You really have to see this new Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood to believe it. The $1.5 billion guitar-shaped behemoth includes 638 new luxury guest rooms and suites plus an oasis tower with another 168 guest rooms and suites.
This 36-story, 450-foot tall m’fer also boasts a 7,000-seat casino floor, a refurbished 6,500-seat venue for concerts and events, 13.5 acres of recreational waterscape including a private lagoon area, 120,000 square-feet of meeting and convention space, a 26,000 square-foot promenade filled with retail shops, and numerous night clubs.
And it’s shaped like a goddamn guitar… that lights up like something out of Guitar Hero when music is played.
The Hard Rock Hollywood Guitar Hotel held its grand opening over the weekend and a slew of celebrities were on hand including Morgan Freeman, Khloe Kardashian, Johnny Depp, Sofia Richie, Bella Thorne, Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Scott Disick, Jesse McCartney, Stipe Miocic, Jeremy Piven, Joe Manganiello, Tyler Cameron, Barbie Blank, and Joe Perry.
“We’re very thankful and we’re blessed to be in a position that we can provide the general welfare and the help and assistance that tribe members need,” said Marcellus Osceola, council chairman of the Seminole in Florida. “The dollars that we make here will make life a little bit easier for our members when they have health care issues or when they are trying to buy a car to transport themselves with their families.”
“A little bit easier…”
According to Forbes…
Today every man, woman and child in the tribe receives biweekly dividend payments totaling about $128,000 a year. Indeed, by the time a Seminole child today turns 18, she is already a multimillionaire, thanks to tribal trusts that prevent children or their parents from touching the funds until adulthood.
I will immediately be getting a DNA test to see if I am even one percent Seminole.
In the mean time, here are more pics from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood’s red carpet grand opening below.