STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Owners of the new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Lake Tahoe say thousands of people crowded onto the property for their much-anticipated grand opening in Stateline.
Wednesday night's celebration included the smashing of an ice guitar at the hotel-casino with a rock n' roll theme.
The developers spent about $60 million to renovate the former Horizon hotel-casino that sits next to Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
The 25,000-square foot property includes more than 500 remodeled rooms and will employ about 500 people.
Hundreds of pieces of memorabilia line the walls of the hotel lobby, restaurants, bars and casino floor. They include a beat up guitar from Green Day and clothes from the Rolling Stones' Ronnie Wood.
The grand opening celebration runs through the weekend.