US – Hard Rock confirms dates for Hollywood and Tampa casino projectsBy Phil - 3 July 2019
Grand opening dates have been announced for the combined $2.2bn 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, October 24.
It follows the October 3, grand opening of a major expansion of Florida’s largest casino, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa.
The $1.5bn 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.”
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.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world, plans a series of opening reveals throughout the summer, leading up to a grand opening on Thursday, Oct. 3.
The $700m expansion includes a new 14-story hotel tower with 562 guestrooms and suites, three ultra-lavish pools and extensive gaming space. The casino complex has already completed expansions to its state-of-the-art Poker Room, Mezzanine Level Casino/Rock Walk and Orient Road Garage. It will also unveil a new Rock Spa® & Salon, new food and beverage options, retail stores, Hard Rock Event Center and a new arrival experience.
The completed 245,000-square-foot casino includes an additional 1,000 slots and 41 table games throughout its new gaming spaces, bringing the completed gaming experience to nearly 5,000 slots, 179 tables and a state-of-the-art poker room with 46 poker tables. For the ultimate VIP experience, a high floor of the new hotel tower will feature a private gaming parlor for VIP guests, with an exclusive check-in and private elevators to rock star suites.