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Elvis Presley's gold leaf piano unveiled at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino

The new piano is part of the casino’s $700 million expansion project.

TAMPA, Fla. — Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino staff unveiled Elvis Presley’s iconic 24-karat golf leaf piano Thursday at its new entrance.

It is part of the casino’s $700 million expansion project.

The official grand opening is set for Oct. 3. The expansion includes a new 14-story hotel tower with 562 guestrooms and suites, three pools, a 2,000-seat event center, a gaming space, a new spa, food options and retail stores.

Presley played the grand piano inside a music room at his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee. He originally bought the piano for his mother in 1955 and installed it in his new home on Audobon Street. 

The piano was put into storage for 10 years after Presley's mother's death in 1958, until Priscilla Presley decided to adorn the piano in 24-karat gold-leaf finish as a Christmas gift, and in celebration of the couple's first wedding anniversary. 

Related: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to hire 1,200 people in Tampa

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