October 30, 2020

Seminole Hard Rock and Its Guitar Hotel Win Top Global Gaming Awards

Seminole Hard Rock wins Land-Based Operator of the Year Award

Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood wins Property of the Year Award

Seminole Hard Rock and its Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood won two top honors at the Global Gaming Awards 2020 held in conjunction with G2E in Las Vegas.  This year’s virtual ceremony marked the seventh annual Global Gaming Awards program.

Seminole Hard Rock scored top honors as Land-Based Operator of the Year, winning the first-place award over nine other finalists, all leading casino operators from around the world.  In addition, the Guitar Hotel at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood won first place as Property of the Year.  Seminole Hard Rock opened the $1.5 billion Guitar Hotel expansion of its flagship Hard Rock branded integrated resort a little more than one year ago.

Commenting on the awards, Chairman of Hard Rock International and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen said, “We’re excited about the acknowledgment and on behalf of our 50,000 employees around the world, we sincerely appreciate it, especially with so many great companies being considered.”

The Land-Based Operator of the Year Award recognizes the achievements of casino operators who have not only excelled in terms of financial performance, but also led the industry in innovation and enhancement over the past 12 months.  It honors the company that has gone above and beyond to create the best possible customer experience.

Allen was also a finalist in the American Executive of the Year category of the Global Gaming Awards.  Regarding the Guitar Hotel winning the Property of the Year Award, Allen said, “It’s an amazing project and there’s no other building like it in the world.  We’re happy with its early results.”

This year, Hard Rock International was named a finalist for the Responsible Company of the Year and Online Casino Awards.  As part of the 2018 Global Gaming Awards, Hard Rock International also earned the title of Land-Based Operator of the Year.

According to organizers of the Global Gaming Awards, the program has become the most trusted awards in the gaming industry and has gained respect among industry heavyweights, making the ceremony a must-attend event that traditionally kicks off G2E Las Vegas.  The Global Gaming Awards are organized by leading B2B gaming publication, Gambling Insider, in association with G2E, with 100 esteemed industry leaders as judges and the awards process managed by KPMG.

About Hard Rock®

With venues in over 70 countries spanning 248 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes – Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia at more than 83,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2020, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity and one of the world’s top-performing hotel brands in the J.D. Power’s 2020 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the second consecutive year.  In 2019 and 2020, Hard Rock was named Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women and also in 2019, one of America’s Best Large Employers.  Hard Rock destinations are located in the world’s greatest international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, where its headquarters are located. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit or

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. This world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination unveiled a $1.5 billion expansion on Oct. 24, 2019.  New offerings include 638 upscale guestrooms in the first-ever Guitar Hotel, 168 luxury guestrooms and unique swim-up suites in the adjacent Oasis Tower at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, and 465 newly redesigned guestrooms in Hard Rock Hotel for a combined room count of 1,271 throughout the resort. Additional amenities include the lush, “Bora Bora” style lagoon with private cabanas and butler service; a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon; a 13.5-acre recreational water experience for swimming, kayaking and paddleboarding; 19 dining outlets and 20 bars and lounges; an expansive gaming floor with 3,100 slots, 195 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space including a 38,000 square-foot, carpeted exhibition hall; and The Shoppes at the Guitar Hotel, a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. The highly anticipated Hard Rock Live entertainment venue with a 7,000-person capacity, will showcase A-list entertainers, comedy acts, Broadway performances, sporting events and live broadcast productions. The integrated resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441), and is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. For more information, visit us online at, call 800-937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly