Orlando, Fla. – May 2, 2013 – Hard Rock International, in collaboration with Bayshore Capital, announces plans for a Hard Rock Hotel in Daytona Beach, bringing the legendary Hard Rock vibe to one of Florida’s greatest vacation destinations. Expected to debut in 2016, in sync with the running of the 58th Annual Daytona 500, the beachfront site will be the largest in the market, currently slated to feature 250 hotel rooms, 100 condominium units with access to all hotel amenities and a signature Hard Rock Cafe.“The city and county have been working hand-in-hand to rejuvenate the city of Daytona Beach, and we’re thrilled Hard Rock and Bayshore Capital have chosen ‘The World’s Most Famous Beach’ as its newest location for expansion,” said Derrick Henry, Mayor of Daytona Beach. “The synergies between Daytona Beach and Hard Rock are limitless, and we cannot wait for the brand to open the Hotel and Cafe.”“The gorgeous beach, hot cars, bikes, great hospitality and the sound of rock ‘n’ roll music together will celebrate Daytona Beach’s resurgence,” said Henry Wolfond, chairman and ceo, Bayshore Capital. “We feel privileged to be a part of this development and look forward to its opening around the 2016 Daytona 500.”
West Springfield, Mass. – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England – the proposed entertainment destination resort casino located on the Eastern States Exposition campus – is thrilled to share social media website details. The project’s social media website and blog will serve as an outlet for West Springfield and area residents to stay abreast of updates and news, while having the ability to learn and ask questions regarding the development. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England leaders are excited to receive community feedback and believe social media outlets are the perfect place to connect.
“We look forward to engaging with the residents and businesses of Western Massachusetts through social media,” states Tim Maland, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino New England. “It’s important to immerse ourselves in the culture of West Springfield, be a good neighbor to the area and communicate our strategies and goals to the local residents. Social media helps us take our engagement one step further.”
Orlando, Fla. – Feb. 6, 2013 – Hard Rock International – with hotel locations from Bali to Cancun, San Diego to Singapore and Chicago to Macau – announces plans to open Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs in Fall 2013, bringing the legendary Hard Rock vibe to one of Southern California’s hottest vacation destinations. Hard Rock International, in collaboration with Kittridge Hotel Management, will transform the former Hotel Zoso into an enviable hotel destination, reflecting the famed Hard Rock brand in a city known for its year-round sunshine, clear skies and endless activities.
“We’re thrilled to bring the Hard Rock experience to this world-renowned city and are very pleased with our new relationship with Kittridge Hotels,” said Nelson Parker, head of development in the Americas for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. “Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will serve as an iconic entertainment and leisure destination and, true to the Hard Rock brand, will be a hot spot for musicians, celebrities and our valued Hard Rock fans.”
Orlando, Fla. Jan. 11, 2013 -- Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most recognized, iconic brands – announced today their submittal of an application and a $400,000 non-refundable application fee to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission for the development of HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO NEW ENGLAND to be located in West Springfield, Mass., on the campus of Eastern States Exposition (ESE). The single-phased resort property would be created on a dedicated 38-acre area of the ESE’s eastern parcel, as a keystone enhancement to the largest, most popular visitor destination in the region.“We’re thrilled to be working with ESE, who brings years of experience in the entertainment business and the most desired location to our company and brand. With 38 acres to develop, the project allows us to build today and grow tomorrow,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. “We’re proud to announce this project and concurrently submit our application. We are confident that together, with ESE, the Town of West Springfield and neighboring Western Massachusetts communities, the new resort will positively impact the State’s economy and redefine the entertainment experience in Massachusetts.”
Orlando, Fla. – Hard Rock International – with hotel locations from Bali and San Diego to Singapore and Macau – announces two Hard Rock Hotels in Shenzhen and Haikou, targeted to open in 2015 in collaboration with Mission Hills Group, the world’s leading golf brand and driving force behind China’s sports and leisure industry. The 280-room Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen and 250-room Hard Rock Hotel Haikou will feature Hard Rock’s famed rock ‘n’ roll design elements, as well as guest amenities inspired by its music roots, while seamlessly fusing with the stylistic elements of Mission Hills and the surrounding landscape. “The expansion of Hard Rock Hotels into China is a momentous event,” said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO of Hard Rock International. “We couldn’t ask for a better partner than Mission Hills and are excited to share Hard Rock Hotel’s unique style and attitude with a Chinese population thirsting for new entertainment experiences.”
The Hard Rock Hotel team had a great kickoff to the Sound Of Your Stay music lounge at the Cedar Door in Austin during SXSW. The house was hopping all day as our guests not only got to catch a slew of kick-ass artists, but also got to experience Hard Rock Hotel’s The Sound Of Your Stay amenities.
The Sound Of Your Stay™ is our free all-encompassing music amenity program that gives every guest access to experiences you can’t get anywhere else. picks. is our Fender guitar "room service” boasting a menu of 20 electric guitars to choose from and jam out on. tracks. is a 15-song curated playlist that serves as a sonic guide for your Hard Rock Hotel stay and beyond.
Day 1 artists included:
The Hood Internet (DJ SET)
Mike Nouveau (DJ Set)
DJ Mia Moretti & Caitlin Moe
The Knocks (DJ Set)
RAC (DJ Set)
Semi Precious Weapons
The fun starts all over again at 12:30p CST with The Heavy kicking things off.
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Check out some photos of the action right here.
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. Introduced in 2009, The Sound Of Your Stay, Hard Rock's complimentary music program, now enters into its next phase with the release of Sound Of Your Stay Vol. 3! At check-in, you will be given a code redeemable at iTunes to download one of three distinct ten-song playlists: Players, City, and Sun (Curated by Perez Hilton!). 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 Sound of Your Stay.