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Posted on December 23, 2005 | Tags:
Belo Horizonte, Brazil, December 19, 2005 - Belo Horizonte will be rocking on December 23 when the world's newest Hard Rock Cafe opens its doors at Rua Senador Milton Campos, 155 / Nova Lima - MG. Hard Rock Cafe Belo Horizonte, the second Hard Rock location in Brazil, offers great American food in a rock 'n' roll atmosphere and showcases hundreds of priceless items from Hard Rock's world-famous memorabilia collection.

The 1,750-square-foot, 400-seat cafe features Hard Rock's outstanding menu, collectible merchandise and world-famous memorabilia collection, including items representing contemporary stars such as U2 and Rollling Stones as well as items from rock legends including a blue denim shirt worn by Elvis in the late 60s and a red cotton jumpsuit worn onstage by Stevie Nicks.

"Belo Horizonte is a leading cultural center in Brazil, boasting excitement and diversity, as well as a rich musical history," said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO, Hard Rock International. "Hard Rock Cafe perfectly complements all that this great city has to offer, and we're thrilled to have two Hard Rock locations in the beautiful country of Brazil."

With a grand opening celebration slated for February 2006, Hard Rock Cafe Belo Horizonte will keep fans rockin' with live concerts and special performances, on a stage displaying a red and white convertible car lovingly restored by Paulinho, band member of J Quest, one of Brazil's most popular rock groups. The cafe also features a DJ booth, where fans will be able to enjoy hits from local and national Brazilian bands regularly.

Other notable pieces of memorabilia on display at Hard Rock Cafe Belo Horizonte include a pair of Bono's "Alien" sunglasses, signed by the members of U2 on each lens, a black silk kimono worn by Madonna as a dressing gown during her last two tours and a pink womens corset worn by John Lennon.

About Hard Rock International
With 123 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and 13 Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in more than 41 countries, 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. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by The Rank Group Plc (RNK.L). For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com .
Posted on December 09, 2005 | Tags:
First Hard Rock Cafe Opens in Norway
OSLO, NORWAY, December 9, 2005 Oslo, Norway will be transformed into a rock-star capital on December 12 when the world's latest Hard Rock Cafe opens its doors at 11:30a.m. in the Karl Johansgate 45. Hard Rock Cafe Oslo, the brand's entry into the country, will offer its guests great American food in a rock 'n' roll atmosphere and showcase hundreds of priceless items from Hard Rocks world-famous memorabilia collection.

To celebrate the opening of the new cafe, Hard Rock will host a grand opening party, scheduled for January, which will go down in Norways history. To kick off the celebration, Hard Rock Cafe Oslo will hold a guitar smash, the brand's signature opening tradition, followed by an event boasting several live acts and performances.

The three-floor, 220-seat cafe features Hard Rock's outstanding menu, collectible merchandise and world-renowned memorabilia collection, including items representing contemporary stars, such as Madonna and No Doubt, as well as priceless pieces from some of rock's greatest legends, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Rolling Stones.

"Oslo has an outstanding reputation, boasting a pulsating city center, broad music history and diverse culture," said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO, Hard Rock International. "We are thrilled that Hard Rock is making its entrance into this beautiful and vibrant country."

Hard Rock Cafe Oslo will also feature a stage area, which is ideal for live concerts, and a DJ booth, where the areas best will be able to rock the turntables all night long. The cafe will accommodate corporate events, parties, promotional events and other festivities.

Fans will also be able to experience music history with the memorabilia that adorns the walls of Hard Rock Cafe Oslo, including a vest worn by the legendary rocker Jimi Hendrix, a flannel shirt worn by Kurt Cobain, a handwritten letter by John Lennon and a brown suede jacket worn by Bono of U2. The Oslo cafe's memorabilia collection also pays tribute to Norway's rich musical history, showcasing items from AHA and other Norwegian greats.

About Hard Rock International
With 122 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and 13 Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in more than 41 countries, 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. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by The Rank Group Plc (RNK.L). For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com .
Posted on December 02, 2005 | Tags:
Playa del Ingles, Gran Canaria, December 2, 2005 - Playa del Ingles-Gran Canaria will be rocking on December 2 when the world's newest Hard Rock Cafe opens its doors at 12 noon in the Avda Alfereces Provisionales 29, Edificio Buenos Aires 35100 Playa del Ingles. Hard Rock Cafe Gran Canaria is the world's 121st Hard Rock, offering its guests great American food in a rock 'n' roll atmosphere.

The 13,993 square-foot, 380 seat cafe features Hard Rock's outstanding menu, collectible merchandise and world-famous memorabilia collection, including items representing stars such as Elton John's black leather jacket, worn on the inside sleeve of his album "Madman Across the Water" as well as items from rock legends, including Keith Richard's long-sleeve navy shirt from the Rolling Stones' "Voodoo Lounge" Tour.

"Offering 365 days of sun and a rocking nightlife, Playa del Ingles-Gran Canaria has become a global hot spot and one of the world's most exciting cities," said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO of Hard Rock Cafe International. "The timing for a Hard Rock Cafe in Playa del Ingles-Gran Canaria is perfect, and we're thrilled to open a third Hard Rock location in Spain."

In addition to the memorabilia, Hard Rock Cafe Gran Canaria features a stage that will keep guests rocking with music from local and national acts. The Cafe also accommodates corporate events, private parties and other rental opportunities.

Other notable pieces of memorabilia on display at Hard Rock Cafe Gran Canaria include a Duran Duran guitar, which was part of the first annual "Rock the Cure" celebrity guitar auction and a Richie Sambora guitar, used by the Bon Jovi guitarist during the "Bounce" tour.

About Hard Rock International
With 121 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and 13 Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in more than 40 countries, 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. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by The Rank Group Plc (NASDAQ: RANKY). For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com .
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