Seminole Tribe of Florida owned Hard Rock International has announced opening dates for the combined $2.2bn projects currently underway at its Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa and the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood properties.

It is the $1.5m development of the latter that individuals are most synonymous with, as the world’s first guitar hotel and casino complex, which stretches up 450 feet, gets set to debut on Thursday 24 October.

Featuring a guitar tower that boasts 1,271 guest suites and six illuminated guitar strings on each side, the integrated resort is to also contain an expanded casino floor of 195,000 square feet that includes more than 200 table games.

Furthermore, 3,100 of the latest slot machines and a new 45-table poker room are to also be included, as well as a high limit slots room, non-smoking slots room, and the exclusive Plum Lounge, an upscale enclave featuring a variety of VIP experiences for Seminole Hard Rock’s high-end players.

Upon its completion, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood will feature 19 restaurants, 20 bars and lounges, a new $125m 7,000 capacity Hard Rock Live venue, outdoor walkway, 13.5 acre pool and much more.

“The guitar tower will attract casino players and other visitors from throughout the country and around the world,” commented Jim Allen, Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO. “It will put South Florida on the map as a world-class gaming destination, and it will have a huge economic impact on Florida. The gaming industry will never be the same.”

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa’s expansion includes a new 14-story hotel tower with 562 guestrooms and suites, three “ultra-lavish” pools and extensive gaming space, with a grand opening set for Thursday 3 October.

The completed 245,000-square-foot casino includes an additional 1,000 slots and 41 table games throughout its new gaming spaces, bringing its total to 5,000 slots, 179 tables and a dedicated poker room with 46 tables.