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Posted on February 06, 2012 | Tags:

At the 2012 Hard Rock Global Conference, ADI and Pincraft, Hard Rock collaborative partners who created the merchandise items for the UNITE FOR JAPAN merchandise fundraising campaign, met our partners from the American Red Cross.  It was a great moment to have representatives from the overall campaign meet in person to talk about additional ways to collaborate for future charity programs. ALL IS ONE. 



Posted on February 06, 2012 | Tags:

02.06: This day in 1945 saw the birth of the man who would bring Jamaica, its music, and the philosophy of Rastafarianism to the world's attention. We've got mad love for Robert Nesta Marley, or Bob, as you may know him, as we discovered him in our blurry college years, gathered with friends for good times, listening to Legend, the best-selling compilation (though not complete in its inclusions by any stretch) of some of his best songs. From "Three Little Birds" to "Exodus" to "Is This Love," not only did Legend turn us on to the works of Bob Marley, it also expanded our musical horizon significantly, showing us another side of the world, one which we'd never even bothered to think about. From this point, we ventured out to discover the legend of the man himself, his musical beginnings in the ska movement of the '60s with Peter Tosh and Bunny Livingston and his organic movement into, and shepherding of, roots reggae in the '70s. If ever there is a man who epitomizes the word "icon," it is Bob Marley. Not only does his image and music pretty much represent an entire nation in the eyes of the world, but his influence reaches far, far beyond his country's tiny borders, into the worlds of rock, pop, rhythm & blues, house, philosophy, religion, and stoned college kids everywhere. Even if they don't know his history, his survival of an assassination attempt, his death from cancer at age 36 in 1981, his total embrace of the Rastafari religion, or the talented progeny (11 kids by 9 different women!) he left behind, people know his music and understand his message. In the end, this is what Bob wanted. Bob would've been 65 today, and we miss his presence on this planet, but we are just happier than a pig in you-know-what to go home tonight, put on Uprising, sit down with a glass of wine, and bask in simple beauty of "Time Will Tell." Thank you, Bob.

Posted on February 03, 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

Orlando, Fla., February 6, 2012 – Hard Rock International is proud to announce the winners of its 2012 Awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishments and dedication of employees, franchisees and partners.  Hard Rock selected the top “rock stars” from more than 174 Hard Rock locations in 53 countries and hundreds of partners worldwide.  The much-anticipated awards were chosen based on financial performance, unique sales accomplishments, community contributions, creativity, strategic marketing, philanthropy, brand loyalty and leadership. 

The ceremony included the highly-coveted awards for “Company Worldwide Cafe of the Year,” given to the team at Hard Rock Cafe Venice; “Franchise Cafe of the Year,” awarded to Hard Rock Cafe Buenos Aires; “Franchisee of the Year” given to HRC Colombia; “Hotel of the Year,” presented to Hard Rock Hotel Orlando; and “Hotel & Casino of the Year” given to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi. Award highlights also included “Company General Manager of the Year” for 2011, proudly presented to Nicos Charalambous of Hard Rock Cafe Orlando, who received a Harley Davidson motorcycle for his outstanding leadership; and Gordon D’Saouzo of Hard Rock Cafe Mumbai, who took home the award for “Franchise General Manager of the Year,” along with a check for $10,000. 

Posted on February 03, 2012 | Tags:

HARD ROCK CAFE PHUKET Local Ambassor team visited the Phuket Special Education Center for the ninth in our “PHILANTHROPY AMBASSADOR PROGRAM series” They donated Milk and healthy snack and cash for helping for Canteen and classroom construction. This project was lead by Khun Gift Hard Rock Crew Leader Rock Shop and philanthropy ambassador. Khun Gift and the team went to Phuket Special Education Center to meet the children and the teachers who has the lead responsibility and representative of the school head master representative and also we raised money for support them as well. The children are very lovely, they gave us so warm welcome and they play with us when we visit them in the classroom. This is another great moment that we all feel so great and appreciated.

Phuket Special Education Center is the Special Education Administrative Bureau Office of Fundamental Education Board Ministry of Education. They arrange and support the education with early intervention and provide the training for disabled people to be prepared for daycare center, kindergarten and mainstreaming school, special needs school, disabled center and related areas. Also, they provide rehabilitation for disabled people from family and community with education procession.


Posted on February 02, 2012 | Tags:

Don Cornelius (1936 - 2012)

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