A newly renovated hotel and casino has been unveiled in Hollywood, south Florida that sees guests staying in a gigantic tower built in the shape of a guitar. 

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The exterior of the Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock © Ralph Notaro / Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Revealed recently, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has been expanded following a $1.5 million renovation that saw a new resort being added, that includes the world’s first “guitar hotel” and the seven-story Oasis Tower that overlooks a new pool lagoon. Designed to resemble back-to-back guitars, the building is finished with guitar faces and brightly lit strings, and reaches 450ft into the sky. Outfitted with floor-to-ceiling glass panes, the property includes an expanded gaming floor, a new luxury spa and salon, 13.5 acres of recreational water space and retail shops, as well as a convention space and a 7000-capacity Hard Rock Live entertainment venue.

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The Grand Suite living room inside the Guitar Hotel © Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

The Guitar Hotel boasts 638 luxury guest rooms and suites, while Oasis Tower includes 168. Guests can use high-speed Wi-Fi across the resort, enjoy 24-hour in-room dining, access fitness equipment and enjoy collections of music while in their rooms. Pet-friendly options are available, while the casino is home to a 45-table poker room with an eight-table semi-private area.

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The bone in beef rib at Abiaka © Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

“I thank everyone involved in this project, from the designers and engineers to the day-to-day labourers that are showing the world what the Seminole Tribe and the Hard Rock brand are truly about, unconquered vision, unparalleled service and unlimited future,” Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International said about the impressive new building.

The gigantic resort is home to 19 restaurants and 20 bars that offer a wide range of dining options, including Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Japanese restaurants Kuro, wood fire grill restaurants Abiaka, Italian-American offering Cipresso and the Beach Club Bar & Grill that serves burgers and tropical cocktails.

More information on Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is available at the official website.

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