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The World’s First Guitar-Shaped Hotel Is Opening This Year

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A new, 35-story guitar-shaped hotel will open in south Florida this fall, and it’s sure to be a smash hit with music-loving travelers.

The Guitar Hotel at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, will stretch 450 feet into the sky, adding a little rock n’ roll spirit to the city’s skyline.

Want to slumber inside this behemoth guitar?

As the hotel officially announced on Twitter recently, you can start making reservations on July 24, but the hotel won’t open to the public until Oct. 24:

Although it may seem like October is a long way off, the hotel has already begun recruiting staff for its big opening in the fall.

An Instagram post revealed that there was already a job fair at the hotel on June 4, attracting hard rock hopefuls who long to work at the new Guitar Hotel:

Maroon 5, including frontman Adam Levine, will headline the opening, performing at an Oct. 25 concert in Hard Rock Live, the hotel’s new 6,500-seat venue.

Pre-sale tickets for the Maroon 5 show became available on May 30, according to a video posted by the hotel’s Instagram account:

The iconic guitar-shaped hotel tower is part of the resort and casino’s expansion, and it will bring an additional 638 rooms and suites to the complex.

Stretching 450 feet into the sky, the Instagram-worthy hotel will put on a show at night with its brightly lit strings.

The hotel will also boast floor-to-ceiling glass panes to let that famous Florida sunshine soak in.

Additional rooms, also worthy of rock stars, will be available in an Oasis Tower, which will boast swim-up suites.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

Music, of course, is a theme that’s threaded throughout the Hard Rock’s collection of hotels.

Through a “Sound of Your Stay” program, guests can, for example, borrow from a collection of Fender guitars and tune into guitar-playing lessons from the in-room TV.

A recent Instagram post promoted the program with a photo of a beautiful Fender guitar and the caption, “Time to unplug. Room-delivered @fender guitars let you relax in your own way. #soundofyourstay”

And one guest at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang showed how fun the Sound of Your Stay program could be, with an Instagram post declaring that with your in-room guitar, “[p]ower chords meet power moves”:

Unique to the Hollywood, Florida hotel, “The Oculus” will provide a free show incorporating choreographed sound, light and water elements.

How’s that for a rocking vacation?

As part of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino’s Hollywood expansion, a 13.5-acre lagoon-style pool will also be added, complete with waterfalls and swaying palm trees.

The expanse of water will be as long as three football fields so that guests can go canoeing and paddleboarding.

Plus, there will be Bora Bora-style overwater villas for a luxe experience, each equipped with personal plunge pools and butler service.

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