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Posted on May 22, 2013 | Tags: , , , , , ,

West Springfield, Mass. – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England shares findings from a report released today by Pro Forma Advisors, LLC – a world-class expert in economic analysis and research for the hospitality and entertainment industries. The report details findings of an Economic Impact Study to officials from the Town of West Springfield as part of an ongoing review of a potential casino resort development in the community. It speaks to a number of economic benefits to West Springfield and the region, from job creation and payroll, to expenditures of goods and services and projected construction employment.

Highlights of the Economic Impact Study include:
(*direct, indirect and induced jobs)

  • Job creation* projected at 3,500 permanent jobs in Hampden County; 2,700+ construction jobs
  • Employee earnings more than $173 million in Hampden County
  • Total direct facility expenditures at $270 million annually
  • Average employee compensation at $50,000
  • Sales, hotel and income taxes will boost revenue to state and host community by nearly $12 million – beyond gaming and property tax benefits
  • Big benefit for local tourism economy
Posted on April 25, 2013 | Tags: ,

Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most recognized and iconic brands – announces today it has entered into a long-term agreement with New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC. As part of this agreement, Hard Rock will make an equity investment in New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC, which extends to any projected future developments at the racetrack.

Hard Rock International has a long standing relationship and strong fan base in the state of New Jersey and we will continue to strengthen our presence through this collaboration with New Meadowlands Racetrack LLC,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. “Our company welcomes this opportunity and looks forward to leveraging our brand to potentially expand the region’s gaming offerings and sports betting through this alliance. We also believe this investment would sit comfortably alongside potential projects in the future, such as Atlantic City, in the event we establish a viable long-term entry plan for the market.

Posted on January 22, 2013 | Tags: , ,

Orlando, Fla. – Jan. 22, 2013 – Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most recognized, iconic brands – announces the first ever “Rocksino,” its newest gaming brand, to be located in Northfield, Ohio at Northfield Park racetrack. Construction of Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park began on Dec. 30, 2012. Expected to open in December 2013, the Rocksino will stay true to Cleveland’s musical history as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, by offering the legendary vibe of the Hard Rock brand.

Hard Rock is committed to building the premier entertainment and gaming destination in the area. We want to bring something special to a region so rich in music history and are proud this location will launch the ‘Rocksino’ brand,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. “With more than 2,300 gaming devices, varied dining options and excellent live music events, the Rocksino is sure to become a the premiere entertainment and gaming destination in the Midwest.”

Posted on October 25, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock International – with hotel locations from Bali and San Diego to Singapore and Macau – announced the official grand opening of Hard Rock Hotel Cancun on Oct. 18 - 21, 2012, where guests enjoyed behind the velvet rope access to the legendary guitar smash and performances by the Grammy-Award winning Goo Goo Dolls and Grammy nominated, international rap sensation Flo Rida. To celebrate the opening of the third All Inclusive Collection resort in conjunction with Hard Rock International, located in the desirable leisure and vacation destination of Cancun, attendees experienced an all-access pass with three days of rockin’ music, memories and memorabilia. 

"We are extremely pleased with our collaboration with the All Inclusive Collection and look forward to continued success after the opening of the newest property in Cancun," said Michael Shindler, executive vice president of Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. "As the third all-inclusive Hard Rock property, in addition to Punta Cana and Vallarta, we're certain Hard Rock Hotel Cancun will exceed expectations through the high quality service, classic Hard Rock vibe and incredible value the reputable All Inclusive Collection brand will bring to the property.

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