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Forbes Magazine Acknowledges Hard Rock® as America’s Best Large Employer Across Travel & Leisure, Gaming, Entertainment for 2021

February 24, 2021

Hard Rock Ranks No. 20 out of 500 Overall on Dedication to Employee Satisfaction Within the Workplace

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 – Hard Rock International has been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers for 2021, earning the highest ranking among companies in the “Travel & Leisure” industry – which spans hotels, resorts, gaming, recreation and entertainment entities – and twentieth overall among the 500 companies included on the list across multiple industries.

The list of America’s Best Large Employers of 2021 represents companies who have worked tirelessly to make their workplace the best for its employees, with a special focus this year on those who continued to engage and hire employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forbes partnered with market research firm, Statista, to compile the list by surveying 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at least 1,000 employees.  The surveys were presented through a series of online panels and effectively produced a representative sample of the U.S. workforce by asking participants how willing they would be to recommend their own employers to friends and family. The final list ranks the 500 large and 500 midsize employers that received the most recommendations.

“As a global company in 70 countries with more than 20,000 team members right here in the U.S., we are honored to be included in this year’s list of America’s Best Large Employers,” said Jim Allen, Chairman of Hard Rock International. “We are grateful to work alongside so many passionate and dedicated team members during one of the most challenging times in recent memory. This recognition reinforces our belief that our team members are the most valuable part of what makes Hard Rock a great place to work.”

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About Hard Rock®:

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 70 countries spanning 240 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops® and Cafes.  HRI also launched the Hard Rock Digital joint venture in 2020 to focus on online and retail sportsbook and interactive gaming.

Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s most valuable collection of music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2020, Hard Rock International was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity.  In 2019 and 2020, Hard Rock was named Forbes Magazine’s Top Employers for Women.  Hard Rock destinations are located in international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, Global Gaming’s 2020 Property of the Year. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International visit or

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