Unique guitar-shaped hotel opens at Florida Seminole casino

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — It looks like the guitar Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page played. But this one is 450 feet (137 meters) tall and is a light-beam hotel that the Seminole Tribe wants to become South Florida's latest tourist destination.

The Guitar Hotel's grand opening is Thursday on the tribe's land in Hollywood. It's the latest step in the Seminole Hard Rock empire, which includes naming rights on the Miami-area stadium where the 2020 Super Bowl will be played.

It's a unique addition to South Florida's tourist landscape and no hotel is like it in the world. It has more than 600 rooms and at night, beams of light will mimic the strings of the guitar.

FILE - In this July 9, 2018, file photo, the new guitar tower is constructed as part of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP, File)


The $1.5 billion project also has a refurbished venue for concerts and other events, starting with Maroon 5 on Friday.