Bo Guidry has been named president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. In his new role, Guidry will be responsible for all operations and management of the integrated resort, which will debut its $1.5 billion expansion on Thursday, Oct. 24. Guidry replaces Auggie Cipollini, who has been promoted to the position of president of Seminole Hard Rock Support Services.
Guidry was most recently senior vice president and general manager of Horseshoe Council Bluffs and Harrah’s Council Bluffs Hotel & Casino, both located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. With a combined team of 1,200 employees, the two casino complexes were owned and operated by Caesars Entertainment Corporation.
Guidry managed the two casinos in Council Bluffs for 10 years and was responsible for strategic direction and daily operations. During that time, he also managed Mid-America Center for the City of Council Bluffs. Mid-America Center is an arena and convention center complex.
He previously was vice president of operations and assistant general manager for what was then Harrah’s Casino St. Louis, located in Maryland Heights, Missouri. He also held the positions there of vice president of casino operations and vice president of food & beverage / hotel operations.
Guidry worked in food and beverage departments at casinos in Atlantic City, NJ, Lake Tahoe, NV and at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV. He began his career in food and beverage at the Hilton New Orleans.
A Louisiana native, Guidry received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans.
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. It isa world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination that features a AAA Four Diamond-rated, 465 room luxury hotel; expansive gaming offerings including first-in-class slots, high-stakes table games and South Florida’s premier poker room; spa and fitness center; award-winning dining and nightlife; and the popular Hard Rock Event Center which hosts celebrity performances, comedy acts and sporting events. A $1.5 billion expansion slated to open October, 2019, will bring 638 new, luxury guestrooms to the first-ever, guitar-shaped Guitar Hotel and 168 upscale guest accommodations, including unique swim-up suites, in the adjacent Oasis Tower at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. Upon completion, the property will have a combined total of 1,271 rooms. The project will also unveil a lush, “Bora Bora” style lagoon with private cabanas and butler service; a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa®; a 13.5 acre recreational water experience for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding; 19 dining outlets and 20 bars and lounges; an expansive gaming floor housing 3,100 slots, 193 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 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 SeminoleReservation 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 www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, call 800-937-0010 or follow us:Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.