Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood
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The purpose in enjoying a vacation is to leave with a big smile on your face and knowing that everything you put into it worked out and then some. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, beautifully located in southern Florida, will make sure that you have that sort of experience to a degree that goes beyond your wildest expectations. Here’s why.

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Hollywood, Florida is an interesting place to visit, especially for someone who is used to the frigid weather of New York City. It’s a vibrant, fun and energetic town with the humidity and warmth hitting you like a sack of bricks the instant you exit the airport (that’s a good thing, mind you). One of its most treasured belongings that is located within it is The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, which is an enchanting and wonderful place to stay at should you find yourself in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area.

It’s hard to figure out a starting place when it comes to describing why this hotel is worth every adjective in the book from fun to exciting and more. Their newest expansion called The Guitar Hotel, a space that has hosted A-list celebrities like Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Lopez within months of opening, is one of the many parts of The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood worth checking out.

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For any Manhattanites out there, I have one thing to say — you can’t find this kind of place in NYC. Sure, we have our cute boutique hotels and all of that but its like comparing being scrunched up with two annoying people next to you on an airplane compared to having a very roomy trip. You realize just how big this place is the minute you walk through the doors where its colorful atmosphere can be seen throughout. That’s just the beginning. Trust me. It gets so much better.

The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood provides something for everyone, no matter what their speed. If you are looking for a more relaxing vibe, they have you covered. Case in point: a cabana inside their very own Bora Bora. Part of the design within this fabulous place is an area that resembles the international island to an absolute tee. Here, you will find an assortment of cabanas floating above an absolutely wonderful swimming pool where you are served a bevy of delicious food and drink as you take in the gorgeous rays. Even better, you don’t have to be a guest to enjoy this! It is one of the best parts of the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood and something that is a true gem of what a hotel can provide for its guests.

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But wait… there’s so much more. If you are a gambler then you’ve come to the right place. The casino part of the hotel is seemingly endless as you whisk yourself a space that has every type of game known to man. There is a huge poker room inside where the serious gamers throw down.

Hard Rock Live, which provides the best of the best in entertainment, is also within walking distance of the slots, games and more at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. Here, you will dance and party the night away while big guests, like The Who and Gladys Knight for instance, take to the stage to give you a performance you’ll never forget.

Shop til you drop time! The purpose of going on vacation most of the time is to head out of your hotel for everything from food, drink, and shopping, but you don’t have to when it comes to this magical establishment. Right outside the casino you will find a bevy of wonderful stores that have incredible swag located right inside of them. Diamonds, a caviar bar and so much more await you while there, so make sure you save a couple of extra dollars for that something special to bring home after you check out.

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Let’s not forget the most important part of any trip: the food! They have you covered for all meals and provide every type of cuisine you can imagine that even the fussiest of eaters will keep their mouths shut. Abiaka, for one, is swank personified as they treat you to mouthwatering plate after plate of the best surf and turf options South Florida can provide. Rise will wake you up with their assortment of breakfast options that are the definition of the word scrumptious. If you are into more of a bar/lounge kind of vibe, however, then Oculus Bar (located right when you walk inside) will do the trick. Here you will sip on some delicious cocktails as you unwind from your busy day of doing everything else at The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood.

Two more things to cover: nightlife and relaxation. Daer Dayclub and Nightclub are the places to see and be seen if you are into the whole nightlife thing. Here is where some of the best DJ’s in the world put their spin on things by providing hours of the most amazing music for you to enjoy.

Don’t forget to unwind during your time there as The Rock Spa & Salon (located on the 3rd floor) will have you feeling rejuvenated with its variety of services from facials to massages and more.

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Bottom line: you can’t go wrong with The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. It’s simply divine and I recommend any and all Manhattanites giving it a try in the upcoming months and beyond. More information can be found here.