No, your eyes aren't deceiving you—beginning October 2019, you'll be able to stay inside a 450-foot-tall guitar-shaped hotel that looks out over a massive 4.5-acre lagoon-style pool. The South Florida hotel was designed to look like two back-to-back guitars and has floor-to-ceiling glass panes running the length of the building. If you were looking for a reason to plan a vacation, this is it.
The very prominent new addition to Florida's skyline is part of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. While the space has been open since the early 2000s, this $1.5 billion-renovation—yep, that's billion with a B—is making it even more of a tourist destination.
Similar to the Palms Resort and Casino's recent revamp, this overhaul expanded the Hard Rock's casino space, restaurant and beverage options, and pool area. When the expansion is complete this fall, the destination will include a total of 16 restaurants and 20 bars for visitors to dine and drink at, three hotel towers to stay in, a luxury spa and a massive casino with more than 100 tables and thousands of slots. In short, visitors won't run out of things to do.
On the restaurant side, there's steak and seafood; Japanese, Vietnamese and Chinese food; diner-inspired eats; poolside fare; and more. For drinks, there's a little of everything—find wine, cocktails, and beer at restaurants, upscale lounges, and poolside bars, or head to the new day club or nightclub to see performers like Maroon 5. Day club visitors looking for a VIP experience can rent bungalows with private pools, too.
While the guitar-shaped hotel officially opens October 25, room reservations can be made starting July 24.
In more exciting news, Maroon 5 is headlining the location's opening weekend events. Adam Levine and his band will be performing at the hotel's grand opening of Hard Rock Live, a new 6,500-seat venue that features state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment, clamshell-style seating, and cocktail lounge. Ticket sales for the concert have not yet been announced.
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