Orlando, Florida, January 26, 2010 – Hard Rock International proudly announces the opening of Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. Launched with a ceremonial lion dance and ribbon-cutting, the luxurious, 360-room hotel is part of Resorts World Sentosa, a US $4.4 billion resort destination on Sentosa Island.
Opened in January 2010, the 49-hectare Resorts World Sentosa is Singapore’s first integrated family resort destination, complete with Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, the world’s largest Marine Life Park, six unique hotels offering 1,800 rooms, more than 60 dining outlets and a casino.
Hard Rock properties offer stylish and contemporary design, unparalleled service and the thread that unites them all – music. The properties are situated in resort destinations with unique character and tourist appeal as well as in urban gateway cities. Hard Rock Hotels cater to the evolving and distinctive needs of today’s experienced, modern travelers, who seek a reprieve from traditional, predictable properties, whether for business or leisure travel.
“The highly anticipated Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is a welcome addition to the Hard Rock Hotel portfolio,” says Hamish Dodds, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hard Rock International. “This development and our relationship with Genting Group and Resorts World complement Hard Rock Hotel’s expansion strategy in premier locations worldwide, and will serve as a perfect backdrop for the continued growth of Hard Rock’s portfolio.”
The Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, a nearly $223 million venture, is one of six unique destination hotels at Resorts World Sentosa, which include Festive Hotel, Crockfords Tower, Hotel Michael, Equarius Hotel and Spa Villas. The hotel offers 360 keys (including nine suites and 351 rooms), modern conference facilities with 26 meeting rooms and Asia’s largest column-free ballrooms with seating for 7,300 guests. Featuring the latest in audio-visual equipment, the ballroom will be an ideal venue for concerts, seminars, performances and banquets and can be further subdivided into smaller ballrooms or separate conference halls for more intimate affairs. The Rock Pool, a quintessential Hard Rock element, is a focal area for both music and relaxation, as well as a social gathering place.
The Hard Rock Hotel guest rooms incorporate Hard Rock’s tradition of providing luxury, quality service and amenities with a distinctive music edge. A retreat for chic jet-setters, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore is also the perfect family destination. Deluxe twin rooms can accommodate up to five guests, with an extra pull-out bed for kids.
The hotel offers destination dining venues and high-energy bar locations providing both locals and hotel guests a place to see and be seen. Starz Restaurant, a stylish modern restaurant designed in contemporary style, offers a relaxing al fresco dining area overlooking the Rock Pool. Inspired by the healthy and energetic lifestyle of Singapore, the restaurant’s buffet-style dining with live cooking stations complements an A la Carte menu with the culinary flavors of Morocco, Europe, Middle East and Australia. The Rock Bar, located on the second level of the hotel, is a trendy lounge and bar complete with a DJ spinning rock and techno music. The menu features a selection of premium wines, liquors and champagnes, as well as Hard Rock’s famous cocktails. Finally, the award-winning Rang Mahal Group’s latest dining concept of Indian cuisine is housed at the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore. With the dining mood and decor inspired by the colorful celebrations of India using vivid colors and ethnic Indian instruments, the stylish restaurant pays tribute to “a celebration of Indian cuisine” with its menu highlighting classical Indian favorites as well as new, trendy dishes that embody the new generation of fusion flavors.
Chief Executive Officer of Resorts World Sentosa, Mr. Tan Hee Teck said, “We are excited to welcome our guests to the renowned Hard Rock Hotel in Singapore. As a family destination with two of Asia’s largest attractions, Universal Studios Singapore and the Marine Life Park, we believe that Hard Rock Hotel adds not only sizzle to our appeal, but excitement to accommodation options in the region.’’
“The Seminole Tribe of Florida is excited about the opening of our newest Hard Rock development in Southeast Asia,” noted Jim Allen, CEO of Seminole Gaming and Chairman of Hard Rock International. “It’s a testament to the brand that we have such incredible strategic partners and ample opportunity for global growth in emerging locations.”
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 162 venues in 52 countries, including 130 cafes and 13 Hotels/Casinos, 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, Bali, Macau, Penang and Singapore. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Punta Cana, scheduled to open in 2010; Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Atlanta, Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International 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.
About Resorts World Sentosa
Slated to be one of the world’s most exciting family destinations, Resorts World Sentosa is a collection of six hotels and attractions with fun-filled offerings for the entire family. Taking pride of place on Singapore’s Sentosa island and spanning 49 hectares, this S$6.59 billion (US$4.4 billion) destination will be home to Southeast Asia’s first and only Universal Studios theme park, the world’s largest Marine Life Park, a destination spa – ESPA and a designer casino decked with exciting gaming opportunities. Six unique hotels complemented by creative meeting facilities, world-class shows and public entertainment, as well as celebrity dining and shopping options at FestiveWalk complete the experience. Resorts World at Sentosa began its phase opening with four hotels, on 20 January 2010.