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Posted on February 17, 2009 | Tags:

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego will get inked for charity when the stars of TLC’s Miami Ink and creators of the Ruthless & Toothless clothing line, Chris Garver and Darren Brass create canvas paintings inspired by their famous tattoo artistry, live in the hotel’s lobby, on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. The renowned artists will bring their passion to life when they demonstrate their tattooing skills with paint and brush in the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego lobby. The finished art will be unveiled at a private reception and then auctioned on eBay, with all proceeds donated to the Black Eyed Peas’ Peapod Foundation. The eBay auction will go live on March 3 through April 3 and will be accessible via the hotel’s web site at www.hardrockhotelsd.com.

The Peapod Foundation works to support social issues affecting children worldwide, including housing, starvation, healthcare, education, poverty and music/artistic education. Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is very proud to be able to use this opportunity to once again benefit The Peapod Foundation. We encourage everyone to bid one these one-of-a-kind art pieces on eBay.

Posted on February 11, 2009 | Tags:
Hard Rock’s Ambassadors Of Rock continues its amazing world tour in 2009! Over the last three years  we've featured the likes of The Police, Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, The Who, Motley Crue, Pink, KT Tunstall, All-American Rejects, Willie Nelson, DMC, John Mayer, Starsailor, Muse, Sheryl Crow, The Wailers, Godsmack, Staind, Panic At The Disco and many more.

This year will prove to be just as amazing, beginning with Hard Rock Calling in London's Hyde Park on June 27th and 28th. This year sees "The Boss" himself, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, headlining on Sunday, June 28. This performance will be Bruce Springsteen’s first ever-festival appearance outside of the United States. Main support comes from Dave Matthews Band and The Gaslight Anthem.  Keep checking hardrock.com for more line-up details to be announced soon, along with a major international artist set to headline Hard Rock Calling’s Saturday Night – this year is guaranteed to be bigger than ever! 

The best part is you can see it in person as part of our Ambassadors Of Rock Sweepstakes, where you can win trips around the world. Not only can you win a trip to London, but the you can win three(!) more trips to the Ambassadors Of Rock tour stops of your choice. Last year's grand prize winner hit up shows in Buenos Aires, Singapore, and Tokyo. Not bad for just entering your name in a sweepstakes. Click here to enter the sweepstakes right now. 

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Posted on February 10, 2009 | Tags:
SUPER SAVINGS- The longer you stay, the more you SAVE!Stay 5 nights and it's like getting 2 nights free, stay 7 nights and it's like getting 3 nights free - or choose a savings offer that best fits your needs! LIMITED TIME OFFER: Book by March 29, 2009!
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Extra Value Weeks from 4/19 – 6/10/09: Kid's Eat FREE at lunch & dinner at the on-site hotels with stays of 3 nights or longer!

This is in addition to all of the other amazing deals you can find at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando.

Click here to get all the details.

Posted on February 10, 2009 | Tags:

Hard Rock Hotel Chicago believes that even in rough economic times, guests should still be able to have a four-star hotel experience on their business trip, family vacation, or weekend getaway. By booking a backstage room, visitors can still enjoy the enhanced amenities, high level of service, and fun, contemporary atmosphere of this downtown Chicago hotel without emptying their pocketbooks.
A backstage room faces south, is located on a lower floor, and overlooks the roof of the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago’s restaurant, China Grill.  With standard rates typically ranging from $160-$459/night, these rooms are a steal at just $99/night*. This deal is available through March 31, 2009 – interested groupies can speak to a reservations agent at 866-966-5166 for more information.
All rooms at the Hard Rock Hotel Chicago include free wireless Internet, a $25 gift card to use at Ticketsnow.com, and a 10% off coupon for use at the Hard Rock Hotel’s fine dining restaurant, China Grill. The Hard Rock Hotel Chicago is located directly on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago just steps from the Chicago loop, Magnificent Mile shopping, Chicago theatre district, and museum campus.

*Promo not available: 2/14, 2/27-3/1, 3/9-11, 3/14-19, 3/21-23.
Additional blackout dates may apply based on room availability.
Backstage room offer not available for bookings of 10 rooms or more.
Offer not valid for existing reservations.

Posted on February 10, 2009 | Tags:
Hard Rock International presents this years Hard Rock Calling 2009 in Hyde Park, London on June 27 and 28 and is delighted to announce the appearance of one of the biggest acts in the world. This year sees The Boss himself Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band headlining on Sunday 28 June performing to 45,000 fans. This performance will be Bruce Springsteens first ever-festival appearance outside of the United States.

Main support comes from multi-million album selling American rockers Dave Matthews Band with their hybrid of jazz, folk and a distinct pop sensibility resonating through capacity stadiums in the United States. They will be joining Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band on Sunday 28 June with full supporting line-up to be announced.

Dave Matthews Band comment on their appearance at Hard Rock Calling:

"We are honoured to be playing in Hyde Park this summer as part of Hard Rock Calling Festival. So many great acts have left their footprints on this event and Dave Matthews Band are ready to leave some of its own."

New Jerseys newest and hottest sons, The Gaslight Anthem, will be joining Dave Matthews Band and New Jerseys original son, Bruce Springsteen, on Sunday 28 June at Hard Rock Calling. Currently in the midst of a world tour, The Gaslight Anthem are the hottest ticket around and have been cited as the best new band fans will hear in 2009.

Singer Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem comments on how honoured they are to be playing Hard Rock Calling:

"Obviously it's been a dream of mine to play with Bruce and the E Street Band. It's truly an honour, and on top of that for it to be in London, one of my favourite cities anywhere, it's a dream. Plus, it's two Jersey shore locals playing some rock and roll."

Hard Rock Calling is now established as one of the most important London events on the UK musical calendar. Past years have seen Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Roger Waters, The Police and The Who create what is now identified as the most prestigious and must be at open air music event in the UK.

This year is set to raise the bar with the phenomenal Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band headlining the Sunday night of Hard Rock Calling. Having just released his new album Working on a Dream to mass critical acclaim and praise, he continues to create music that not only exudes passion and dedication but remains relevant to every age and every audience across the globe. Having played a sell-out tour in Europe last year, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street band return to the capital city for a performance that is sure to go down in history as one of Hard Rock Callings and Hyde Parks most memorable nights.

His stunning 12-minute set with The E Street Band at halftime at Super Bowl XLIII earlier this month in front of millions proved his music is timeless.

Bruce Springsteen will be back in London with The E Street Band line-up of Garry Tallent (Bass), Clarence Clemons (Saxophone), Max Weinberg (Drums), Roy Bittan (Keyboards), Steven Van Zandt (Lead Guitar), Nils Lofgren (Guitar), Patti Scialfa (Backing vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Percussion), Soozie Tyrell (Violin) and Charles Giordano (organ).

When Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band take to the stage at Hard Rock Calling on 28 June 2009 they will be just yards away from the original and iconic Hard Rock Cafe on Old Park Lane, which opened in 1971 and continues to serve guests from all over the world every day. Hard Rock Calling, produced by Live Nation and presented by Hard Rock International, is a unique and historic musical event with a main stage, second stage and many surprises in store for music and festival fans of all ages.

Hard Rock owns the worlds greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock will return to host its temporary Cafe in the main arena at this years Hard Rock Calling, serving 50,000 guests its famous menu as they wine and dine in true Hard Rock style, with a similar serviced offered to VIPs backstage. Hard Rock Calling is part of Hard Rocks Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a global concert series that benefits charities around the world.

We are thrilled to announce Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band as a headliner of Hard Rock Calling, said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO, Hard Rock International. Bruce Springsteen has truly been an Ambassador of Rock and a great philanthropic partner to Hard Rock International helping raise more than a million dollars for charities through the Hard Rock Signature Series program and the Hard Rock Serve CDs, which featured never-released tracks from Springsteen.

Toby Leighton-Pope Vice President of Promotions at Live Nation comments on this years incredible line-up:

"Its great to have Hard Rock Calling back for a fourth consecutive year. We strive to bring some of the greatest bands to Hyde Park and this year is going to be an event not to be missed."

Stay tuned for more line-up details to be announced soon along with a major international artist set to headline Hard Rock Callings Saturday Night this year is guaranteed to be bigger than ever!

Hard Rock Calling, Hyde Park, London

Saturday 27 June 2009 - Full line-up to be confirmed

Sunday 28 June 2009 - Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band. The Gaslight Anthem, Full supporting line-up to be confirmed

Tickets will be onsale from 9am Friday 13 February 2009
Ticket Price - 45 + booking fee
Box Office Number 0844 847 2502 (24 hours)

To buy VIP Experiences and Hospitality online please go to
www.livenationexperience.co.uk or call + 44 207 009 3484

For more information on Hard Rock Calling please contact:

Alex.darling@ldcommunications.co.uk / + 44 207 439 7222


For all accreditation enquiries please contact:

Print / Online ali.castriotis@ldcommunications.co.uk / + 44 207 439 7222
TV / Radio - Natalie.jennings@screampromotions.co.uk / + 44 207 434 3446

For all Royal Parks enquiries please contact: Katy Murray Media Relations Officer - 020 7298 2128 or kmurray@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk

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Posted on February 09, 2009 | Tags:

Romance and quality time are on every girls’ wish list for Valentine’s Day, and for some couples it’s the ultimate day to make dreams come true. For those who have decided that roses and chocolates just won’t do this year, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is inviting guests to show their significant others who the true romance rock star is with an unforgettable Fantasy Dream Date package, including suite accommodations, a six-hour couples treatment at the ultra-luxurious Rock Spa and romantic dinner at world-class Japanese restaurant, Nobu.

The Fantasy Dream Date begins immediately upon check-in, when guests receive the key to their private suite complete with plush furnishings, lavish 300-thread-count cotton linens and sensually-styled bathrooms with ceiling-mounted rain showers. Next, for the ultimate in intimacy, the couple will embark on a six-hour Love Potion No. 9 treatment at the hotel’s Rock Spa, named one of the best new spas of 2008 by Spa Magazine. The day-long escape begins with a romance welcome in Rock Spa’s couples’ treatment room which includes a dual shower and two treatment tables, followed by rejuvenating body exfoliations, soothing body wraps with reflexology and customized massages. Once fully relaxed, the couple will then enjoy a romantic lunch for two, followed by personalized facials, scalp massages and a seductive ninth treatment designed to promote interaction between the couple. Finally, the couple will enjoy a private champagne ceremony including seasonal berries and organic chocolates and a take-home gift sure to put anyone in the mood for love.  The Love Potion No. 9 treatment is available a la carte and is priced at $799 per couple plus a 20 percent gratuity.  

When night falls, the second phase of Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Fantasy Dream Date takes place with dinner at the world’s most celebrated Japanese restaurant, Nobu. Special for Valentine’s Day, the chef has created two different multi-course tasting menus consisting of several of the restaurant’s signature dishes, as well as some seasonal and local selections and chocolate tasting desserts for two. 

Fantasy Dream Date packages start at $1,500 per couple and include a one-night stay in a Rock Star Suite, Love Potion No. 9 treatment at Rock Spa and $300 dining credit at Nobu.  The package is available for purchase from January 15 through March 15 and advance reservations are required.  Package is subject to availability. Tax and gratuity are not included.  To book Hard Rock Hotel San Diego’s Fantasy Dream Date room package or Rock Spa’s Love Potion No. 9, please visit www.hardrockhotelsd.com or call 888-593-6177. 

Posted on February 06, 2009 | Tags:
Hard Rock Brings Memorabilia From 1969 Woodstock Concert Festival to Official GRAMMY Celebration® After-Party Hard Rock Offers Limited-Edition GRAMMY Pin to Benefit Recently Opened GRAMMY Museum™
Orlando, Fla., February 6, 2009 – Hard Rock International is proud to announce its partnership with The Recording Academy® in celebration of the 51st Annual GRAMMY® Awards. Following successful "Know Before You GRAMMY" events and the "Rock The GRAMMYs On Us" online sweepstakes, Hard Rock and The Recording Academy are teaming up for additional initiatives in honor of Music's Biggest Night®. On February 8, 2009, Hard Rock will host exclusive GRAMMY Viewing Parties at select Hard Rock locations across the country and bring the brand's authentic rock experience to the official 2009 GRAMMY Celebration after-party.

In keeping with its longstanding philanthropic commitment, Hard Rock will also be offering limited-edition co-branded pins with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the recently opened GRAMMY Museum, a non-profit organization focusing on educational and public programs, featuring films, lectures and special projects. Pins will be available for purchase online at www.HardRock.com and at the GRAMMY Museum store. "We are honored to be a part of Music's Biggest Night an evening anticipated by artists and fans alike," said Sean Dee, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Hard Rock International. "The GRAMMY Awards celebrate outstanding achievements in the record industry, and Hard Rock is proud to be able to participate in this event."

Party Like a Rock Star with Hard Rock at the 2009 GRAMMY Celebration
For the first time, Hard Rock will be participating in the officlal GRAMMY after-party, where nominees, performers and presenters are invited to celebrate Music’s Biggest Night. This year’s after-party, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, will be transformed into a rock-n-roll palace with the feel of Woodstock and the “summer of love”. Hard Rock will contribute some unique and rare pieces of artists’ memorabilia from Hard Rock International’s world-famous collection. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Concert Festival, Hard Rock will showcase pieces from its unparalleled memorabilia collection from one of the most significant moments in music history. Hard Rock will have memorabilia displays in the center of the GRAMMY after-party, featuring priceless items from Woodstock’s top artists, including Jimi Hendrix, Roger Daltrey, Jerry Garcia, Pete Townshend and Neil Young.

Can’t Make it to the GRAMMYs? Hard Rock Cafes Celebrate Music’s Biggest Night
This marks the third consecutive year that The Recording Academy has partnered with Hard Rock to host its private GRAMMY Telecast Viewing Parties nationally for its membership. The partnership has been expended this year to include public viewing parties at select Hard Rock Cafe locations. Hard Rock will provide food and beverage specials, music activities and more in honor of the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards. Guests are encouraged to visit Hardrock.com’s GRAMMY page and extend custom GRAMMY Evite® invitations to friends and family to watch the GRAMMYs and enjoy a complimentary Hard Rock All Access card at a participating Hard Rock Cafe location. Visit www.HardRock.com for full details and www.evite.com to send out your invites.

The 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, February 8, 2009 (8 p.m. to 11 p.m., ET/PT) from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

For further details, please visit www.HardRock.com.

About The Recording Academy
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

About Hard Rock International
With 124 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 50 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. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011; and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2012. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.HardRockHotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.HardRock.com.
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