Photos: Inside The Seminole Hard Rock’s $1.5 Billion Expansion, Including Guitar Hotel

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel officially opened their $1.5 billion Guitar Hotel expansion last week

At the entrance to the new hotel is the Oculus, which includes a light and water show choreographed to music surrounded by greenery.

The Guitar Hotel rises 450 feet, and includes 638 new guestrooms, bringing the total at the resort to 1,271 rooms.

A 13.5-acre “Bora Bora” pool and lagoon experience with overwater cabanas is in front of the new hotel, with swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. There is also a spa and fitness center spanning over 42,000 square feet, and more than 150,000 square feet of meeting space.

The resort now includes 19 food and beverage outlets, along with 20 bars and lounges, a DAER nightclub and dayclub complex, and a high-end shopping area.

Expansion of casino space brings the total to 3,100 slot machines, 193 table games and a 45-table poker room, with 195,000 square feet of gaming space.

A new Hard Rock Live performance venue can seat 7,000 people.

Every night at sunset, there will be a Sunset Light Show outside the Guitar Tower. Lights on the tower will be programmed to change color and intensity timed to music. Six fixed high-powered beams of light will project at least 20,000 feet into the night sky.