Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque - Pueblo of Isleta

Albuquerque, New Mexico


July 2009

2200 meals/day

Casual Restaurant
Steakhouse & Bar
Restaurant and Night Club
Production Kitchen
Asian Quick Serve Restaurant
Coffee/Bakery Bar

This project included a new 200-room, four-star hotel, four new restaurants, 30,000-square-feet of meeting space, spa and indoor/outdoor pool where you can swim under a sheet of glass to get from inside to outside. The four restaurants included Eagle’s Nest, TIWA Steakhouse and bar, Asian quick service and 505 Fusion restaurant and bar. Shortly after this project was completed the casino became the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Albuquerque.

If you were to visit the casino today, there have been a few changes but the kitchen we designed supports Eagle’s Nest Buffet, TIWA Café, room-service and meals for over 1700 in the ballroom and meeting rooms. The hotel includes a 20-seat concierge lounge with bar and small buffet. The Asian quick serve is now an ice cream shop and the coffee/bakery bar is a Harley Davidson gift shop. The 505 Fusion restaurant and nightclub continues to evolve from lunch and dinner to a bar menu with live entertainment. It features a display kitchen, 125 dining seats and 35 seats in the lounge.

Architect: Cuningham Group