and governmental sectors.
Luis Dobles Villela, a preeminent architect in Costa Rica, has been selected as the lead architect. Mr. Dobles will work closely with the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Historical Buildings and the city of San José to create an architecture and design that will maintain the character of the surrounding areas and the urban renovation and master plan “San José Possible”.
The design will maintain the character of the City. Open space and natural surroundings will be emphasized. The unique environment of Costa Rica will be re-created on a mini scale with a rainforest as the main theme of the resort.
Rainforest Resort & Casino' executives are also in negotiation with the Seminole Tribe in Hollywood, Florida to license the Hard Rock brand name for the project.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida purchased the famed Hard Rock business, including its casinos, restaurants, hotels and huge collection of rock ’n’ roll memorabilia, in a groundbreaking $965 million deal with a British company.