It’s all fun and games as it was announced today that Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa plans nearly a $700 million expansion making the Tampa location one largest casinos in America. The centerpiece of the expansion includes a new 15-story hotel with 564 rooms and suites. Once the new tower is complete, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will have nearly 800 guest rooms, including 79 new suites. For VIP high rollers, the top floor of the new hotel will feature a private gaming parlor for VIP guests, with exclusive check in and private elevators to the rock star suites.


Plans are underway for three new outdoor swimming pools with a new outdoor Pool Grille bar and restaurant with 120 seats. For those that love to be pampered, a new Rock Spa & Salon will open in the new tower offering luxurious services. Next fall, a new Italian restaurant will open to create a fine dining trifecta along with Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and The Rez Grill.

To showcase concerts, conventions, trade shows and private events, the property will be constructing a 30,000-sq. ft. Seminole Hard Rock Event Center to elevate music and entertainment programming. Six new retail shops will join the existing two retail outlets.

As one of Tampa Bay’s largest employers, the expansion creates even more opportunities for the nearly 3,500 employees. “Our team members are the backbone of our operation, and we value their attention to detail and focus on guest care,” said Joe Lupo, President of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. “In addition to enhancing our guest experience and offering a premiere resort entertainment destination, this expansion will offer more growth opportunities for our team members.”

The expansion creates a true entertainment destination that will include over 5,000 slot machines and 200 gaming tables and offer the largest variety of slot machines in the nation. Get ready for an even bigger and better casino in Tampa Bay when the expansion is complete in mid-2019.

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