See The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood’s Plans For A Guitar-Shaped Hotel Tower, Private Guest Villas
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino might get even bigger.
On Monday, Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman James Billie met with Florida Gov. Rick Scott at the Hollywood property, where he unveiled renderings for a $1.8 billion expansion plan that would add an 800-room guitar-shaped hotel, new restaurants, a second swimming pool and new pool bar to the resort.
The plan also includes additions to the Seminole Hard Rock Tampa: a second hotel tower with 500 rooms, a new lobby bar, helipad, five retail stores, and new dining and meeting spaces.
Together, the projects are expected to bring 19,500 jobs to Florida—about 4,800 of them permanent.
The plans are contingent on the Florida Legislature’s approval of a new gaming compact.
In December, Scott and the Seminole Tribe came to an agreement on a proposal that would expand gambling options in the state. For one, the compact would give the tribe the green light for live table games, such as roulette and craps, at its seven casinos in Florida.
In exchange, the state would be on the receiving end of a $3 billion revenue sharing deal that would be paid over seven years of the 20-year agreement period.
The expansion at the Hollywood property would bring the total number of hotel rooms to 1,273 and include, among other things, the addition of a new Italian restaurant, Asian restaurant, dessert shop, buffet, nightclub, private guest villas, and a renovation of the Hard Rock Cafe.
Take a look at some of the other renderings, below:
(Photos courtesy Seminole Tribe of Florida)
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the cost of the expansion plans. It will cost $1.8 billion.