The enormous guitar hotel tower at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood will open next week as planned.
The October 24 opening will continue as scheduled despite Saturday’s collapse in New Orleans of a Hard Rock hotel, which will be managed by Hard Rock International when it is completed. Two construction workers died in the collapse and one remains missing, according to Nola.com. The cause of the collapse has not yet been determined.
Hard Rock International said it was not involved in the New Orleans hotel’s construction, which was being done by Citadel Builders LLC.
“Hard Rock has had no involvement in the construction of the project. We want to extend our deepest sympathies to victims of this tragic accident and to their loved ones and friends,” the company said.
The South Florida Hard Rock hotel complex is owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which also owns Hard Rock International. The property underwent a $1.5 billion expansion to include the guitar tower, which will have 638 rooms, and the adjacent seven-story tower, which will have 168. The existing hotel has 465, bringing the grand total post-expansion to 1,271 rooms.
An earlier version of this story misstated Hard Rock International’s involvement in the New Orleans Hard Rock hotel. The company has a licensing agreement and future management contract for the hotel.