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Posted on January 24, 2008 | Tags:
Romania’s First-Ever Hard Rock Location Ready to Rock!
Orlando, FL, January 24, 2008 – Hard Rock International, one of the world's most recognizable brands, known for dining, rock music, memorabilia and entertainment, is proud to announce the opening of Hard Rock Cafe Bucharest. Romania’s first-ever Hard Rock Cafe is now offering guests great American fare in a rock 'n' roll atmosphere!

Hard Rock Cafe Bucharest is located in the heart of the country’s capital at Kiseleff Avenue near Herastrau Parc – Bucharest's central park and the largest city park in Europe. Nestled in Romania’s cultural center, Hard Rock Cafe Bucharest is situated just a few short steps from the landmark Triumph Arch, where the main avenues of Bucharest's trendy entertainment district begin, offering a convenient destination for both locals and travelers to visit.

“Bucharest is an extraordinary and vibrant city with a rich variety of cultural offerings,” said Hamish Dodds, president and CEO, Hard Rock International. “Romania and the surrounding region are significant areas for Hard Rock International.”

The 2,000-square-meter cafe features Hard Rock's outstanding menu, and a Rock Shop offering the brand’s limited-edition and collectible merchandise, such as City and Classic T-shirts, pins and more. The walls of Hard Rock Cafe Bucharest are also adorned with pieces from Hard Rock’s world-famous memorabilia collection. The Bucharest collection includes items representing contemporary stars and rock legends, such as pants worn by Latin sensation Shakira, a guitar played by Bon Jovi’s Richie Sambora, Elton John’s designer stage clothes and a suit worn by John Lennon. Other notable items include pants donned by Prince, Madonna’s bustier, a triple neck bass guitar from the English rock band Yes and Michael Jackson’s red leather jacket worn during his “Thriller” era.

For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com.

About Hard Rock International
With 125 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 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; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com.
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