Guitars & bars: Messi's R22bn hotel retreat

Fame & Fortune

Lionel Messi is one of the richest footballers in the world and it is expected that he would enjoy his vacation at one of the most expensive hotels ever. Peep inside to see the incredible R22 billion hotel. 

What's the story? 

After a long 2020/21 campaign, Messi took to his Instagram account with 233 million followers, to show off pictures he took at the unique hotel. The Argentine and his family are currently enjoying their luxurious vacation at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Florida, which is popularly known as the world’s first guitar-shaped hotel.  

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What makes this hotel so special? 

The hotel costs 13 times as much as Cristiano Ronaldo’s one with an incredible value of R22 billion, mainly due to its design in the shape of a guitar. It also has reactive visual spectacles across more than 2.3 million LED light “pixels” on the hotel’s facade that makes the building change colours. 

The building has 1,271 amazing guest rooms and suites, including a lagoon-style pool, a 12,000-square-foot rooftop bar, a 7,000-seat concert venue, a luxury spa, a casino with 3,000 slot machines and over 200 table games. 

Scroll through the gallery above to see Messi's holiday hideout!

What is next for Messi? 

The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has been unemployed since June 30th and reports suggest that the 34-year-old has agreed to a five-year contract with Barcelona but as the Catalan Giants scramble to find the money to pay for his contract, he will be spending his earnings on a deserved vacation with his family. 

Did you know?  

Every time Messi scores a goal, his arms and eyes point automatically up to the sky, as if he were praying. In fact, he is not praying, but dedicating all of his goals to his grandmother, Celia Olivera Cuccittini, who passed away some years ago. 

Your thoughts, please? 

What do you think about this hotel? 

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