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Posted on August 27, 2008 | Tags:

Cool things are going down at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa. Check 'em out:

PROMOTIONS

END OF SUMMER SHELBY GIVEAWAY - Player's Club members may earn entries from 4:00am August 4 through 6:45pm Sept 1, 2008. On Monday, September 1st, participants will have a chance to win $500 every hour from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, followed by the grand prize drawings at 7:00pm for a Shelby Mustang value at $45,800 or a cash option of $30,000

FOOTBALL BUCKS - Player's Club members may earn entries into the random drawing on a weekly basis, August 27 - September 23, 2008, for a chance to win cash prizes ranging from $250 - $5,000. Drawings will be held from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, September 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2008.

WIN SOME WHEELS - Ultimate Tailgate Package - Player's Club members may earn entries on a weekly basis from 4:00am August 28 through 9:15pm September 24, 2008. Every Wednesday, participants will have a chance to win $1000 cash, every hour from 1:00pm to 9:00pm. There will be a grand prize drawing at 9:30pm for the ultimate tailgate package, consisting of a cooler, grill, two lawn chairs, and a Ford Sport Trac Adrenalin.

LIVE 2 RIDE GIVEAWAY - Player's Club members may earn entries from 4:00am September 1 through 9:15pm Sept 30, 2008. On Tuesday, September 30th, participants will have a chance to win $1,000, every hour from 1:00pm to 9:00pm, followed by the grand prize drawings at 9:30pm for two Harley Davidson Motorcycles (value $27,578).

SWIPE & SCORE - Player's Club members may swipe their Players Club card in the “Swipe & Score” promotion from 9:00am to 4:00pm on Sunday, Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 16, 23, 30, 2008. One swipe per Sunday. The prizes will include: cash, free play and complimentary food & beverage. On Sunday, November 9, there will be a special edition of Football Bucks from 2pm-10pm where contestants will have an opportunity to win up to $5000 playing the game.

SPECIAL EVENTS

WILD CARD SLOT TOURNAMENT - Player's Club members will be able participate in a mass slot tournament on September 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2008 between 10:00am and 3:45pm in the Ballroom; Sessions will not be pre-assigned; participants may play at their convenience during the designated tournament hours; Space is limited, so it will be on a first come, first serve basis; PC Members may only play once per day.  Total of 24 (3) minute sessions from 10a – 3:45pm; A tournament official will monitor the session play and record the score; The top 10 scores will place for a cash prize up to $1,000; Prizes must be claimed at the conclusion of the tournament or by 5:00pm day of the tournament.

SONYA WHITE COMEDY SHOW - Monday September 8, 2008. A comedy show will be held in Floyd's starring CMT's Country Fried Chicks Sonya White. Doors open at 7p.m., show starts at 8p.m. General Admission. The event is open to the public for a $20 entry fee; Cash bar; Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster & Hard Rock Shop.

VINNY LECAVALIER TEXAS HOLD 'EM CELEBRITY POKER TOURNAMENT - September 11, 2008. Vinny Lecavalier, honorary Emcee Barry Melrose, and a "Full House" of celebrity friends will be stacking their chips for charity. The event kicks off at 6pm with a private VIP/Player Draw party. 7:15pm-Wild Card Party, 8:00pm-No limit Tournament begins,11:00pm-Tournament Play concludes/Awards Ceremony.Proceeds benefit the Vinny Lecavalier Foundation. For more information visit vinny4.com or call 727-786-2223

JULES BURT GLAM BALL - September 25, 2008, in the Ballroom. This will be the 5th Anniversary Celebration here in Tampa.This year’s proceeds to benefit the Young Survival Coalition and Mofit Cancer Center Foundation. Tickets are $75 in advance and $100 at the door. For more information visit www.HighHeelHike.com.
   
CAPTAIN KEITH COLBURN VIP COOKING INSTRUCTION AND PUBLIC MEET AND GREET - Saturday September 27, 2008. A public meet and greet will take place in the Lobby Bar; Captain Keith will be the special guest to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of Council Oak. For more info, call ext 7764.
 
BIKER BASH - September 28, 2008. Seminole Hard Rock is proud to present the return of Biker Bash. The party starts at noon and goes until 6pm and features a 10 class bike contest $3 Bud and Bud Light specials at the pool and $5 OFF Fresh Harvest vouchers. This year's Bike Fest will include a poker run where the grand prize is a one night stay in our AAA four diamond hotel and dinner for 2 at Fresh Harvest!

Posted on August 20, 2008 | Tags:
Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, located in the city’s downtown entertainment epicenter, the Gaslamp Quarter, has risen to become one of Southern California’s premier destinations for celebrity getaways and entertainment events.  Just a short drive south from Los Angeles, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego continues to fulfill its VIP status as a playground for many of Hollywood’s elite, offering four star accommodations and world-class restaurants and nightlife in an urban escape with San Diego’s signature laid back atmosphere.

Within its inaugural year, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego has been host to some of the largest entertainment events in the region. Beginning with its grand opening in December 2007, featuring a chainsaw ribbon cutting and rooftop concert by the Black Eyed Peas, a constant flux of celebrity guests and exclusive high-profile events have created an on-going buzz around the property. During the US Open in June, the hotel’s 8,700 square foot rooftop outdoor space, Woodstock was transformed into the location for the Lexus Style Villa®.  Grey’s Anatomy stars, Kate Walsh and Isaiah Washington enjoyed the city’s largest after-party celebrating the Open from a custom-built Lexus Hybrid Living Home with other celebrity guests including Jason Biggs, Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott and it-girl Sarah Larson.

In July, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego was the official hotel partner for Comic-Con, the world-wide mecca for comic book and popular arts entertainment each year.  For this year’s convention, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego was the premier location for celebrity parties, including the buzzed-about Wrath of Con party hosted by IESB.net and Lakeshore Entertainment.  In addition, Entertainment Weekly transformed two of the hotel’s 17 Rock Star Suites into its celebrity photo lounge and interview suite, which they showcased on their web site.  During her visit to promote her new film, hotel guest Kim Kardashian was filmed for the new season of her hit show, Keeping Up with the Kardashian’s. Meanwhile, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego transformed its luxe VIP Green Room into an exclusive celebrity lounge where celebrities had the chance to mix, mingle and unwind. Among those enjoying the lounge was Guy Ritchie, with stars from his upcoming RocknRolla film, Jeremy Piven, Ludacris, and Gerard Butler. Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, and Kiefer Sutherland also made Hard Rock Hotel San Diego a home base while in town for Comic-Con.

The 12-story, 315,000-square-foot property features 420 guestrooms, over half of which are suites, and 17 ultra-luxe Rock Star Suites. Offering a true celebrity experience, the Rock Star Suites take the chic urban loft concept to a new level, with each suite being uniquely designed, including one featuring a fire pit and deck seating for 20, while another boasts a 270-degree view of the San Diego Bay and an outdoor hot tub. One extraordinary Rock Star Suite is designed by the Grammy® Award-winning Black Eyed Peas. The band members – will.i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap and Taboo - collaborated on the design for the suite, which reflects each member’s individual style and unique personality.

Property wide, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s host of attractive VIP amenities includes over 40,000 square feet of unique indoor/outdoor event space; world-famous Nobu restaurant; Sweetwater Saloon and Moonstone Lounge by nightlife entrepreneur, Rande Gerber; casually chic coffee shop, Maryjane’s;  celebrity favorite, Pinkberry; and the luxurious Rock Spa featuring a state-of-the-art fitness center.  

For more information visit www.hardrockhotelsd.com.  
Posted on August 20, 2008 | Tags:
Reward yourself for a hard day’s night by rocking out this Labor Day weekend at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The casino will be offering a chance to win $60,000, plus guests can enjoy a special retail showcase at Seminole Paradise Saturday, August 30 – Monday, September 1 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Inside the casino, Player’s Club Card members can swipe their cards for a chance to win $60,000, with $1,000 cash drawings every 30 minutes from noon – 9:30 p.m. and a $20,000 cash giveaway, daily. The more you play, the more entries you earn.

Each day, Seminole Paradise stores will be providing a variety of discounts and free special events. Sawgrass Blossom will be hosting a trunk show with Eddie Runninghorse displaying his artwork and sculptures on Saturday, August 30 from 2-6 p.m. Havana Shirt Store will be providing salsa dancers Saturday – Monday from 2-6 p.m. for shoppers to enjoy. Additional retailers will also be showcasing fall trends with strolling models throughout the property.

Tuscany Bistro will be offering fresh pastas and tossed salads on its terrace all weekend. Labor Day heat getting to you? Quench your thirst with Nestea and Coca Cola as they will be giving away samples at the center fountain in Seminole Paradise and Dueling 88’s will have a “Labor Day Grill Out” with $.88 drafts and reggae music on the patio all three days. 

The complex will also be providing entertainment with bands and DJs. Y-100 will be broadcasting live from Tequila Ranch on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. with a variety of prizes to win while the restaurant will be offering mojito drink giveaways.

Lucky Labor Day shoppers can win a $250 shopping spree as drawings will be held at the center fountain in Seminole Paradise at 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Community Blood Banks of South Florida’s Blood Mobile will also be on-site.

For more information about Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Labor Day Retail Showcase, please call (954) 583-3250 or visit www.seminoleparadise.com.
Posted on August 06, 2008 | Tags:
San Diego's downtown hub of dining and entertainment, Gaslamp Quarter, provides the backdrop for Hard Rock's newest hotel, the gorgeous Hard Rock Hotel San Diego. Receiving an exquisite and stylish vacation experience, however, isn't just for out-of-towners. Special discounted rates and packages are available now through September 30 for locals only, providing an exhilerating urban getaway. With many people choosing to stay close to home for vacation, this gives those in Southern California the chance to indulge without having to trek across the country, to pamper themselves without the travel hassles. With the world-class Nobu restaurant, two amazing bars, beautifully appointed rooms and suites, a divine pool, and it's location in one of the hottest districts in Southern California, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is the place to be, no matter if you're a local or just visiting the city. You can see all the details here.
Posted on August 06, 2008 | Tags:
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa boasts 278 fine wines on its extensive menu and a remarkably well-trained staff. The restaurant opened in September 2007 to critical acclaim and continues to host some of the world’s best known celebrities, whose names guests can see on the VIP Knife Club wall at the restaurant's entrance. For these reasons among many others, Wine Spectator has bestowed the Award of Excellence upon Council Oak.

When Council Oak opened, they had an intensive six-week training program, in which wine training was a key component. They regularly hold meetings and have wine experts give seminars to the staff members to keep them informed. Each and every food server is educated on wine and regularly tested on this knowledge.

Congratulations, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, on yet another great award!
Posted on August 05, 2008 | Tags:
On Monday, August 11th, at 11:00 a.m., South Florida’s very own international superstar couple Gloria and Emilio Estefan will be appearing at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. The Estefans will unveil memorabilia that will be on display at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and announce a special event benefiting the Education Funds for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Indian River County Public Schools. The Education Fund is dedicated to improving the lives of our youth through education.
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