Would you like to stay in a 130-m tall guitar?

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If your answer is yes, we have some good news for you! A more than 130 meters tall, guitar-shaped hotel is just about to be built in Florida.

The tallest guitar shaped building

The huge new tower is inspired by a guitar (By Dmoore5556 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=69776382)

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A rather unique architectural project is now on track, as they started to build the huge, guitar-shaped hotel in Hollywood (Florida) as part of the already operating Hard Rock Hotel. Soon as the building got its permission back in 2017, the future owners celebrated it with a huge ceremony... The permissions of the planned hotel were welcomed with a monumental party - including live guitar music and fireworks.

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The new, guitar-shaped tower is scheduled to open in mid-2019, and will include 806 guestrooms and suites in total, with another 168 rooms and suites planned in a seven-story tower near the pool complex. This means the original hotel (opened in 2004) will have 1264 rooms altogether soon as the project is completed.

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The planned new tower will be 137 meters (450 feet) tall, with a 3800 m2 floor area, which will make it the largest guitar-shaped building in the world. Not that it has many opponents, but it's still an impressive achievement...

Beside the new rooms, the expansion will contain a huge casino with 178 table games and 3,267 slot machines. The unique collection of some music-related artifacts and objects exhibited at the hotel are quite probable to serve as another fantastic attraction. These, paired with a 40,000 m2 pool complex will surely give the experience of utmost luxury.

Although the masterminds behind the project started making their plans in 2007, the construction phase could only start a decade later, in 2017. By now, the 1,5-billion-dollar hotel is almost ready, and is expected to open in 2019.

Anita Diós

August 2018