Edited by John M Hayden
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The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is known for housing iconic rock ’n roll memorabilia. Now the Hard Rock itself is the icon. Drive down the turnpike or US 441 in Hollywood, and you’ll see a gigantic guitar rising up to dominate the skyline.
The gleaming building is the centerpiece of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s $1.5 billion dollar expansion. It stretches 450 feet into the sky and will feature brightly lit “guitar strings.” While it’s cool to look at from the outside, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. The world’s only guitar hotel will have 638 luxury guest rooms with Egyptian linen on the bed, delicious in-room dining, an in-room music experience like none other, and Concierge Services to help take care of anything else your rock and roll heart desires.
And as amazing as that is, it’s only the beginning. The Hard Rock is living up to South Florida’s VIP reputation and taking it to the next level. Five different types of suites start at 700 square feet and will offer you plenty of room to stretch out and chill. Twenty restaurants and bars will make sure you’re stuffed and hydrated. Leading the pack is Council Oak Steaks & Seafood with delicious steaks and seafood sourced from local waters. A huge wine-by-the-glass menu gives you plenty of options to wash it all down, and live entertainment in the lounge area will set the mood for a dining experience you’ll never forget.
For top quality Eastern cuisine, Kuro will provide Japanese food and ambiance, while Böl serves up Vietnamese and Chinese delicacies. And for the ultimate in VIP dining you’ll want to get into the all new Plum Lounge. This spot is for the VIP casino guests who want to step up their cocktails and cuisine. The upscale bar gets you started with plush, relaxing seating, and then the experience begins. You get personalized table service to bring you the most creative hand-crafted cocktails or something from a menu of award winning wines.
When you’re ready to lay in the sun but still beat the heat, the new lagoon-style pool is ready and waiting. Four and a half acres of outdoor paradise have a pool surrounded by a rock mountain and a pool bar. And in the midst of it all are waterfalls, hot tubs, and a shallow pool to get your party on. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, take a trip on the 182-foot water slide. To take your relaxation up a notch, the Hard Rock has the luxurious Rock Spa. With 21 ultra-luxe treatments rooms by a green, sun-lit atrium, you will find just what you need to de-stress.
South Florida has a steady stream of A-List VIP performers, and at most places even pricey seats have you so far away you have to look at the big screens to get a good look at the stars. But with 6,500 seats, the new Hard Rock Live is small enough that there’s not a bad seat in the house, but big enough that you still feel like you’re at a party to remember. A ton of work is going into making sure the sound is as hot as the South Florida sun. When all the changes are unveiled at the October grand opening, Adam Levine and Maroon 5 will be the first to get the party started! At night there’s no need to find at party, let the party come to you! In addition to a day club, the Hard Rock will have a nightclub to keep the fun going. With premium drinks and great music, you’ll never notice when today turns into tomorrow.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino without the casino! Get ready to go all in with the expanded gaming area. There will be thousands of slot machines, including some in a new High Limit Slots room. The new poker room will have 45 tables, as well as an eight-table semi-private area. So if you’re looking for a night out to take in a show at their intimate A-List venue or check in for a staycation to remember, the Hard Rock in the heart of Hollywood, FL is a safe bet for fun.