WHAT:Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando's Velvet Sessions lobby concert series continues in May with Starship featuring Mickey Thomas performing their hits "We Built This City," "It's Not Over Till It's Over," "Sara," "Nothing's Going To Stop Us Now" and more.Velvet Sessions is Hard Rock Hotel’s special rock 'n' roll cocktail party and lobby concert held the last Thursday of the month (January through October). Log onto VelvetSessions.com to buy your tickets and receive monthly updates on who’s playing.A Velvet Sessions ticket includes: FREE specialty drinks, finger foods and warm-up tunes from 6:30 pm until show time, cash bars and live band from show time onward and complimentary valet parking*. Plus, after the show, a DJ plays tunes in Velvet Bar until 1:00 am.Velvet Sessions is a 21 and older event.
Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock International – with locations from Bali and San Diego to Singapore and Macau – announces new corporate executive positions, including Josh Littman as director of development in EMEA, Eddie Lynn as director of operations for Hard Rock Casinos, and Sal Rivera as regional director of operations in Latin America. In preparation for the upcoming global expansion of Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, the new executives will contribute to developing, managing and successfully delivering the brand’s iconic experiences. “Hard Rock International’s strategy of expansion into Latin America, Europe and Mexico demands a dynamic, experienced executive team,” said Michael Shindler, executive vice president of Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. “We look forward to growing our talented Hard Rock team and delivering our brand promise of inspired, irreverent and authentic experiences.”
Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock International – with locations from Bali to San Diego, Singapore to Macau – announces Jess Jorge Chavez-Muñoz as the new casino general manager at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, located on Macao Beach in the Dominican Republic, and representing Hard Rock’s first all-inclusive Hotel & Casino, as well as the largest casino in the country.Chavez-Muñoz will be responsible for overall administration and backstage direction of the casino, partnering with both Hard Rock and hotel executives to develop and execute plans, as well as manage the Hard Rock’s renowned vibe throughout the casino. As the new general manager, he will provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure successful operations, and is responsible for meeting and advancing the company’s vibrant mission and objectives.
Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock International – with locations from Bali and San Diego to Singapore and Macau – announces the opening of its first hotel in Latin America -- Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, located in the heart of Panama’s most scenic, elegant area of the Capital City, Balboa Avenue. In collaboration with Megapolis Investment Group and Decameron Group, the 66-floor hotel opened its first phase on April 16, 2012, featuring 500 rooms of its more than 1,400 total rooms.“Hard Rock International is very pleased with its collaboration between Megapolis Investment Group and Decameron,” said Michael Shindler, executive vice president of Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. “The hotel will become an icon among the Panama skyline, and with support and ongoing cooperation, it will deliver the renowned Hard Rock vibe to the market and serve as a beacon for the entire Hard Rock brand.”
Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock International – with locations from Bali and San Diego to Singapore and Macau – is excited to announce plans for a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Aruba. The government of Aruba selected Southwest Horeca Development, through an RFP process, to build the 310-room, beachfront Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, marking the initial step toward the development process. Upon opening, Hard Rock would manage the day-to-day operations of the property. While plans are in advanced stages, finalized contracts and financing details are still pending.
“With our strategy of expansion into the Caribbean, including Punta Cana and Central America with Mexico and Panama, Hard Rock International is excited to pursue a collaboration with Southwest Horeca Development in Aruba,” said Michael Shindler, executive vice president of Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. “With the continued support and cooperation of the Government of Aruba, we look forward to bringing a fresh, vibrant hotel and casino to this prime tourism destination.”