It’s been over a year in the making, but all the changes at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa are nearing completion. It was announced today that throughout the summer many of the expansion efforts will be done, including new hotel rooms that will be available for resort stays in mid-July. The Grand Opening in Tampa is scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 2019. The Seminole Tribe of Florida, which owns Hard Rock International and operates Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa as part of its hugely successful Seminole Gaming business.

The $700 million expansion includes a new 14-story hotel tower with 562 guest rooms and suites, three ultra-lavish pools and extensive gaming space.  Opening soon will be a new Rock Spa® & Salon, new food and beverage options, retail stores, Hard Rock Event Center and a new entrance area.

Get ready to soak up the sun at the expanded pools and deck areas that will feature 20 cabanas, 700 lounges and daybeds, two DJ booths and more. When complete there will be 5,000 slots, 179 tables and a state-of-the-art poker room with 46 poker tables at the casino. For the ultimate VIP experience, a high floor of the new hotel tower will feature a private gaming parlor for VIP guests, with an exclusive check-in and private elevators to rock star suites.

Continuing to elevate its music and entertainment programming, a Hard Rock Event Center with seating for 2,000 guests is set to open on the second level of the casino complex. A companion 17,000-square-foot grand ballroom will host conventions, trade shows, private events, large-scale poker tournaments and concerts, including 60 major entertainment acts each year.

The Rock Spa® & Salon will feature 13 treatment rooms, including a Rhythm & Motion room, Hammam, and two VIP suites, plus a hair and nail salon, barber shop, and co-ed aqua lounge.

Upon completion, there will be a total of 14 restaurants and bars to satisfy any palate. Constant Grind, a casual sit down or grab and go hot spot for coffee, gelato, pastries, and more will open along with the Pool Bar & Grill, an upbeat, full service restaurant with pool views. A new Italian fine dining concept will also be added. An upscale wine and spirits experience will join the retail offerings at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, presenting the opportunity to enjoy wine by the glass and sample featured wines available for purchase.  Additional retail shops opening will feature jewelry, cosmetics, and men’s and women’s fashions.

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