HECTOR MORENO NAMED VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER FOR NEW HARD ROCK HOTEL PALM SPRINGS

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Palm Springs, California (July 9, 2013) – Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is pleased to announce Hector Moreno has been named Vice President and General Manager for the new Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs.

Currently Vice President and General Manager of Hotel Zoso, the future site of the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, Moreno is well-versed in both the Hard Rock Hotel brand and Palm Springs history as the vacation destination for the Hollywood elite.

“Hollywood’s love affair with this city reaches back to the days of Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe, and now Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will help Palm Springs continue this storied tradition with celebrity visits and events,” says Moreno.

Moreno has extensive hospitality industry experience including positions as General Manager for Hilton Worldwide, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts and Morgans Hotel Group.

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will boast the legendary Hard Rock Hotel vibe favored by musicians and celebrities. The hotel will applaud music through brand wide programs, from the on-site VIBE manager, who keeps a pulse on the hotel’s atmosphere, to the groundbreaking, interactive amenity “The Sound Of Your Stay®,” where guests will be able to jam out with hands-on music experiences. Additional music scene related amenities will include a VIP Rock Star Suite, Rock Spa®, Body Rock® workout facility, and the world famous Rock Shop® featuring Hard Rock’s iconic merchandise.

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is projected to open Fall 2013. Upon completion, it will offer 163 rooms with over 20,000 square feet of ballroom and banquet facility space.

About Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs
Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will add to Hard Rock International’s 179 globally recognized venues in 57 countries. In collaboration with Kittridge Hotel Management, the resort will reflect the famed Hard Rock brand and serve as an entertainment and leisure destination. With 163 rooms, Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, located downtown Palm Springs, will be the brand’s second lifestyle hotel in Southern California. With year-round sunshine, the Palm Springs location will reflect the Hard Rock brand within the iconic desert resort lifestyle. Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will be true to its musical roots while taking a cue from Palm Springs’ established scene of rich music traditions, such as the Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals, with outstanding live entertainment. The hotel is projected to open Fall 2013. For more information about Hard Rock International, visit www.HRHPalmSprings.com.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 176 venues in 54 countries, including 138 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. 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. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida., as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Jose, Chennai, Istanbul and Tenerife. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Palm Springs, Aruba, Riviera Maya, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. New Hard Rock Casino projects in development include Hungary and Northfield, OH. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

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