The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is under construction in Hollywood, Florida, and promises to be an iconic building. The guitar-shaped tower will cost $1.5 billion and include a new Hard Rock Live theater, 638 hotel rooms in the guitar tower, 168 rooms in the pool tower, a 10-acre lagoon-style pool, 30 new restaurants, 120,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, and 21,000 sq. ft. of retail space. And we can’t forget 3,000 new slot machines, 193 table games, and a 46-table poker room.
The 450-ft.-tall, 596,044-sq.-ft. tower is expected to be completed in 2020.
The tower is clad in a custom pre-glazed curtainwall system incorporating LED lighting in the mullions of the design. The façade is designed to appear to have 355-ft.-long lighted “strings” up and down the guitar, which will be lit by light cannons.
The construction team of Suffolk Construction and Yates Construction modeled the complete project using building information modelling (BIM).
In 2006, the Seminole Tribe acquired Hard Rock International, with restaurants in 75 countries. It is making its Hollywood location its signature property.