Topped out: Hard Rock Hollywood hoists final guitar tower girder
The $1.5 billion expansion underway at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood celebrated a milestone Monday with a “topping out” of its 450-foot high guitar-shaped tower.
That is, the final steel beam was ceremonially hoisted and set atop the tower. It will bring 638 new guest rooms and suites.
“The beam itself was transported to the Seminole Tribe’s Brighton, Immokalee, Big Cypress and Hollywood Reservations over the past month to allow members of the Tribal community throughout Florida the chance to sign it as a way to share in the celebration,” the company, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, said in a press release. “The onsite construction teams also had the opportunity to leave their signatures on the beam.”
Slated for a fall 2019 opening, the entire project “adds hotel rooms, gaming space, dining and nightlife outlets, a full service spa, three distinct pool experiences, a new retail promenade, a 6,500-seat Hard Rock Live entertainment venue and meeting and convention space to the existing property footprint.”
“A vision has truly become a reality as we place this final beam atop this iconic landmark,” Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International, said