Announcing Newly Launched Feature: Seminole Tribe Tuesday

Photo courtesy of Joey Wright Photography When selecting the locations for the 2015 Hard Rock Girls calendar, it was only fitting to shoot it in a location that depicts the natural Seminole way of life. Each week we will share a story about the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the owners of Hard Rock International, for a newly launched feature #SeminoleTribeSaturday. The unique confluence of culture and circumstance which would become

The 2015 Hard Rock Girls Go Native at Big Cypress Reservation

Get your sunscreen out because the 2015 Hard Rock Girls are going native and it’s going to be hot. The four day photo shoot will be held in South Florida’s Billie Swamp Safari where various locales on the Big Cypress Reservation will be utilized.  The 20 beautiful girls will be shot in various areas such as: open fields, an old gator pit, an old Seminole Village, an old Seminole canoe,

10 Milestones in 10 Years at Hard Rock Tampa

Original Hard Rock building 2004 Tribe purchases Hard Rock International 2007 $120 Million Expansion 2007 Banked Card Games Compact signing –Jim & Governor Crist 2007 Las Vegas style slots debut 2008 30th anniversary of BINGO 2009    HRC Grand Opening-January  2011 Big Job Fair hiring 400 in 2012 $75 Million Expansion–January with Paula Abdul 2013 10th Anniversary-March 2014  

Get to Know Seminole Tribe of Florida Chairman James Billie

James E. Billie was born at a chimpanzee farm on the Dania Beach Cutoff Canal in 1943 and lived in several Seminole camps after the death of his mother, when he was nine years old.  He never knew his father. After attending Haskell Indian School in Lawrence, Kansas, Billie served in the Army in Vietnam.  He returned to Florida and began work for the Seminole Tribe of Florida in its