Hard Rock Hotel Shaped like a Guitar Opens in Florida

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The guys over at Hard Rock have well and truly outdone themselves this week with the dramatic reveal of their latest hotel… Which is remarkably in the exact shape of a guitar.

Flordia’s skyline now has a gigantic glass guitar in the mix, a truly revolutionary piece of architecture. It stands at 45o feet high, and cost the company an eye-watering $1.5 billion to design and make a reality.

Keep scrolling to read all the details surrounding the latest Hard Rock addition, which has an array of impressive and somewhat over-the-top features… It wouldn’t be rock ‘n’ roll otherwise, would it?

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With venues spanning across seventy-five different countries, including more than 180 cafes, and twenty-four hotels, rock music fans all across the world are truly spoilt for choice.

And that’s good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll.

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And features memorabilia such as authentic on-stage outfits, iconic stage props, and musical instruments.

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The electric guitar has become the iconic symbol of The Hard Rock Cafe over the years.

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There has never been a Hard Rock venue that’s actually a guitar… Or shaped around one, at least.

Because we’ve all dreamed of staying inside a giant electric guitar, haven’t we?

Because the guys (and mainly the incredibly talented architects) at Hard Rock have pulled out all the stops by building a guitar-shaped hotel. Now that’s what you call rock ‘n’ roll.

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This incredible piece of architecture has come as a part of the $1.5 billion expansion at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida.

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The building has been designed to resemble back-t0-back Gibson Les Paul style electric guitars… Minus the fretboards, of course.

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“The idea has actually been floating around since late 2006,” said James Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and chairman of Hard Rock International, in June last year. “People tell me, ‘You’re a little crazy to build a hotel in the shape of a guitar.'”

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“It will be the first building in the world that’s truly to scale designed as an authentic guitar,” Allen told the Sun Sentinal back in 2017. “So it’s not just an exterior facade, the curving of the building will be identical to an authentic guitar.”

Because, as of 2017, Allen’s wild idea became a reality when the construction of his Guitar Hotel began.

The luxurious hotel was the centerpiece of a $1.5 billion complex being built at the tribe’s flagship Hollywood property, a project that also included a larger casino and a new entertainment venue.

The gigantic glass plated venue is officially set to open this week… And is fully booked for at least the next 2 weeks. Obviously.

And features 638 rooms spread out across thirty-six floors. But, one of the main features of the guitar shape is the LED-powered guitar string lighting, which will light up the hotel every night.

There are also an additional 168 rooms in the pool tower overlooking a private cabana area.

Yeah, this is much more than just a Guitar Hotel. The hotel features a swimming pool the size of 9 football pitches, a lazy river, and a paddleboat lake, and thirty bars, lounges, and restaurants.

Just in case you feel like you haven’t spent enough money. There are 3,000 new slot machines, 193 table games, and a forty-six-table poker room, which all accounts for a thirty percent expansion of the complex’s original casino.

It wouldn’t be a Hard Rock venue if it couldn’t host mind-blowing gigs, would it? The website explains, “The new venue will host state-of-the-art technical capabilities that will support A-list celebrity performances as well as award shows, sporting events, and nationally televised programs.”
“The venue will be a stand-out option for entertainers and tours across the country as well as drawing internationally acclaimed acts.”

And, to kick off the festivities in true Hard Rock style, the hotel will be officially opened this week with a grand performance by Maroon 5. So, if you love guitars, love rock ‘n’ roll… Oh, and have a lot of spare cash, this hotel could definitely be the place for you!