Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa took the wraps off its new High Limit Slots Room and renovated Rock Spa.
Comedian, actress, host and best-selling author Jenny McCarthy, who has a daily radio show on Sirius XM, “Dirty Sexy Funny with Jenny McCarthy” and new show “Donnie Loves Jenny” airing on A&E beginning in early January, helped unveil the new venues during a private event where she was the guest of honor on hand for the first ceremonial slot spin.
During the ceremony, the property donated $10,000 to McCarthy’s charity of choice, Generation Rescue, from the slot spin winnings. Generation Rescue is the leading national organization that provides hope, information and immediate treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders.
High Limit Slots Room
Created by the visionary interior designer Laurence Lee, the all new High Limit Slots Room is designed to be sensual, elegant, and luxurious - the ultimate world-class gaming experience.
Mr. Lee’s personal trademark of combining global elements into a seamless space is seen throughout the posh area which includes finishes like custom-patterned imported stone from Italy and Spain, laser cut bronze ceilings, solid onyx basins in the restrooms, custom Swarovski® crystal chandeliers, Macassar ebony wood and wool carpet also customized for Seminole Hard Rock.
The lavish details are only a small part of the ultimate experience in high limit gaming.
The room is open 24 hours with a dedicated team of 250 hand-picked casino team members to provide the utmost attentive service. Guests will find that the service and privacy of this room were created with them in mind at every touch point.
The new High Limit Slots Room is tripled in size from the previous version covering 13,736 square feet with 213 slot machines.
The High Limit area offers slot machines with single bets up to $1,000 and offers a secure, private entrance with amenities such as private salons and butler-style personalized service which includes food and beverage delivery.
Laurence Lee, with Laurence Lee Associates in Los Angeles, also helped open the property’s front desk area, Floyd’s, Lobby Bar, ballroom, Food Court, Fresh Harvest and Council Oak Steaks & Seafood.
Having directed Laurence Lee Associates for more than 30 years, Lee offers a specialization in hotel and resort architecture. The company has been involved with such high-profile projects as the Darling Tower at The Star Hotel & Casino in Sydney, Australia, the Water Club at the Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, N.J. and the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Detroit.
More Zeppelin than Zen, the “new” Rock Spa covers 5,782 square feet; more than double the size of the previous version. It includes an all-new hair and nail salon and features the most luxurious products and services currently trending in the industry.
Rock Spa® also offers Hard Rock’s recently introduced “Rhythm & Motion,” the world’s first fully immersive music-centric spa menu utilizing amplified vibrations, pressures and patterns as the foundation of its treatments. This groundbreaking experience will take guests on a rhythmic massage journey.
A couples shower/massage room has been added with features such as a large multi-body spray/jetted shower for two, double massage beds and a new “wet room” treatment room with full height marble walls, mirror and glass mosaic tile that will accommodate specialty treatments.
The men’s and women’s locker rooms were lavished with improvements made to the pools and steam rooms.
Salon services include hair for both men and women; waxing; facials; facial add-ons, beauty, massage, body treatments, nails and nails add-ons. Many of the services are named after prominent rock songs like “Forever Young” (facial); “If I Could Turn Back Time” (facial add-on); “Solid as a Rock” (massage); “Walk This Way” (pedicure); and “Pour Some Sugar on Me” (body treatment).
Food and drinks are also available with a menu featuring international cold lunch selections and domestic cold lunch selections.
The Rock Spa was designed by Cleo Design out of Las Vegas. Led by Principals Ann Fleming and Ken Kulas, Cleo Design has produced some of the biggest gaming design projects conceptualized this decade. It has been ranked in Interior Design Magazine’s Top 75 hospitality giants for eight years.