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Hard Rock opening guitar-shaped hotel

Hard Rock has set an opening date of October for the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel, which will be part of its Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

The Hard Rock’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in South Florida is launching an expansion with 638 guest rooms and both a seven-storey building with guest rooms and suites and a guitar-shaped building “redefining the South Florida skyline for decades to come”, according to the company.

It will reach a height of 450-feet (137-metres) and have floor-to-glass panelling and a large lagoon-style swimming pool out front. Guests will also be able to rent bungalows with swim-up rooms which include butler service.

The new complex also includes a luxury spa, a man-made river, comedy theatre, nightclub and casino.

The expansion of the casino gaming floor will bring nearly 200 table games and more than 3,000 slot machines to the property, and the completion of the expansion project will bring a total of 16 restaurants and 20 bars.

A considerable amount of meeting space, including a large carpeted exhibition hall that can host trade shows, association conventions, large corporate groups and social fundraisers means that the hotel’s meeting space can “be reconfigured to accommodate both large and intimate groups”.

The total cost of the project reached $1.5 billion (€1.34 billion), the company says.

Concerts and opening
A central part of the hotel’s new expansion is its 6,500-seat concert venue called Hard Rock Live. The music destination is set to host more than 100 shows per year and the hotel’s opening will see Maroon 5 headlining opening night on October 25.

On Thursday, November 7, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform. Reservations for the opening and beyond can be made starting July 24.

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