Orlando, Fla., October 24, 2016 – Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc., one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, announced today that Hamish Dodds, its President and CEO, has decided to step down from his position in early 2017 to pursue new opportunities. The company is wholly owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. It has been led by Dodds since 2004.
“It has been an absolute privilege working for Hard Rock over the last 13 years and leading the growth of this amazing brand, while helping to reinforce Hard Rock’s unique character, and its commitment to service and philanthropy. Hard Rock is a place where staff are empowered to deliver authentic guest experiences in a rock and roll environment,” said Dodds. “Today, the business is well positioned with a strong brand footprint and an extensive pipeline of projects in all business units. I wish the Seminole Tribe of Florida and all our Hard Rock employees and partners continued success in the future.”
Orlando, Fla. – Sept. 30, 2016 – Hard Rock International has completed the acquisition of casino and hotel-casino rights in the western U.S., as well as in several key international markets, from affiliates of BREF HR, LLC, which own the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Originally separated from the Hard Rock International’s portfolio more than three decades ago, the rights acquired in this deal reunite Hard Rock International’s global territory for casinos and hotel-casinos, which Hard Rock believes positions the company for unprecedented growth opportunities.
“This is a historic day for the brand and we could not be prouder to announce this acquisition that we believe ignites the path for further expansion around the globe,” said Jim Allen, Hard Rock International’s chairman. “With the newly acquired rights the Hard Rock brand has now been united for the first time in more than 35 years under one controlling ownership, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, allowing for globally consistent customer service and standards at all of our locations.”
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When you stay at any Hard Rock Hotel, be sure to ask about the opportunity to stay in the our exclusive Hard Rock Heals Suite! The suite is decked out with all things chill, from an iPad® loaded with our curated relaxation playlist and a state-of-the-art JBL speaker to play it on, to a meditation class to take you back to center and a renowned Manduka® yoga mat, fit for your practice.
One Hard Rock Heals Suite is available at each Hard Rock Hotel location worldwide and a portion of the cost of your stay will go to our Hard Rock Heals Foundation efforts to heal lives and promote wellness through the power of music. Learn more
On Wednesday, June 22nd, music will bring us together to support the victims, survivors, and their families and various communities affected by the recent tragedy in Orlando, FL. The ALL IS ONE Orlando Unity Concert will be headlined by Imagine Dragons and Nate Ruess, and held at Hard Rock Live Orlando.
100% of ticket sales will benefit the OneOrlando Fund. #AllIsOne
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling TicketMaster at 407-839-3900 or the Hard Rock Live Box Office at 407-351-5483.
Introducing your one stop shop for laid-back style. Weekend warriors and lovers of casual gear, this one is for you. Celebrate the launch with 20% off new styles until March 31, 2016!
Shop Now: Online Rock Shop
Hard Rock’s guests born on Leap Day get more than just the privilege of being a quarter of their age this February 29th at Hard Rock Cafe! This year leaplings who celebrate their birthday at Hard Rock Cafes in the United States will receive a free entrée from Hard Rock Cafe’s Leaplings Eat Free menu.*
The approximate 200,000 leap day babies in the United States only get to celebrate their ‘real birthday’ once every four years, so we want to reward those who have waited so patiently to celebrate with one of our fresh, quality meals – a delicious birthday present from Hard Rock Cafe!
Artist registration for the 2016 Hard Rock Rising ROCK LOCAL/WIN GLOBAL showcase is now open!
We've partnered with ReverbNation to find the best local acts in all corners of the globe. Click the link below for your chance at $50,000 USD and a performance at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.
We are looking for the best local, unsigned artists to perform on June 1st for our ROCK LOCAL/WIN GLOBAL music showcase. Over 100 Hard Rock locations around the world will be hosting live music events that day to find the best of the best. Four acts will be selected as regional winners — with one being selected as Hard Rock Rising’s Artist of the Year.
Introducing Hard Rock Hotel Hartford, a new-build 170-room property set to open fall 2018 in the Capital City’s fast evolving Downtown North (“DoNo”) neighborhood. Developed in collaboration with Centerplan Companies and managed by Hard Rock International, the hotel will be situated at the meeting of Main and Trumbull Streets. Welcoming locals and visitors alike, Hard Rock Hotel Hartford will serve as a top regional attraction and complement the city’s new minor league stadium, as part of Downtown North’s long-term redevelopment plan.