Casino Expansion Opens At Hard Rock, Guitar Tower Closer To Completion

A luxurious new wing of the casino floor has opened at the Hard Rock in Hollywood.

The Seminoles are spending $1.5 billion on an expansion that includes a 36-story, 549-foot in the shape of a guitar.

Eventually, the casino will nearly double in size, but only a portion of the expansion is now open.

In March, contractors said the guitar tower was on track for completion in August.

The Seminoles have said that giant light beams will be installed on the top of the guitar tower, which will be visible for miles around.

 

 

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Polo

Now, why can’t we have Genting in the former Herald site? Singapore has a Genting super casino complex, and it has NOT diminish Singapore business center.

Anonymous

I have been to the one in Singapore and it was simply amazing! I have not gambled a day in my life but there were so many things to do and the entertainment was incredible. People in charge in Miami are just idiots. Genting would have been a great addition to Downtown.

Anonymous

“Affluent and educated people visit casinos less often than poorer people – ”

What kind of radar or scanners do they have at these casinos in Las Vegas that reveals information like that on every person that steps through their doors?

Anonymous

A casino is a tax on people who failed high school statistics class. So is the lottery. It’s also why educated (and smart) people don’t gamble in a casino. If you wanna gamble, do it in the stock market… there you at least have a chance.

Who do you think payed for them to build those buildings, you gamblers did. And if you live around here, then unfortunately for the rest of us, your loss is the local economy’s loss too. Casinos are leeches and like such, make the areas around them more sick as they drain the life (read economy) away from it.

Anonymous

I’m taxed every time I go to the gas station which pays for free rides on trolleys and the metromover. So, is that to “a tax on people who failed high school statistics class?” Who do you think pays for freeways, free trolleys, and the free Metromover?.. the people who own cars and drive do.

A casino has to pay taxes, they offer other things to do in them than just gambling. I pay taxes, for example, the Melreese Golf Course, Club, Park (or whatever you wanna call it) and if I want to hit a golf ball there, I still have to pay to go in there and do it. And I don’t see what benefit the Melreese Golf Course has had on any of the neighborhoods surrounding it so your doom and gloom scare tactics don’t work on somebody like me.

Anonymous

One of the best comments I have read here in a long time.

Anonymous

One of the best reply’s I’ve ever seen here … thanks

Anonymous

Actually, they both make some good points despite being in disagreement with each other.

Anonymous

It is dishonest to compare a Destination Resort on the Biscayne Bay to a Casino.
The Genting project was drawn with a Marina, 4,000 hotel rooms & condos, 250k sq ft of retail, about 250k of meeting space and a massive waterfront ballroom.

The gaming floors were placed on the 3rd and 4th floors away from the waterfront, and away from the lobby.

It is dishonest to call the Genting Destination Resort a casino, just as it is to call the Carnival Horizon a casino.

Anonymous

Singapore is run by the Chinese mafia. Florida’s gaming industry is suppressed by Indians and The Mouse, as evident from the deliberately misleading Amendment 13 last year.

peej

As I’ve said before, the new Hard Rock Live will be the best addition to the property–its renders are shown in the 3rd image. A game-changer for concerts & shows in South Florida!

They’re also building an $80 Mil Nightclub w/ its own pool (elevated & separate from the main pools) to rival those in Vegas.

Anonymous

I heard about the nightclub, do you know what it will be called?

peej

No name yet, as it’s still in the process of being designed.

Anonymous

What are the options for someone who lives in downtown Miami to get the Hard Rock Casino without driving. Brightline?

Anonymous

Trirail and buses are the best way to get to Hard Rock without driving

Anonymous

Uber?

Anonymous

Bike lanes in the middle of the six-lane highway also known as 441.

Anonymous

Realistically, probably just Uber or Lyft. Any PubTrans will take hours since that place is so isolated in suburbia, plus our transit system isn’t so good (worse even in Broward than Dade I bet). Broward just isn’t conducive to life without a car.

Anonymous

To think we could have had something like this in the urban core.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, you right the Las Vegas strip is a really awful urban core, so nasty and dirty that no one ever goes there, the streets are empty and just plain awful, worse than Detroit and Baltimore. SMH.

Anonymous

And don’t forget, casinos also wrecked the local economy in Vegas.

Anonymous

That’s a 2014 article about Baltimore.
#1. They riot and burn down businesses in Baltimore.
#2. The gaming floors make up less than 5% of the project in Genting’s proposal.

Anonymous

You have a lot of people who relocated to and now live in Miami that don’t like and want ULTRA, they don’t like and want Urban Beach Week because they don’t like black people, they don’t like or want Spring Break because it has some black people mingling in the crowd, and they definitely don’t like and want casinos because too many people with these dinky little businesses have been frightened into believing casinos will put them out of business, plus over half the population have been mislead into thinking some kind of ferocious crime wave will strike the entire city because of even just ONE casino!

Face it, Miami is being ruled more and more by racist, old, retired and boring people who don’t like the flavor of young people and think the entire city should be some kind of suburban enclave for families like theirs and have entertainment that only they approve of.

Anonymous

Record tourist numbers this year suggest your argument (about old nimby’s destroying Miami I guess?) is completely wrong. Though I will be sad to see Ultra go, but I won’t miss a casino that’s not built.

Anonymous

I just love it when people who can’t read wants to argue. Were I say anything “about old nimby’s destroying Miami?” The record number of people visiting Miami in the last two years are exactly why we see these old nimby’s complaining. We see and hear about complaints made against ULTRA which you apparently disagree with because you don’t wanna see ULTRA leave but you don’t see your own hypocrisy about objections to casinos which you agree with.

Anonymous

People keep saying the government of Miami didn’t want Gent here. That’s not true because officials in Miami wanted it but the folks in Tallahassee is the hold up! Seminole as well as Disney all lobbied against it! When you get those two against anything 9 times out of 10 they will win the argument!

Anonymous

I paid for a portion of this expansion, thanks for placing a black square over my face in the pictures.

Afi K. James

I Will be back in florida soon and this casino as well.

Anonymous

Feel free to delay the Guitar opening.

Anonymous

Although those photos show a nice facility, doesnt live up to any newer facility in Vegas. Was hoping for better. Hopefully it is yet to come.

Anonymous

How could the newer Vegas interior designs top this interior design ?