The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood held a giant guitar-shaped hotel completion ceremony on Monday, scheduled to open in 2019. The hotel is part of a $ 1.5 billion expansion project that parent company Hard Rock International began last year.

The ceremony was attended by hundreds of people, including representatives of local communities and business leaders. The event took place on Monday morning in Hollywood, Florida. Traditionally, the ceremony involves placing an end beam at the highest point of the building’s construction.

The flags of the United States, Florida and the Seminole Tribe, signatures from members and leaders of the tribe who own and operate the establishment, prominent politicians and workers who helped build the avant-garde hotel, have been erected at Hard Rock Hollywood.

Commenting on the milestone, Seminole Gaming CEO and International Chairman of Hard Rock International Jim Allen told the media that the dream has become a reality, as they have long planned to open their iconic hotel in the shape of a guitar. The expansion project took many years, but construction work began only last year.

Earlier, Hard Rock said that it will present the world with the first real building-guitar, since the shape will not be just an external facade, but the curvature of the building will be identical to the guitar.

The new tower of the hotel in Hollywood will include 806 rooms and suites. The seven-story tower next to the guitar will house an additional 168 rooms and suites. The two new buildings will bring the property to more than 1,250 rooms and suites. The original Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood was built back in 2004.

In addition to accommodation facilities, the $ 1.5 billion expansion project includes the renovation of an existing casino. After the completion of the gaming hall, it will feature 3267 slot machines and 178 table games.

The guitar tower will also have a 10-acre swimming pool. It offers plunge pools, waterfalls, water sports, private cabins and several restaurants and beach bars.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood will also add more dining and nightlife options, a 41,000 square foot spa, and meeting and retail space.

The refurbished and expanded property is expected to be completed in mid-2019. Allen said yesterday that the construction has so far created 2,000 new jobs and that several new full and part-time jobs will be created after the expanded portions of the complex are operational.

Hard Rock International announced the expansion of its Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa earlier this year. This project is expected to be completed in mid-2019 with new play areas, hundreds of new rooms and options for bars, restaurants and entertainment. Hard Rock invested $ 700 million in this project as part of its plan to expand its offering in two leading areas in the domestic market.

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