After investing around $720 million on a massive expansion project, the Seminole Tribe of Florida who owns and operates the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino facility situated in Tampa, Florida decided to bring the latest changes with plenty of fanfare. The facility’s grand opening including its casino floor started with smashing massive guitars followed by daredevils on wires and a great celebration party for the facility’s grand opening.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida which owns and operates this luxurious facility is one of the federally recognized tribes based in the state of Florida. Prior to entering the land-based casino market, the Seminole Tribe of Florida established a high-stakes bingo room and several smoke shops back in 1975. Its bingo room became one of the very first facilities of this kind owned by a federally recognized tribe.
When it comes to the tribe’s most popular gaming endeavor, it is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Florida which opened its doors back in 2004. This massive gaming and hotel complex is situated on the tribe’s Tampa Reservation property which sits east of Tampa on Interstate 4.
The Sixth-Largest Casino in the World
The massive casino floor which covers around 190,000 square foot is actually the sixth-largest casino in the world. Since its opening date back in 2004, it has been expanded several times. Today, it includes loads of memorabilia related to the world of rock and roll such as musical instruments. There are multiple screens placed in the area which displays rock videos. Visitors can also check songs’ lyrics which are neatly displayed on the facility’s walls.
Among many services which it offers, the facility also includes a massive tour bus parking alongside food courts, dining areas, bars, and coffee shops. Besides its casino floor, The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino also includes a massive, twelve-story tower, a fitness center, pool, three garages with many popular restaurants including Council Oak Steak House, The Rise Deli, Rock and Raw sushi place, The Fresh Harvest food court, JuBao Noodle Palace and other.
The facility’s Hard Rock Café hosts amazing live stage performances. Then, other facilities included are the Rain Maker gift shop, Seminole Smoke Shop, Hard Rock Store alongside multiple bars situated around the massive casino floor. Moreover, visitors can find loads of musical memorabilia throughout the entire complex alongside other interesting features which just add to the overall excitement of visiting this place.
Celebrating the Grand Opening
The latest expansion of this luxurious facility deserved a great grand opening and for this event, the Seminole Tribe of Florida went all out. On the night of the grand opening, Nik Wallenda who is a skywalker entertained the public as he alongside his mother took to the skies to walk a high suspended wire between the property’s new and old towers. The event also included smashing guitars along with a dancing routine performed by awesome Light Balance troupe.
This event also brought together several celebrities who walked a grandiose red carpet which was also set. Some of the bigger names which attended the event include Christie Brinkley, Nicole Kidman, and Keith Urban. Today, this property accumulates over $1 billion in gross revenues.
The brand itself includes more than 45,000 employees across the world at two hundred and fifty-four properties. In terms of profitability, this venue enjoys the biggest success and reputation in North America. The latest expansion to the facility took more than two years to be completed. Today, the casino floor covers a massive area of 245,000 square feet. It is packed with more than two hundred table games and five thousand slot machines.