Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood Celebrates $1.5 Billion Expansion with Topping Out Ceremony
New guitar tower, pool hotel, dining, nightlife, entertainment, spa, retail and expanded casino set to open in fall 2019
The South Florida skyline is changing in a big way as the $1.5 billion expansion project currently underway at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, hits a significant construction milestone. A “Topping Out” ceremony is being held on July 9, 2018, at the site of the iconic 450-foot high guitar tower and expansion project.
The venture adds hotel rooms, gaming space, dining and nightlife outlets, a full service spa, three distinct pool experiences, a new retail promenade, a 6,500-seat Hard Rock Live entertainment venue and meeting and convention space to the existing property footprint. It is slated for a fall 2019 opening.
In keeping with tradition, the final steel beam of the highly anticipated project is being ceremonially hoisted and set atop the giant framework of the structure. The long-standing custom, attributed to the ancient Scandinavian ritual of placing a tree on the top of a newly completed building, celebrates the construction efforts and crews that are involved with the project.
The beam itself was transported to the Seminole Tribe’s Brighton, Immokalee, Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations over the past month to allow members of the Tribal community throughout Florida the chance to sign it as a way to share in the celebration. The onsite construction teams also had the opportunity to leave their signatures on the beam, as a proud representation of their individual efforts on the project.
“Today is an exceptional day,” stated Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International. “A vision has truly become a reality as we place this final beam atop this iconic landmark. I thank everyone involved in this project, from the designers and engineers to the day-to-day laborers that are showing the world what the Seminole Tribe and the Hard Rock brand are truly about, unconquered vision, unparalleled service and unlimited future.”
- 638 luxury guestrooms and suites in the guitar tower
- 168 guest rooms and suites in the pool tower, overlooking a lush, private cabana area
- 30 percent larger gaming floor
- 3,000 new slot machines
- 193 table games
- 46-table Poker Room
- 21,000 square feet of nightlife
- 18,000 square-foot roof-top bar
- Day Club and private pool area
- 30 new restaurants, lounges and bars
- 41,000 square-foot Rock Spa
- 6,500 seat Hard Rock Live entertainment venue
- 21,000 square feet of new retail space
- 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space
- 38,000 square-foot exhibition hall
About the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, South Florida’s most iconic entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination, is a AAA Four Diamond-rated resort with 461 luxury guest rooms and suites; award-winning restaurants; exciting nightlife; a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club Bar & Grill; a Rock Spa; and premium meeting and convention space. Top entertainers grace the stage at the Hard Rock Event Center and casino patrons enjoy more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a 37 table poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted, classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe, Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 182 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants. A $1.5 billion expansion slated to open in fall, 2019, will bring 638 new guestrooms and suites to a landmark, guitar-shaped hotel; 168 rooms and suites to a new pool tower overlooking a lush, private cabana area; three extensive water features for relaxing, sunbathing, swimming and paddleboarding; 30 new restaurants and nightlife venues; a new 41,000 square-foot Rock Spa; 3,000 new slot machines, 193 table games and a 46 table poker room; a state-of-the-art, 6,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena; 21,000 square-feet of retail space; and 120,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space. For more information, call 800-937-0010, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, or follow us on:
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