Guitar-shaped hotel is latest themed project for Strip

Hard Rock International plans to build a guitar-shaped hotel along the Las Vegas Strip, a rende ...
Hard Rock International plans to build a guitar-shaped hotel along the Las Vegas Strip, a rende ...

Hard Rock International plans to build a guitar-shaped hotel along the Las Vegas Strip, a rendering of which is seen here. (Hard Rock International) ‘Condo king’ of Miami looks back on his days in Las Vegas Major homebuilder eyes townhouse project in Henderson In the spring of 1999, more than a year after “Titanic” made its big-screen debut, flamboyant casino figure Bob Stupak unveiled a big idea for Las Vegas.

His vision: build a Titanic-replica resort with 1,200 “cabins” and an “iceberg” retail area.

The plan, like the actual Titanic, sank. But it wouldn’t have been the first themed hotel structure proposed along Las Vegas Boulevard, and certainly was not the last. The latest such proposal was unveiled this week.

Hard Rock International announced Monday that it is buying The Mirage’s operations side from MGM Resorts International for more than $1 billion in cash. Through the deal, it said, it plans to build a guitar-shaped hotel tower on the Strip.

The purple-hued tower would feature six light beams shooting into the sky as if they were strings on a guitar neck, with the former Mirage, rebranded and remodeled as the Hard Rock, next to it, according to a rendering. This is a modal window.

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This video is currently unavailable.Themed resorts are nothing new to Las Vegas. But only in some cases are hotel buildings wholesale constructed to a theme, such as the pyramid-shaped Luxor and the skyline-designed New York-New York.Details to come laterAs for the guitar hotel […]

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