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We've already told you about one big rock star touch at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Fla.--the free WiFi. But during a recent stay in this sprawling casino hotel just outside of Fort Lauderdale, we discovered a few more rock star amenities that got us amped up.
Of course, these room items shouldn't come as a surprise from a Hard Rock Hotel, where the entire guest experience revolves around music. Yet after a few not-so-good experiences at the Hard Rock in Vegas, the Seminole Hard Rock has restored our faith in the entire rock n' roll hotel concept. And best of all, none of these rock star touches involve loud music or wild parties. Well, not if you don't want them to.
Keep reading to see how the room is a-rocking at the Seminole Hard Rock
While Hard Rock Hotels might be the perfect place to party, it's not a brand that we usually associate with free WiFi. Typically, it's an additional charge or folded into a resort fee.
But lo and behold, when we signed on to the network at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida, this is what greeted us:
Hard Rock Unplugged: Free Wireless Internet Access for Our Guests
Party on! For us, working nerds anyways.
In the mood for a quickie tonight at the Seminole Hard Rock? The property is actually sold out this weekend (weekends are typically sold-out at this resort.) But a deluxe room is available on Monday for $189 a night and there's no resort fee. Rocking.
We'll have more on the other rock star touches at the Seminole Hard Rock for you next week.
Last year, Entourage star Johnny Drama—sorry, Kevin Dillon—hosted the big-game weekend festivities at the sister property in Tampa. This year, while there'll be celebs and players galore, the focus is on the flesh. The week leading up to the game on February 7 is awash with bikini babes—there's a pool party featuring a fashion show by the Kardashians' boutique Dash, the Lingerie Bowl, and Penthouse Magazine's Super Party. Oh, and ladies, we almost forgot! For you—Jamie Foxx.
Hold up, check it out:
The Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (in Florida) is offering up a Fergalicious package in conjunction with Fergie's performance at Hard Rock Live on September 26th, and you should be linin' down the block just to watch what [they] got:
· Three nights in a Hard Rock Hotel Suite (valid September 24 - 28th)
· A bottle of champagne
· VIP Access for two to Fergie's Hard Rock "Ambassadors of Rock" show (cause the beat that she's bangin' is delicious)
· Two 60 minute massages (after you be up in the gym just workin' on your fitness)
· Dinner for two at Council Oak Steakhouse (t-t-t-tasty, tasty)
· VIP Access to a private celebration at Hard Rock Cafe hosted by Fergie (don't be comin' to her, callin' her Stacy).
The three night package will run you $5000 - but 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital. D to the E to the L-I-C-I-O-U-S...okay, and we're done.
Speaking of Rock Packages...
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. is offering a package to celebrate two rock and royalty idols coming to the property.
Eric Clapton, whose guitar was the first piece of rock memorabilia the Hard Rock chain ever acquired, will be performing at the hotel on May 5th. This is during the same time that Princess Diana's famous dresses will be on display at the hotel.
The the hotel's package combines VIP tickets to the concert and VIP tickets to a preview of the Princess Diana Dresses exhibit. And there's more:
Also included in the package is two-nights deluxe accommodation, round-trip Rolls Royce airport transfers, a welcome bottle of Cristal champagne, and dinner for two at the Hard Rock Hotels' famed Council Oak steakhouse.
Also poolside, guests will have cabana accommodations with butler service. The package is good for May 4-6th (only) and is priced at $5,000.
Other Hard Rock Hotels to scope out:
· Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas: Just avoid the Rehab party by the pool. Unless you're into public displays of sex.
· Hard Rock Hotel San Diego: Get a whiff of Mary Jane...the coffee shop on the ground floor.
· Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa: The largest casino in Florida, just stay away from angry Apprentices.
· Hard Rock Biloxi: Eric Clapton's famous guitar flew in for the hotel's reopening after Hurricane Katrina on 7-7-07.
James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco and some of the rest of the Sopranos cast chose (i.e. were paid) to watch the series finale of their hit show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fl. Ironically, this is where Anna Nicole Smith died thus ending, in a way, her own show.
However you want to interpret the show's ending**, the series is over and the cast celebrated its passing with a bang.
The elaborate dinner, featuring a cocktail area which re-created scenes from the program, huge overhead screens to show the final episode, and special touches like a cannoli tree for deserts and cakes decorated with bullets and guns, was off limits to the average fans, but that didn't stop people from lining up to catch a glimpse of the stars on the red carpet.
We just hope they didn't serve the manigott next to the recreated scene of Phil Leotardo's last moments.
**Since we're from New Jersey we feel obligated to weigh in on the finale here with a few words: Tony Soprano gets whacked in the end, because the show starts and ends with Tony and when Tony ends, the show ends, capisce? We're sure there is some fancy shcmancy literary way to interpret the finale but this is how we run "this thing of ours."
· Sopranos' Swan Song Goes To South Florida [CBS5]
· Anna Nicole Smith Dies at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel [HotelChatter]
· Tony Soprano Whacks the Marriott Smoking Ban [HotelChatter]
There's not much here to report except for the fact that, according to reports, Anna Nicole Smith collapsed and died at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida earlier today.
Paramedics were called and performed CPR on the tragic blonde, in addition to inserting a tube in her mouth. Paramedics were seen pumping her chest as she was taken from the hotel.
Streets as far as three miles from the hotel were closed off during the commotion.
Not much else to say except it appears to be a sad end to a tumultuous life.
· It's Official: Anna Nicole Smith is dead [Perez Hilton]
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Know somewhere with open hotel rooms or kick-ass hotel parties for Super Bowl weekend in Miami? Tip us off.
The Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Fla is about 20 minutes away from the Super Bowl's Dolphin Stadium and about 40 minutes away from South Beach. And unlike an airport hotel in Miami, rooms here are less than $700 a night, but not by much. We found rooms available on Friday night for $349 but which then jump up to $509 for Saturday and Sunday.
Aside from being close to the action and having hotel rooms available the Seminole Hard Rock is hosting a slew of Super Bowl parties this week. Tonight is the premiere event with a full-length concert by Prince at Hard Rock Live. Starting at 8pm, Prince (who is the featured performer for the Super Bowl's halftime show) will be performing all his greatest hits like "When Doves Cry" "1999 and "Purple Rain." Come to think of it, we are not sure we know any "new" Prince songs. Either way, tickets range from $100-$400 and are available through Ticketmaster.com, as are all the events at the Hard Rock.
More on the Seminole Hard Rock Super Bowl Parties after the jump.