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Posted on February 26, 2010 | Tags:
Tax season is once again upon us and many taxpayers will be in serious need of a break as the discouraging deadline approaches. In order to provide guests with some much-needed tax relief, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has introduced two unique packages for a limited time - EFFEN Taxes! and Rock a Return - that making living like a rock star even more affordable no matter what their 1040 says.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Tax Relief packages include the following:

  • EFFEN Taxes! Package – Taxes can be the ultimate buzz kill so Hard Rock Hotel
    is helping take the edge off two ways. First the hotel will pay room tax as well as tax on breakfast for two at the hotel’s retro-chic diner Maryjane’s. In addition to tax relief, each guest will receive a complimentary EFFEN Vodka cocktail at Maryjane’s.  Rates start at ($199).
  • Rock a Return Package – File this.  For those who seek the immediate gratification of a quick return, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is offering a $50 return per night of stay – in the form of a hotel credit to be used at the hotel outlets of the guest’s choice including Maryjane’s, the luxurious Rock Spa, or the property’s acclaimed hotspots Float and 207 bars. Guests will receive a floating credit of $50 per night of stay up to $200. Rates start at $224.

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s EFFEN Taxes! and Rock a Return packages are available from April 9 to April 30, 2010, subject to availability. Certain blackout dates apply.  Rock a Return credit must be used during the stay and taxes, service charges and gratuities are additional.  To book Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s tax relief packages, please visit www.hardrockhotelsd.com or call 888-593-6177 and use Promo Code: EFFEN or Promo Code: RETURN.

Posted on February 11, 2010 | Tags:

(Biloxi, MS) February 9, 2010 - Hard Rock team members from around the world gathered for the 2009 Leadership Conference in Orlando, FL this year. Leadership is utilized to cultivate brand awareness and announce winners of the 2009 Leadership Conference Awards in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments, dedication to their employees and more. This year the 2009 Property of the Year Award was awarded to Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi.

We are very pleased to announce that the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi has received the 2009 Property of the Year Award,” said Hamish Dodds, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hard Rock International.  “The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi excelled in all of the categories we take into consideration for this award including placing number one in overall guest satisfaction.  We are proud to appropriately reward the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi for all of their continued success.”

On hand to receive the award were Duncan McKenzie, President and General Manager; Karl Bulot, Senior Vice President of Non-Gaming Operations; Chris Kern, Director of Marketing; and Maria Johnson, Director of Human Resources.

It is the hard work, dedication and delivery of impeccable customer service that has brought Hard Rock Biloxi to the top award of 2009 Property of the Year,” said Duncan McKenzie, President and General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi.  “Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi is made up of a great team and we could not have done it without each and every one of them.”

The Property of the Year Award is based on overall customer service, property increased scores in service and hotel occupancy among other criteria. For Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi, this comes as an extreme honor and recognition of achievement. We will continue to show our dedication to the brand and our dedication to outstanding customer service.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 154 venues in 52 countries, including 127 cafes and 11 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Tulsa, Pattaya, Bali and Macau.  Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Penang, scheduled to open in 2009; Singapore in 2010; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2011; Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2012.  Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi is owned and operated by Premier Entertainment Biloxi, LLC.  The property features a Hard Rock Casino with 1200 slot machines, 50 table games and a poker room. The Rock Spa, an Aveda Concept Spa, offers services such as facials, massages, body wraps, and nails and Merge hair salon. Additional conveniences include fitness center, 12-story hotel with 318 rooms and suites,  unique beach pool with underwater music features, Rise, the lounge located on the 12th floor of the hotel, five restaurants including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Satisfaction Buffet, 24/7 Grille, Vibe Great Steaks & Seafood, and the Hard Rock Cafe. Hard Rock Live® accommodating over 1800 guests has already featured outstanding performers, concerts and events including our own 3 Doors Down, Kid Rock, Stevie Nicks, 38 Special, The Doobie Brothers, Styx, REO Speedwagon and many more. Retail shops include the Rock Shop, Taunt, Ben & Jerry’s, and Starbucks. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is located at 777 Beach Boulevard – Home of the Largest Jackpot in Mississippi Gaming History! For more information on Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Biloxi, visit www.hardrockbiloxi.com.

Posted on February 03, 2010 | Tags:

Orlando, Florida, January 26, 2010 - Hard Rock International proudly announces the opening of Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. Launched with a ceremonial lion dance and ribbon-cutting, the luxurious, 360-room hotel is part of Resorts World Sentosa, a US $4.4 billion resort destination on Sentosa Island.

Opened in January 2010, the 49-hectare Resorts World Sentosa is Singapore’s first integrated family resort destination, complete with Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, the world’s largest Marine Life Park, six unique hotels offering 1,800 rooms, more than 60 dining outlets and a casino.

Hard Rock properties offer stylish and contemporary design, unparalleled service and the thread that unites them all – music. The properties are situated in resort destinations with unique character and tourist appeal as well as in urban gateway cities. Hard Rock Hotels cater to the evolving and distinctive needs of today’s experienced, modern travelers, who seek a reprieve from traditional, predictable properties, whether for business or leisure travel.

The highly anticipated Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is a welcome addition to the Hard Rock Hotel portfolio,” says Hamish Dodds, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hard Rock International.  “This development and our relationship with Genting Group and Resorts World complement Hard Rock Hotel’s expansion strategy in premier locations worldwide, and will serve as a perfect backdrop for the continued growth of Hard Rock’s portfolio.

The Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, a nearly $223 million venture, is one of six unique destination hotels at Resorts World Sentosa, which include Festive Hotel, Crockfords Tower, Hotel Michael, Equarius Hotel and Spa Villas. The hotel offers 360 keys (including nine suites and 351 rooms), modern conference facilities with 26 meeting rooms and Asia's largest column-free ballrooms with seating for 7,300 guests. Featuring the latest in audio-visual equipment, the ballroom will be an ideal venue for concerts, seminars, performances and banquets and can be further subdivided into smaller ballrooms or separate conference halls for more intimate affairs. The Rock Pool, a quintessential Hard Rock element, is a focal area for both music and relaxation, as well as a social gathering place.

The Hard Rock Hotel guest rooms incorporate Hard Rock’s tradition of providing luxury, quality service and amenities with a distinctive music edge. A retreat for chic jet-setters, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is also the perfect family destination.  Deluxe twin rooms can accommodate up to five guests, with an extra pull-out bed for kids.

The hotel offers destination dining venues and high-energy bar locations providing both locals and hotel guests a place to see and be seen. Starz Restaurant, a stylish modern restaurant designed in contemporary style, offers a relaxing al fresco dining area overlooking the Rock Pool. Inspired by the healthy and energetic lifestyle of Singapore, the restaurant’s buffet-style dining with live cooking stations complements an A la Carte menu with the culinary flavors of Morocco, Europe, Middle East and Australia. The Rock Bar, located on the second level of the hotel, is a trendy lounge and bar complete with a DJ spinning rock and techno music. The menu features a selection of premium wines, liquors and champagnes, as well as Hard Rock’s famous cocktails. Finally, the award-winning Rang Mahal Group’s latest dining concept of Indian cuisine is housed at the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. With the dining mood and decor inspired by the colorful celebrations of India using vivid colors and ethnic Indian instruments, the stylish restaurant pays tribute to “a celebration of Indian cuisine” with its menu highlighting classical Indian favorites as well as new, trendy dishes that embody the new generation of fusion flavors.

Chief Executive Officer of Resorts World Sentosa, Mr. Tan Hee Teck said, “We are excited to welcome our guests to the renowned Hard Rock Hotel in Singapore. As a family destination with two of Asia’s largest attractions, Universal Studios Singapore and the Marine Life Park, we believe that Hard Rock Hotel adds not only sizzle to our appeal, but excitement to accommodation options in the region.’’  

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is excited about the opening of our newest Hard Rock development in Southeast Asia,” noted Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International. “It’s a testament to the brand that we have such incredible strategic partners and ample opportunity for global growth in emerging locations.

About Hard Rock International

With a total of 162 venues in 52 countries, including 130 cafes and 13 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang and Singapore.  Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Punta Cana, scheduled to open in 2010; Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Atlanta, Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com.  For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

About Resorts World Sentosa
Slated to be one of the world’s most exciting family destinations, Resorts World Sentosa is a collection of six hotels and attractions with fun-filled offerings for the entire family. Taking pride of place on Singapore’s Sentosa island and spanning 49 hectares, this S$6.59 billion (US$4.4 billion) destination will be home to Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, the world’s largest Marine Life Park, a destination spa – ESPA and a designer casino decked with exciting gaming opportunities.  Six unique hotels complemented by creative meeting facilities, world-class shows and public entertainment, as well as celebrity dining and shopping options at FestiveWalk complete the experience. Resorts World at Sentosa began its phase opening with four hotels, on 20 January 2010.

Posted on February 03, 2010 | Tags:

If you have stayed at a couple of different Hard Rock Hotels you might have noticed that while they all definitely feel like a Hard Rock, there are some differences too. Some are buzzing urban hubs. Others are laid back and focused on the pool and beach. And you might have observed that a few have colorful tables with people sitting at them holding playing cards. They don't just feel different, they sound different, too.

Hot on the heels of its introduction, we're excited to bring you the second volumes of The Sound Of Your Stay, Hard Rock's complimentary music program. At check-in, you will be given a code redeemable at iTunes to download one of three distinct ten-song playlists: City, Sun, and Players. Each list represents a different side to the Hard Rock Hotel personality, whether it is a classic track from an iconic artist or the latest blast from the global underground. So check-in, check it out, and explore. This is the The Sound of Your Stay.

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