Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Debuts Art Deco Inspired Casino Space
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TAMPA, Fla. (April 25, 2017) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has opened its new high-end Art Deco inspired, Mezzanine Level Casino.
The venue is over 26,000 square feet and offers 500 of the newest slot machines featuring the latest technology, 15 live-action table games including Blackjack, Double Deck Blackjack, 3 Card Poker, Casino War, Ultimate Texas Hold ‘em and Crazy 4 Poker.
“We’re enthusiastic about opening this new casino space, which is just one of the expansion projects scheduled for this property,” said Joe Lupo, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s President. “We certainly want the Tampa Bay community to come out and experience this first-class facility that our incredible team has been working diligently on for several months.”
Wimberly Interiors, considered one of the world’s leading design consultants in the hospitality industry, created the Mezzanine Level Casino utilizing an Art Deco inspiration.
The new space contains approximately 14,000-square-feet of Italian marble which is meant to highlight the natural beauty of the Italian stone throughout the Mezzanine Level Casino, while providing a luxurious atmosphere for guests.
The lighting in the new venue is meant to exude elegance and class with the various chandeliers that are reminiscent of an Art Deco flapper dress, a style known for high energy and spirits.
The opening of the Mezzanine Level Casino precedes a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 28, for the property’s new Orient Road Garage. To coincide with a car giveaway at the end of the month, a 2018 Audi® A5 will “drive through” the ribbon.
The new 700-space parking garage will allow for easy access from Hillsborough Avenue and Orient Road.
The Orient Road Garage will have a walkway into the Mezzanine Level Casino where guests can take a self-guided memorabilia “rock walk” tour, which will showcase over 100 of Seminole Hard Rock Tampa’s prized memorabilia pieces, including new items from artists such Beyoncé, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Nicks, Bon Jovi, Nicki Minaj and many more.
WATG is one of the world’s leading integrated design firms and ranked as 2nd in the world among hotel architectural firms. WATG’s interior design firm, Wimberly Interiors, was ranked 10th by Interior Design Magazine in their 2016 Hospitality Giants survey. In 2016, WATG and Wimberly Interiors designed over 200 projects in 46 countries on six continents on behalf of distinguished brands such as Disney, St. Regis, Rosewood, Fairmont, Belmond, W Hotels, Nobu, Viceroy, Atlantis, Hard Rock, Ritz-Carlton and Four Seasons. Since the firm’s inception in Hawaii in 1945, WATG has grown to offer integrated design services comprising strategy, planning, architecture, landscape, and interiors for urban, tourism and resort destinations. WATG and Wimberly Interiors have offices in Irvine, Beverly Hills, Seattle, Chicago, New York, London, Miami, Istanbul, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai and Honolulu, and are best known for creating internationally acclaimed destinations in 160 countries across six continents. WATG’s projects are renowned not only for their design and sense of place but also for their bottom-line success.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the property is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world. Located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa, the casino features high stakes table games, thousands of the hottest slot machines as well as a smoke free slots area offering 250 popular games. Additionally, there is a new state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables. The hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and offers six award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, including the fine dining venue Council Oak Steaks & Seafood. The only place to rock one’s body and soul, Rock Spa® is also available along with a plethora of VIP services. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
About Hard Rock International
With venues in 74 countries, including 174 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Valencia, Innsbruck, Yangon and Chengdu. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Abu Dhabi, Atlanta, Berlin, Dubai, London, Los Cabos, New York City, and Shenzhen, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.