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Seminole Hard Rock unveils $1.5B expansion with guitar-shaped hotel

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Leaders of the Seminal Tribe of Florida and Hard Rock International unveiled Wednesday their $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood. The event featured a guitar smashing ceremony, and welcomed several music legends including Steven Van Zandt and Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain who performed a drum solo.

The new Hard Rock

The centerpiece of the project, a 450 feet tall, 35-story hotel shaped like a guitar will feature a 41,000-square-foot spa and 60,000 square feet of retail, restaurants and nightclubs, and add additional guest rooms and suites to bring the total number of rooms to 1,270. The project will also include a 10-acre pool complex with private villas, waterfalls and water sport activities.

The casino, Hard Rock’s main money maker, will double in size with more than 3,260 slot machines, 178 table games including blackjack and baccarat and a new 18,000-square-foot poker room. The 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live performance arena will be demolished to make way for a re-designed $100 million facility with 7,000 seats, capable of hosting concerts and televised award shows.

Once completed in mid-2019, the new Seminal Hard Rock Hollywood complex will be one of South Florida’s largest hospitality and entertainment venues.


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