HCW Development LLC lead by CEO Rick Huffman topped out construction of the 11-story 265 guest-room Caesars Republic hotel in Scottsdale Arizona. Caesars Entertainment Inc. has the naming rights to the non-gaming hotel. HCW expects construction to continue through the year in preparation for a February 2024 opening. It will have features such as a rooftop pool and lounge, five 2,000-square-foot penthouse suites, views of Scottsdale and Camelback Mountain, two restaurants designed by celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis. The hotel is located on the corner of Goldwater Boulevard and Highland Avenue next to Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. Construction started in 2020. HCW is developing the new hotel. Layton Construction is the general contractor and HCW worked with BRP Architects on the design of the building and Studio 11 on the interior design of the hotel. HCW doesn’t plan to do a soft opening for the hotel so when February 2024 comes around guests will be able to eat at the restaurants and lodge at the hotel. It looks to start taking reservations this spring. Upon opening, it will employ about 200 people. Joe Itturri was named as general manager.