The Seminole Tribe of Florida has named Bo Guidry as the president on its under development Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood.

In the role Guidry is to be responsible for all operations and management of the integrated resort, that is set to debut its $1.5bn expansion on Thursday 24 October, replacing Auggie Cipollini, who has been promoted to the position of president of Seminole Hard Rock support services.

Most recently Guidry was senior vice president and general manager of the Caesars Entertainment Corporation owned Horseshoe Casino Council Bluffs and Harrah’s Council Bluffs, both located in the same Iowa city and boasting a combined 1,200 workforce.

Managing the two entities for ten years Guidry was responsible for strategic direction and daily operations, at a time when he also managed Mid-America Center, an arena and convention centre complex, for the city of Council Bluffs. 

Further experience came as vice president of operations and assistant general manager for what was then Harrah’s Casino St Louis, located in Maryland Heights, Missouri, where he also held the position of vice president of casino operations and vice president of food, beverage and hotel operations, as well in various departments across Atlantic City, New Jersey, Lake Tahoe and Nevada, including the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood is to feature the world’s first guitar hotel and casino complex, which stretches 450 feet into the air.

Boasting 1,271 guest suites and six illuminated guitar strings on each side of the tower, 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.