I see this every night on my drive home to Fort Lauderdale. The Hard Rock Hotel, with it's iconic shape is "lit"...litterally! Different colors illuminate the hotel at night, including pink (I assume for Breast Cancer Awareness Month). The place looks amazing! The remodeled Hard Rock Live in Hollywood opens this week too with perfect acoustics and I believe they said no seat more than 150 feet from center stage...not a bad seat in the house! Can't wait to see a concert there. More info below.
Hard Rock Guitar Hotel to Dazzle Tourists and Casino Guests as Openings Near for $2.2 Billion Hard Rock Florida Projects
Iconic Guitar Hotel & Casino expansion project is set to open Oct. 24 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood; Oct. 3 is the opening date for a major expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
HOLLYWOOD AND TAMPA, Fla. – June 27, 2019 –Grand opening dates have been announced for the combined $2.2 billion expansions of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, where the world’s first guitar hotel and casino complex is on track to open Thursday, Oct. 24. It follows the Thursday, Oct. 3, grand opening of a major expansion of Florida’s largest casino, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
The expansion projects are underway at the two Four Diamond flagship casino-resorts of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which owns Hard Rock International and operates both entertainment destinations as part of its hugely successful Seminole Gaming business.
Emblematic of the Hard Rock International brand, the $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood includes an iconic guitar hotel that can be seen for miles. Like a beacon, it stretches 450 feet into the South Florida sky and is already generating global interest as an integrated resort destination that rivals the world’s most iconic landmarks.
“The guitar tower will attract casino players and other visitors from throughout the country and around the world,” said Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen. “It will put South Florida on the map as a world-class gaming destination, and it will have a huge economic impact on Florida. The gaming industry will never be the same.”
Research Forecasts the Creation of 19,000 Additional Direct and Indirect Jobs
Allen points to economic research that predicts the creation of 19,000 direct and indirect jobs, including construction jobs, as part of the expansion projects in Hollywood and Tampa, where more than $700 million is being invested by Seminole Gaming and Hard Rock International. Aggressive global marketing of the expansions will draw hundreds of thousands of new visitors to Florida, further boosting the state’s current record-setting tourism results.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
The iconic guitar tower resembles back-to-back guitars, with six illuminated guitar strings on each side. It includes 638 luxury oversized guestrooms and suites. Complementing the guitar tower is a new seven-story guestroom tower along the south side of the new pool complex. It features 168 guestrooms and exclusive swim-up suites that invite guests to step directly out of their rooms and into the surrounding pool. Added to the 465 guestrooms and suites in the resort’s existing hotel tower, the expanded hotel and casino complex will offer a total of 1,271 guestrooms and suites.
Guests arriving via a new grand entrance porte cochere will be immediately impacted by “The Oculus,” a sight and sound extravaganza combining elements of water, fire and technology in a series of floor-to-ceiling shows choreographed to music. The signature entertainment attraction is a collaboration of Mark Fuller of WET Design, Los Angeles, and architect David Rockwell of the Rockwell Group, New York.
A vastly expanded casino of 195,000 square feet includes more than 200 table games like Blackjack and Baccarat, plus 3,100 of the latest slot machines and a new 45-table Poker Room. The expanded casino offerings also include a contemporary High Limit Slots Room, Non-Smoking Slots Room, and the exclusive and new Plum Lounge, an upscale, yet relaxed enclave featuring the ultimate VIP experience for Seminole Hard Rock’s high-end players.
Following an outdoor walkway dotted with grottos, waterfalls and meticulous landscaping, guests will find a completely new, 13.5-acre pool experience at the foot of the guitar tower, part of 19 acres of pools and lagoons on the Seminole Hard Rock property. The new pool complex features individual, overwater cabanas, ranging from 450 to 800 square feet and complete with butler service, private showers and lounge spaces. Spanning three football fields in length, a man-made lake framing the pool experience adds water sports, including paddleboats and canoes, to the resort. The pool complex also includes a Beach Club venue for drinks and dining.
Overlooking the magnificent lagoon and pool area, a pulsing Daer Nightclub boasts 18,800 square feet of indoor space and features the hottest DJs from around the world. The adjacent outdoor Daer Dayclub includes a swimming pool and 21,130 square feet of space.
The New Hard Rock Live
As part of its commitment to music and live entertainment, Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is investing more than $125 million in a new state-of-the-art Hard Rock Live, the new, highly anticipated theater-style performance venue for 7,000 guests. Designed by Sceno Plus, the new Hard Rock Live is set to host entertainment acts, broadcast productions, award shows and more. A partnership with The Nederlander Organization – the “first family of Broadway” and largest producer of Broadway entertainment in the world – is being extended to include the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. Production managers expect to schedule at least 200 nights of entertainment at Hard Rock Live each year.
A show-stopping weekend of grand opening festivities kicks off Thursday, Oct. 24, with headliner Adam Levine and Maroon 5 officially opening Hard Rock Live on Friday, Oct. 25. Coming off a yearlong World Tour that hit four continents, with over 50 shows in more than 20 countries, Maroon 5 will be the first performers to take the stage of this premier South Florida entertainment venue. As part of the inaugural line-up, Grammy® Award-nominated and legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is confirmed for a Thursday, Nov. 7, performance. More entertainment announcements are expected throughout the summer.
Upon its completion, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will feature 19 distinct restaurants and 20 bars and lounges. New restaurant options will include a new contemporary Italian restaurant, an American grill, a 24-hour bakery café, a buffet with multiple live action stations, poolside dining with a tropical twist, an artisanal coffee shop and much more.
The integrated resort will also unveil a new spa featuring more than 40 treatment rooms, dry and wet lounges, 150,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space, a 26,000-square-foot retail promenade, and more.
New guestrooms and suites at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood are available to book beginning July 24, 2019.
Architect of record for the expansion of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is Klai Juba Wald of Las Vegas. Interiors design is handled by the Rockwell Group of New York and Wilson Associates of Dallas, New York and Los Angeles. Landscape designers are EDSA of Fort Lauderdale.
For more information, visitwww.seminolehardrockhollywood.com.