Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Expansion & Renovation

Hollywood, FL


The $1.5 billion expansion of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino-Hollywood showcases the award-winning, design-assist specialty building capabilities of KHS&S with spectacular interior, exterior and themed scopes on display.

When guests initially glimpse the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., they’re mesmerized by the neon-lit, 36-story guitar-shaped hotel dominating the skyline. That’s just the opening act for what they’ll find inside the entertainment mega-complex where pop culture, art and rock-in-roll blend with architecture and design to wow the senses.

Complementing the 450-foot high Guitar Hotel are a state-of-the-art Hard Rock Live performance venue for 7,000 persons, an expanded and updated casino with 195,000 square feet of gaming space, a 13.5-acre pool and lagoon experience with overwater cabanas, an ultra-luxury spa and fitness center that spans 42,000 square feet, the extensive DAER nightclub and dayclub complex, more than two dozen innovative dining, lounge and entertainment options, a collection of high-end retail stores and more than 150,000 square feet of meeting space.

Bidding, preconstruction and construction on the project spanned four years, during which KHS&S delivered multiple scopes on multiple venues within the project.


  • Design-Assist
  • BIM
  • Interior metal framing
  • Interior drywall installation and finishing
  • Exterior drywall
  • EIFS
  • Acoustical ceilings
  • GFRG
  • Radius wood trusses
  • Wood cladding
  • Themed plaster
  • Exterior cladding
  • Engineered ceiling structures and ornamentation
  • Multiple domes and architectural features
  • 3M film
  • Multiple light coves
  • Prefabricated ceiling structures and elements
  • Exterior metal panels
  • Waterproofing
  • Water feature, including wet walls, transparent columns, glazing, waterproofing


  • Lobby entrance oculus
  • Hard Rock Live
  • Casino center bar
  • Poolside cabanas
  • Pool pavilion and restaurant
  • Pool promenade geometrical ceiling
  • Hotel & casino ceilings
  • Hotel lobby and lobby bar
  • High limit gaming room
  • Spa
  • Night and day clubs
  • Northeast porto cochere
  • Council Oak restaurant
  • Meeting rooms
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