The Seminole (Guitar) Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is one of the most incredible buildings in Florida. This guitar-shaped hotel designed by Klai Juba Wald Architecture + Interiors is 450 feet (122 meters) high and it’s covered with a facade of neon lights, being the first with that shape in the world.
Located in Hollywood, Florida, The Guitar Hotel is part of a broader development with an estimated cost of $1.5 billion. The same combines the concept of luxury accommodation with restaurants, entertainment area and several impressive outdoor pools. However, the aspect that stands out the most about this construction is its facade.
Defined by its creators as a digital sculpture, the luminous screen is capable of presenting a multitude of visual effects and presentations. The project that is being implemented by float4 and DCL (Design Communications Ltd), uses 2.3 million LED lights, video and laser mapping.
A hotel tailor-made for music
By having Hard Rock, which equals music and entertainment, as the motto of the brand, building one of their hotels in the shape of a guitar was something to be expected. However, the creators wished to portray in it the strength and impact of a musical show. Therefore, the front of the guitar serves both as a screen and stage for the musical performances that will be made in its facilities.
During a show, each v-stick will light up with different colors, speeds, patterns and directions, depending on the sequence. The strings of the guitar that extend to the pinnacle of the building, will then illuminate the night sky thanks to the canyons of light located on the roof, which can be seen from miles away, and that will turn the Seminole into the lighthouse of entertainment in this area of Florida.
On the inside the space is comfortable. The handles of the rooms are shape like guitars and guests will walk on carpets that simulate the big events of showbusiness.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a complex in expansion that includes 19 restaurants, 20 bars, shops, nightclubs, and a spa. The 34-level hotel also has the basic standard amenities, such as room service, flat-screen TVs, and free guitar rental for guests who want to feel like rock stars during their stay.
But in addition to the 450-foot hotel shaped like a guitar -equipped with floor-to-ceiling glass panels- the Hard Rock also added the Oasis Tower, which offers 168 additional rooms along with suites by the pool. In short, this is an architectural structure custom made for rock and its fans.