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The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

By Gregory Mottola | From Top 25 Cigars Of The Year, January/February 2020
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
You might think that the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel would land in a place like Nashville or Las Vegas or maybe somewhere near the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame. Instead, this spectacle rises 450 feet into the sky from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood—that’s Hollywood, Florida, not Tinseltown. The colossal guitar not only holds 638 new hotel rooms, but is part of Hard Rock’s $1.5 billion expansion that includes lagoon-like pool areas, 150,000 square feet of gambling, and a gleaming marble promenade lined with boutique retail shops. Dining, as you’d expect, runs the gamut from high-end restaurants to more approachable, casual fare. Smoking is …
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