Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos celebrated the highly anticipated Grand Opening of its first European property, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, in Spain on June 13, 2014. Hard Rock inaugurated the contemporary property with a celebration featuring the brand's signature Guitar Smash and performance by three-time Grammy award winner, Nile Rodgers, and Chic.
"The opening of our first European hotel in Ibiza – a location perfect for Hard Rock Hotels – is a great accomplishment and we look forward to enhancing the destination's celebrated music scene and nightlife through our iconic vibe and entertainment," said John Galloway, chief marketing officer of Hard Rock International.
In keeping with Hard Rock's passion for the universal language of music, the opening concert was headlined by the iconic producer, composer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers of the legendary band Chic, who took the stage for a beachside performance beneath the Mediterranean sky. The group performed well-known hits from "We Are Family" to "Le Freak," in addition to songs Nile Rodgers has written for other artists including Madonna's "Like A Virgin" and Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." To end the show-stopping performance, Nile invited fans on stage for the grand finale as the band played one of the band's greatest hits, "Good Times." Building upon the property's first concert, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will continue bringing guests unparalleled offerings with an impressive summer lineup comprised of Ellie Gouilding, Robin Thicke, Snoop Dogg and Icona Pop, among others.
Offering more than 490 rooms, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza blends Mediterranean island inspiration with the world-renowned Hard Rock energy throughout its 235 suites and vast amenities, such as the Rock Spa®, Body Rock® workout facility, 8,600 square feet of meeting space, iconic music memorabilia and world famous Rock Shop® featuring classic Hard Rock merchandise. With the destination's famed nightlife offerings, the hotel also includes exceptional dining and entertainment, such as a lobby bar, kids club, teen venue and beach club. Guests also enjoyed the Island's highly celebrated climate with private swim-out pools for specialty suites, in addition to two pools enhanced with bars, private cabanas and poolside service. Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza has electrified the region with outstanding entertainment by local and global icons for up to 2,500 guests to experience live at the main outdoor pool stage.
Internationally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos offer stylish and contemporary design, unparalleled service and the thread that unites them all – music. Hard Rock's current Hotel and Casino portfolio is located in the world's most desirable resort destinations, as well as urban gateway cities. The dynamic properties cater to the evolving and distinctive needs of today's cosmopolitan, modern travelers, who seek a reprieve from traditional, predictable accommodations, whether for business or leisure travel, and who connect with the authentic and powerful Hard Rock vibe.
With a total of 181 venues in 55 countries, including 140 cafes, 20 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies.
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