The world’s first-ever Guitar Hotel, part of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Florida, has opened with much fanfare. The grand opening included A-list celebrities, a light show, guitar smash, and red carpet. The new iconic hotel includes 638 guestrooms and suites. In addition to the Guitar Hotel, the Hard Rock also added the Oasis Tower, which houses an additional 168 rooms along with swim-up suites. In total, the property now offers 1,271 rooms.
Complementing the 450-ft.-high Guitar Hotel are a state-of-the-art Hard Rock Live performance venue for 7,000 persons, an expanded and updated casino with 195,000 sq. ft. of gaming space, a 13.5-acre pool and lagoon with overwater cabanas, an ultra-luxury spa and fitness center that spans 42,000-sq.-ft., the extensive DAER nightclub and dayclub complex, more than two dozen dining, lounge and entertainment options, and a collection of high-end retail stores.
“The Guitar Hotel will attract visitors from throughout the nation and around the globe,” said Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and chairman of Hard Rock International, in a statement. “They will experience a world-class entertainment, gaming and dining destination.”
The premiere of the Guitar Hotel’s light show extravaganza, called “The Oculus,” was also featured during the grand opening, with a series of orchestrated outdoor music and light shows that capitalize on LED lights built into every side of the hotel. The lights are programmed to change color and intensity, with changes timed to music. Six fixed high-powered beams of light project at least 20,000 ft. into the night sky. The six lights mimic strings of an imaginary guitar neck.