Constructed in phases to reduce impact to both the customer and operations, the project scope included construction of a new 36-floor, 638-room, high-rise guitar-shaped hotel.
The building incorporated visual graphics into the elevation of the guitar building; a pool tower, including the addition of 168 rooms; a Bora-Bora-themed, resort-style pool area featuring tiki huts, private cabanas, and 15,000 square feet of luxurious villas; a new Hard Rock Live Café, parking garages, and multiple site improvements and renovations. The existing casino has been renovated to reconfigure the layout, double the size, upgrade the finishes, and include new food and beverage venues. The performance area of the Hard Rock Live has been expanded to seat approximately 6,500, and the existing finishes were updated to new high-end millwork, glass, lighting, and wall coverings. Renovations and additions were also made in the VIP areas, existing lobbies, ticket area, pre-function, and concourse areas.
Owner Seminole Gaming Authority
Architect Klai Juba Wald Architects (KJWA)
Square Feet 2,000,000+