How many times while we travel do we stop in front of the Hard Rock Cafe and we want to buy a t-shirt that somehow testifies to our passage in that city? And how many of you know that the Hard Rock Café is actually part of a larger complex, a chain of luxury hotels?
The Hard Rock chain has just opened its latest hotel and resort: the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood which is located in South Florida, in Hollywood, the homonymous location to the Californian one.
This project is part of a $2.2 billion investment in two new “Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos”.
The special feature of this hotel is the shape of the guitar, which is a symbol and distinctive sign of the chain.
The building is externally made of sheets of glass, a special feature of this design is the presence of six illuminated “tubes” representing the strings of an imaginary guitar neck. These are made with LEDs that light up in the evening and are programmed to change color and intensity following the rhythm of the music during the shows. In addition, the six fixed, high-power beams of light are projected at 20,000 feet into the night sky.
The Guitar Hotel is 450 meters high and has a 13.5-hectare swimming pool, a lagoon for water sports and a concert hall that can accommodate up to 7,000 spectators. There is also a family-friendly reservoir, a rooftop bar on the top floor of the hotel that allows guests to enjoy the Florida skyline and sunsets, a lounge area and 14 restaurants, as well as shops, large conference facilities and a casino with 3,000 slot machines and 228 gaming tables.
The 122-meter-high guitar body houses the rooms, while those who want maximum comfort and privacy will have access to several villas of different sizes with personal butler service and private pool. The rooms and suites combine natural stone surfaces with interwoven textures. The guest bathrooms, which include an open view of the showers/bathtubs in the bedroom, are made of natural stone through custom workmanship.
A real gem welcomes guests: the golden piano that once belonged to Elvis Presley.
The inauguration it’s been last October, 25th and it was attended by many famous people, including the American band of Maroon Five who performed in a concert reserved to the guests and guests of the hotel.
If you’re passing through, the resort is located at 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 15 minutes from the beaches of Fort Lauderdale and 30 minutes from Miami and its airport.
Texy by Anna Cardaci