Constructed in phases to reduce impact to both the customer and operations, the project scope included construction of the iconic 36-floor, 638-room, high-rise guitar-shaped hotel.
Inside, guests will find a pool tower, 168 guest rooms, a Bora-Bora-themed, resort-style pool area featuring tiki huts, private cabanas, and 15,000-square-feet of luxurious villas. For added entertainment a new Hard Rock Live Café is included with accompanying parking garages, along with multiple site improvements and renovations.
The existing casino was renovated to reconfigure the layout, double the size and upgrade the finishes and also include new food and beverage venues.
The performance area of the Hard Rock Live was 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.
In order to achieve the silhouette of a guitar, the structure has varying floor sizes to create the narrowing and widening to shape.
The front façade of the guitar-shaped building is lined with LED video fixtures called V-Sticks, which serve as a building-wide screen to entertain from miles away. Six lasers are also used to project nearly 20,000 feet into the sky to mimic the strings on a guitar neck.
- Sectors Gaming
- Owner Seminole Gaming Authority
- Architect Klai Juba Wald Architects (KJWA)
- Square Feet 2,000,000+