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Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe, Inc.
Private
IndustryCasual dining restaurants, casinos, hotels
Founded14 June 1971; 49 years ago (1971-06-14)
London, England
FoundersIsaac Tigrett
Peter Morton
HeadquartersOrlando, Florida, U.S.
Number of locations
180 Restaurants, 24 Hotels, and 11 Casinos
Key people
Jim Allen (president/CEO)
OwnerSeminole Tribe of Florida
Number of employees
4,800[1]
Websitehardrock.com

Hard Rock Cafe, Inc. is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971 by Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain. In 2007, Hard Rock Cafe International (USA), Inc. was sold to the Seminole Tribe of Florida and was headquartered in Orlando, Florida, until April 2018, when the corporate offices were relocated to Davie, Florida.[2][3] As of July 2018, Hard Rock International has venues in 74 countries, including 185 cafes, 25 hotels, and 12 casinos.[4][needs update]

History

Restaurants

The first Hard Rock Cafe (HRC) opened on June 14, 1971 at Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London, under the ownership of two Americans, Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton. Hard Rock initially had an eclectic decor, but it later started to display memorabilia.

The chain began to expand worldwide in 1982 with locations in (among others) Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Paris, and Berlin.[5] Hard Rock Cafe locations in the United States vary from smaller, more tourist driven markets (Biloxi, Pigeon Forge, Key West, etc.) to large metropolises (Houston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., etc.). Hard Rock Cafe typically does not franchise cafe locations in the United States. All US cafes are corporate owned and operated, except for cafes in Tampa and Four Winds New Buffalo casino.[6] However, in the transition of the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel property originally owned and then later sold to Rank by founder Peter Morton, Morton retained hotel naming rights west of the Mississippi. When Morton sold his Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel to the Morgans Hotel Group, he also sold those naming rights, which then gave rise to two US franchised hotels (without cafes) in Albuquerque and Tulsa. The Albuquerque hotel no longer pays for the Hard Rock rights and reverted to its former name in June 2013. Additional casino hotels franchised from Morgan's were subsequently opened in Sioux City and Vancouver.

In 1990, The Rank Group, a London-based leisure company, acquired Mecca Leisure Group and continued expansion of the concept in its geographic territory. Rank went on to purchase Hard Rock America from Peter Morton as well as Hard Rock Canada from Nick Bitove. After the completion of these acquisitions, Rank gained worldwide control of the brand. In March 2007, the Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. and other related entities from Rank for US$965 million.[2]

In 2008, anonymous members of the wait staff criticized the business because of its practice of paying them less than half the official minimum wage in the UK, with the business allocating tips to staff to bring their salaries within the law. Most customers, it was argued, do not realize that they are subsidizing a low wage when they give the tip.[7]

Music memorabilia

Jon Bon Jovi's guitar on display at the cafe in Moscow

HRC is known for its collection of rock-and-roll memorabilia. The cafes solicit donations of music memorabilia but also purchase a number of items at auctions around the world, including autographed guitars, costumes from world tours and rare photographs; these are often to be found mounted on cafe walls. The collection began in 1979 with an un-signed Red Fender Lead II guitar from Eric Clapton, who was a regular at the first restaurant in London. Clapton wanted management to hang the guitar over his regular seat in order to lay claim to that spot, and they obliged. This prompted Pete Townshend of The Who to give one of his guitars, also un-signed with the note "Mine's as good as his! Love, Pete."[8] Hard Rock's archive includes over 80,000 items,[9] and is the largest private collection of Rock and Roll memorabilia in the world. Marquee pieces from the collection were briefly displayed in a Hard Rock museum named "The Vault" in Orlando, Florida from January 2003 until September 2004. After the closure, items were disbursed to various restaurant locations.[10] The London Vault remains open and free to visitors, located in the retail Rock Shop of the original cafe.[11]

The Hard Rock Café is also in possession of a Bedford VAL 3 axle coach used in the 1967 Beatles film Magical Mystery Tour. The vehicle was completely refurbished after filming. It is currently displayed in the US, but makes regular appearances in events in the UK, especially at the original Hard Rock Cafe in London. In 2001, a competition was run to win the actual bus, but it was never given away and remained with the cafe.

Expansion into other businesses

Casinos and hotels

Hard Rock Hotel Macau
Hard Rock Cafe Melaka

In 1995, Peter Morton spent $80 million to open the Hard Rock Hotel near the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. A subsequent $100 million expansion in 1999 nearly doubled the hotel's capacity.[12]

In May 2006, Morton sold the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas to Morgans Hotel Group for $770 million, including the rights to the Hard Rock Hotel brand west of the Mississippi, including Texas, California, Australia, and Vancouver, British Columbia.[13] The hotel began another expansion in 2007 at a cost of $750 million. The project added 875 rooms in two towers and expanded meeting space.[14] In March 2011, Morgans surrendered control of the property to partner Brookfield Asset Management, citing the high debt on the property in the face of the economic downturn.[15] In April 2018, the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas was sold to Richard Branson with plans to renovate the property under the Virgin Hotels brand.[16]

Today, the Seminole Tribe of Florida owns and operates all units except the Las Vegas, Sioux City, Tulsa, and Vancouver properties. In 2004, Hard Rock International and Sol Melia Hotels and Resorts launched Lifestar Hoteles España SL, a joint venture that intended to manage Europe's first Hard Rock Hotel in Madrid, but it was never opened as a Hard Rock property upon the dissolution of the joint venture in 2007.[17] The other joint venture hotels are in Chicago, New York, and San Diego (the San Diego property includes Hard Rock condominiums). Hard Rock also operates hotels and resorts in Orlando, Florida (a joint venture with Loews Hotels); Bali, Indonesia; and Pattaya, Thailand, (a joint venture with Ong Beng Seng/Hotel Properties Limited). Hard Rock International continues to expand internationally (including hotels, casinos, resorts, and condominiums) through several joint ventures (Becker Ventures, Ong Beng Seng/Hotel Properties Limited and Loews Hotels), including hotels in Chicago, Bali, Orlando, Penang, San Diego, Singapore, and planned openings in Abu Dhabi, Cancun, Dubai, Hungary, Panama, Punta Cana and Puerto Vallarta,[18] as well as hotel-casinos in Hollywood, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Catoosa, Oklahoma, just northeast of Tulsa.[19] (The Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi, MS is owned by Twin River Management Group, Inc.)

The Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs, California was converted into a 160-room Hard Rock Hotel and opened in 2014.[20][21] A location in Atlantic City, New Jersey was planned in 2010, but those plans were canceled in 2012; however, in 2017, they acquired from Icahn Enterprises the closed Trump Taj Mahal, which in 2018 was reopened as Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.[22] All-inclusive resorts operate under the Hard Rock brand in the Dominican Republic and Mexico. In 2013, the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park opened as a joint slot machine and track venture., near Cleveland, Ohio. Then in early 2019, it was announced that JACK Cincinnati Casino in Cincinnati was sold for $745 million to Vici Properties and Hard Rock International, with Vici acquiring the land and buildings for $558 million and Hard Rock buying the operating business for $187 million.[23][24] Hard Rock would lease the casino from Vici for $43 million per year, and would rebrand it as Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati.[24][25]

Canada had numerous restaurants but many of them closed, notably the one at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto in May 2017, which had been the chain's second location, leaving just two in that country, Niagara Falls, Ont., and the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam, B.C.[26]

In 2015, Hard Rock announced a new hotel in Bogotá, Colombia, which will open in 2019. The company had plans to open in the biggest financial district in Colombia, the Centro Internacional, but it revised those plans. The hotel will be located in the exclusive Zona Rosa de Bogotá, home of luxury boutiques.

In July 2019, Hard Rock International announced plans for a casino in Rockford, Illinois, about 75 miles west of Chicago along I-90.[27] Two other proposals were made for the city's lone casino license, but the city council only recommended the Hard Rock proposal to the Illinois Gaming Board, who will decide which site will get the license.[28]

In November 2019, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain opened adjacent to the Toyota Amphitheatre near Wheatland, California.

Also in November, Hard Rock announced a new hotel in São Paulo, Brazil, in the heart of popular Paulista Avenue.

Other international locations include:

  • Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, Coquitlam, B.C., Canada
  • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana, Macao, Dominican Republic
  • Hard Rock Hotel Bali, Bali, Indonesia
  • Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, Cáncun, Mexico
  • Hard Rock Hotel Davos, Davos, Switzerland
  • Hard Rock Hotel Goa, Bardez, India
  • Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, Islas Baleares, Spain
  • Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis, Panama City, Panama
  • Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Penang, Malaysia
  • Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya, Chonburi, Thailand
  • Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
  • Hard Rock Hotel Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China
  • Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
  • Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain
  • Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
  • Hard Rock Hotel London,[29] United Kingdom (co-located with Hard Rock Oxford Street restaurant)

Hard Rock Park

In March 2006, Hard Rock Cafe International announced that it had licensed the "Hard Rock" name to HRP Myrtle Beach Operations, LLC, to design, build, and operate a $400 million 150-acre (0.61 km2) theme park called Hard Rock Park. Hard Rock Park opened on April 15, 2008 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The park was expected to draw an estimated 30,000 visitors per day, promised to create more than 3,000 jobs, and was billed as the largest single investment in South Carolina's history. It planned to feature a large concert arena and six zones with more than 40 attractions. HRP Myrtle Beach Operations, LLC, filed for Chapter 11 on September 25, 2008. The company hoped to re-open in 2009 after restructuring.[30] On January 2, 2009 after failing to attract a buyer with a minimum $35 million bid for over two months, Hard Rock Park asked a Delaware Bankruptcy Court to convert the filing to Chapter 7, triggering immediate liquidation of assets to pay off creditors, and closing the park.[31]

New owners renamed the venue Freestyle Music Park and planned to reopen retaining a music-theme, but without the Hard Rock name, by Memorial Day, 2009. The park only operated one additional year and then closed, due to poor attendance.[32]

Stadiums

In August 2016, it was reported that the Miami Dolphins' stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida would be renamed Hard Rock Stadium. Super Bowl LIV was held there on February 2, 2020.[33]

The Hard Rock Club is a sponsored bar at the Canadian Tire Centre, with Hard Rock branding and memorabilia.[34] The stadium formerly housed Ottawa's first Hard Rock Café when it opened as The Palladium on January 15, 1996, and for many years when it was known as the Corel Centre. The café closed on August 8, 2002 and was replaced with the Frank Finnigan's restaurant.[35] Since October 17, 2013, the restaurant is known as Chek Point, and is sponsored by SportChek.[36] The Hard Rock Club bar was announced on October 9, 2018 and opened near the former Hard Rock Café. The bar features memorabilia from over a dozen artists, restaurant-style seating, and dedicated stadium seating.[34]

Acquisition by the Seminole Tribe of Florida

On December 7, 2006, Rank sold its Hard Rock business to the Seminole Tribe of Florida for $965 million. Included in the deal were 124 Hard Rock Cafes, four Hard Rock Hotels, two Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hotels, two Hard Rock Live! concert venues, and stakes in three unbranded hotels. Rank retained the Hard Rock Casino in London, and rebranded it the G Casino Piccadilly. The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was also not part of the deal, as it was sold by Peter Morton to Morgans Hotel Group in May 2006.[37] The final takeover was mired in controversy, due to a payment clause in a contract with one casino developer, Power Plant Entertainment. Power Plant and the Seminoles announced a settlement in April 2007 which both sides called equitable.[38] On January 8, 2007, Rank shareholders approved the Seminoles' $965 million offer. The Tribe announced it had finalized the deal on March 11, 2007.[39]

On June 22, 2008, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood began "Vegas-style" table gambling in addition to the Class II slots already in operation. To win approval for the table games, which were barred under Florida law, the Seminole Tribe paid the State of Florida $100 million as part of a 25-year pact signed by Governor Charlie Crist. On July 3, 2008, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the governor's agreement was unconstitutional, but table games continue to operate because the Federal Department of the Interior approved the now-invalid pact with the state.[40]

List of locations

Location (city) Location (country) Status Established Closed/Moved Comments
London Open June 14, 1971 -- [41]
Toronto Canada Closed June 23, 1978 May 24, 2017 Now Shoppers Drug Mart[42]
Los Angeles United States Closed October 24, 1982 December 21, 2006 Relocated to Hollywood [43]
Tokyo (Roppongi) Japan Open July 4, 1983 -- [44]
New York City United States Open April 12, 1984 August 12, 2005 Relocated to Times Square[45]
San Francisco United States Open September 10, 1984 August 26, 2002 Relocated to Fisherman's Wharf[46]
Stockholm Sweden Open April 16, 1985 -- [47]
Chicago United States Open June 17, 1986 -- [48]
Dallas United States Closed November 6, 1986 March 3, 2007 Relocated July 15, 2009. Closed July 31, 2019[49]
Houston United States Closed November 6, 1986 May 27, 2020 Relocated May 21, 2000. Closed permanently May 27, 2020[50]
Cancún Mexico Open June 9, 1987 March 19, 2016 Reopened[51]
Honolulu United States Open July 15, 1987[52] November 23, 2000 Relocated
Reykjavík Iceland Open July 25, 1987 October 30, 2016[53] Closed May 29, 2005. Relocated to Lækjargata 2A, Reykjavík.
New Orleans United States Open November 11, 1987[54] December 29, 2012 Relocated
La Jolla United States Closed December 11, 1988 October 13, 2008 Originally San Diego, renamed when downtown location opened.[55]
Sydney Australia Open April 1, 1989 July 8, 2011[56] Closed October 22, 2007. Relocated
Toronto SkyDome Canada Closed June 6, 1989 September 27, 2009[57] Now John Street Terrace and Acura Executive Suites.
Boston United States Open June 12, 1989 July 2, 2007 The 2007 relocation was from 131 Clarendon St. in the Back Bay to 22 Clinton St. (Faneuil Hall Marketplace)[58]
Acapulco Mexico Closed December 8, 1989 January 17, 2014
Washington, D.C. United States Open January 1, 1990[59] --
Singapore Singapore Open February 6, 1990[60] --
Orlando United States Open June 7, 1990[61] December 11, 1998 Universal CityWalk complex, Relocated
Maui United States Closed July 23, 1990 December 31, 2016[62]
Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel United States Closed September 7, 1990 February 3, 2020[63] Reopening as Virgin Hotels Las Vegas November 2020 [64]
Montreal Canada Closed September 20, 1990 September 27, 2009[65]
Puerto Vallarta Mexico Closed December 30, 1990 August 7, 2011[66]
Aspen United States Closed January 22, 1991 November 1, 2000[67]
Bangkok Thailand Open April 22, 1991[68] --
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Open November 9, 1991[69] --
Paris France Open November 24, 1991[70] --
Osaka Japan Open January 17, 1992[71] September 14, 2001 Relocated
Tijuana Mexico Closed April 26, 1992 June 19, 2008[72]
Berlin Germany Open May 18, 1992[73] April 26, 2010[74]
Jakarta Indonesia Open October 2, 1992 - Originally lobster at Sarinah Plaza. Relocated to Plaza Indonesia Entertainment X'nter in July 2004. Currently located at Pacific Place since 2014.[75]
Atlanta United States Open November 9, 1992[76] --
Newport Beach United States Closed November 23, 1992 June 23, 2005[77]
St. Thomas Virgin Islands Closed December 17, 1992 April 23, 2005[78]
San Juan Puerto Rico Open March 5, 1993 August 17, 2018 Closed April 22, 2011. Reopened in the Condado area.[79]
Tel Aviv Israel Closed July 1, 1993 December 1, 1997[80]
Miami United States Open September 21, 1993[81] --
Mexico City Mexico Closed September 23, 1993 May 24, 2013[82]
Bali Indonesia Open October 8, 1993[83] --
Taipei Taiwan Closed December 22, 1993 February 2, 2002
Beijing China Closed May 14, 1994 September 22, 2012[84]
Nashville United States Open June 21, 1994[85] --
Cozumel Mexico Open October 22, 1994 December 10, 2014 Closed August 31, 2005. Relocated[86]
Hong Kong Kowloon Hong Kong Closed November 13, 1994 November 23, 2008[87]
Madrid Spain Closed November 25, 1994 July 21, 2020[88] Hard Rock Shop on Calle de Preciados still open. Take-away and delivery food available.
San Antonio United States Open January 12, 1995 --
Hong Kong at Chater Road Hong Kong Closed March 18, 1995 October 1, 1999
Calgary Canada Closed April 1, 1995 June 1, 2000
Vancouver Canada Closed June 6, 1995 June 1, 2000
Edmonton Canada Closed July 7, 1995 June 1, 2000 Inside West Edmonton Mall
Myrtle Beach United States Open July 10, 1995 October 7, 2016 Broadway at the Beach complex since opening. Relocated to The Avenue section of Broadway at the Beach
Copenhagen Denmark Open July 18, 1995 --
Whistler Canada Closed September 5, 1995 June 1, 2000
Buenos Aires Argentina Open October 15, 1995 --
Melbourne Australia Closed October 20, 1995 October 21, 2007
Phoenix United States Open October 21, 1995 February 25, 2002 Relocated, closed February 28, 2020
Banff Canada Closed October 22, 1995 June 1, 2000
Taichung Taiwan Closed December 1, 1995 December 1, 1996
Cabo San Lucas Mexico Closed December 10, 1995 August 31, 2013 Unauthorized location[89]
Antwerp Belgium Open December 15, 1995 March 20, 2017 Closed April 24, 1997. Relocated
Makati Philippines Closed December 15, 1995 July 1, 2017 Renamed to Johnny B. Good after closed
Universal City United States Closed January 12, 1996 January 6, 2020 Formerly located on Universal CityWalk complex
Ottawa (Kanata) Canada Open January 15, 1996 -- Hard Rock Café closed on August 8, 2002.
Hard Rock Club bar announced in 2018.[34]
Surfers Paradise Australia Open March 22, 1996 -- Originally called Gold Coast.
Ottawa Canada Closed June 26, 1996 September 1, 2013 Rideau Carleton Raceway to become Hard Rock Ottawa in 2021.
Niagara Falls United States Open July 10, 1996 --
Shanghai China Closed August 2, 1996 July 28, 2018 Closed March 21, 2004. Reopened at January 2017
Guangzhou China Closed September 2, 1996 May 18, 2003
Key West United States Open September 27, 1996 --
Atlantic City United States Open November 15, 1996 June 28, 2018 Closed September 30, 2017 as part of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City improvements plan. Restaurant originally opened as part of the Trump Taj Mahal, it remained open (independently operated) after the hotel and casino's closure until current round of construction began as part of conversion with its new owners. Relocated June 28, 2018.
Cape Town South Africa Open November 22, 1996 October 11, 2017 Closed June 17, 2001. Relocated
Seoul South Korea Closed December 2, 1996 February 18, 2018 Closed January 1, 2007. Reopened on April 18, 2008 but closed again in April 2009. Reopened on October 21, 2014.
Niagara Falls Canada Canada Open December 9, 1996 --
Beirut Lebanon Closed December 19, 1996 September 9, 2013 [90]
Shenzhen China Open May 27, 1997 November 1998 Re-opened at September 15, 2017
Nagoya Japan Closed July 1, 1997 December 31, 2010
Baltimore United States Open July 4, 1997 --
Yokohama Japan Open July 18, 1997 --
Sacramento United States Closed August 13, 1997 March 27, 2010
Amman Jordan Closed August 14, 1997 September 1, 2000
Manama Bahrain Open October 4, 1997 --
Barcelona Spain Open November 10, 1997 --
Memphis United States Open November 14, 1997 July 3, 2014 Relocated two blocks west in 2014[91]
Dubai United Arab Erimates Open December 13, 1997 November 18, 2011 Closed March 8, 2009. Relocated
Philadelphia United States Open January 15, 1998 --
Lima Peru Closed February 20, 1998 December 17, 2012 Closed December 3, 2001. Relocated and closed again March 15, 2019.
Edinburgh United Kingdom Open March 28, 1998 --
Guam Guam Open May 10, 1998 --
Ankara Turkey Closed May 27, 1998 February 8, 2002
Lake Tahoe United States Closed June 30, 1998 May 13, 2018
Salt Lake City United States Closed June 30, 1998 December 7, 2008
Cleveland United States Closed July 2, 1998 July 24, 2016 Relocated to Northfield Park[92]
Kona United States Closed July 21, 1998 July 9, 2008
Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt Open July 24, 1998 --
San Diego United States Closed July 28, 1998 December 31, 2017
Saipan Northern Mariana Islands Open August 18, 1998 --
St. Louis United States Closed August 24, 1998 August 16, 2018
Denver United States Open November 5, 1998 --
Guadalajara Mexico Closed November 7, 1998 October 1, 2008
Rome Italy Open December 10, 1998 --
Amsterdam Netherlands Open March 20, 1999 --
Indianapolis United States Closed April 13, 1999 March 18, 2019 Lease expired. Permanently closed.
Kobe Japan Closed April 27, 1999 December 31, 2003
Fort Lauderdale United States Closed July 7, 1999 May 9, 2004 New location Hollywood, FL.
Gatlinburg United States Closed September 5, 1999 May 18, 2014 New location Pigeon Forge.
Oasis United Kingdom Closed April 14, 2000 January 31, 2002
Fukuoka Japan Open April 26, 2000 April 27, 2016 Closed Hawks Town Mall March 31, 2016. Relocated to JRJP Hakata Building at JR Hakata Station[93][94]
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands Open April 28, 2000 December 10, 2014 Closed October 13, 2013. Relocated
Rio de Janeiro Brazil Closed June 27, 2000 July 25, 2011 Relocated at base of Corcovado
Manchester United Kingdom Open September 12, 2000 --
St. Julian's Malta Open November 25, 2000 --
Osaka (Universal) Japan Open March 22, 2001 -- Located in Universal CityWalk complex.
Managua Nicaragua Open May 1, 2001 April 18, 2018 Closed December 2001. Relocated
Cairo Egypt Open May 4, 2001 March 1, 2018 Closed December 31, 2010. Relocated[95]
Belfast United Kingdom Closed May 9, 2001 September 25, 2004
Queenstown New Zealand Closed May 28, 2001 September 28, 2004
Bogotá Colombia Open October 1, 2001 --
Pattaya Thailand Open October 15, 2001 --
Birmingham United Kingdom Closed November 20, 2001 May 15, 2007
Munich Germany Open February 25, 2002 --
Austin United States Closed February 27, 2002 January 2, 2006
Tokyo (Ueno) Japan Open March 25, 2002 --
Nottingham United Kingdom Closed June 5, 2002 November 12, 2007
Pittsburgh United States Open June 24, 2002 --
Minneapolis United States Closed September 12, 2002 September 30, 2011
Leeds United Kingdom Closed December 2, 2002 July 3, 2007
Cologne Germany Open April 28, 2003 --
Lisbon Portugal Open June 12, 2003 --
Panama Panama Open September 8, 2003 September 8, 2004 Relocated to Multicentro September 8, 2004. Closed September 2013. Re-opened Fall 2016
Moscow Russia Open September 17, 2003 --
Cardiff United Kingdom Closed October 13, 2003 October 12, 2010
Nassau Bahamas Open October 21, 2003
Detroit United States Closed November 10, 2003 January 26, 2019 Lease expired.
Malta Malta Open February 1, 2004 March 2, 2006 Relocated
Catania Italy Closed February 24, 2004 October 10, 2006
Hollywood FL United States Open May 11, 2004 --
Louisville United States Open May 31, 2004 --
Dublin Ireland Open June 29, 2004 --
Destin United States Closed July 2, 2004 June 21, 2014
Foxwoods United States Open August 20, 2004 --
Athens Greece Open September 14, 2004 April 6, 2015 Closed March 31, 2014. Relocated[96]
Hurghada Egypt Open November 12, 2004 --
Kuwait Kuwait Closed November 20, 2004 February 28, 2014
Gothenburg Sweden Open December 10, 2004 --
Caracas Venezuela Closed May 12, 2005 Jun 3, 2020
Playa del Inglés Spain Closed December 2, 2005 October 1, 2009
Oslo Norway Open December 12, 2005 --
Belo Horizonte Brazil Closed December 23, 2005 May 25, 2014
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Open July 14, 2006 June 14, 2014 Relocated
Mumbai Worli India Closed September 12, 2006 November 2018
Narita Japan Closed September 15, 2006 August 19, 2012
Ocho Rios Jamaica Closed November 22, 2006 February 3, 2011
Margarita Venezuela Open November 27, 2006 --
Warsaw Poland Open February 8, 2007 --
Biloxi United States Open July 1, 2007 --
Punta Cana Dominican Republic Open July 2, 2007 --
Nadi Fiji Open December 4, 2007 --
Cartagena Colombia Open December 13, 2007 --
Bengaluru India Open December 29, 2007 --
Bucharest Romania Open January 1, 2008 --
Singapore Changi Airport Singapore Closed January 9, 2008 December 18, 2016
Mallorca Spain Open November 29, 2008 --
Aruba Aruba Open December 12, 2008 --
Pune India Open January 11, 2009 --
Yankee Stadium United States Open March 30, 2009 --
Prague Czech Republic Open April 3, 2009 --
Venice Italy Open April 9, 2009 --
New Delhi India Open June 4, 2009 --
Las Vegas United States Open September 5, 2009 --
Penang Malaysia Open September 15, 2009 --
Hyderabad India Open September 21, 2009 --
Marbella Spain Open October 30, 2009 --
Phuket Thailand Open November 29, 2009 --
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Open December 17, 2009 -- Rights owned by the Highlands Coffee conglomerate
Seattle United States Open February 10, 2010 --
Sentosa Singapore Open April 22, 2010 --
Kraków Poland Open June 4, 2010 --
Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard United States Open July 19, 2010 --
Medellín Colombia Open September 3, 2010 --
Glyfada Greece Closed December 17, 2010 October 10, 2012
Sint Maarten Netherlands Open December 20, 2010 --
Tampa United States Open December 21, 2010 --
Hong Kong at Lan Kwai Fong Hong Kong Open April 18, 2011 -- [97]
Florence Italy Open June 14, 2011 -- [98]
Costa Maya Mexico Closed August 16, 2011 May 21, 2012
Hamburg Germany Open August 17, 2011 -- [99]
Budapest Hungary Open December 14, 2011 -- [100]
Macau Macau Open February 14, 2012 Hotel re-branded as Countdown Hotel in July 2017.
New Buffalo, Michigan at Four Winds New Buffalo United States Open July 11, 2012 Closed October 31, 2020 -- [101]
Brussels at Grand Place Belgium Open July 31, 2012 -- [102]
Helsinki Finland Open October 15, 2012 --
Nicosia Cyprus Closed October 15, 2012 May 21, 2013
Kota Kinabalu Malaysia Closed November 15, 2012 April 30, 2020 Cafe opened at April 1, 2015[103]
Santiago Chile Open December 19, 2012 --
Guatemala City Guatemala Open January 7, 2013 -- [103]
Malacca City Malaysia Open January 28, 2013 --
Nabq Egypt Open February 23, 2013 --
Ibiza Spain Open June 4, 2013 --
Mumbai, Andheri India Open September 1, 2013 --
San José Costa Rica Open September 21, 2013 -- [103]
Nice France Open October 11, 2013 --
Glasgow United Kingdom Open November 16, 2013 -- [104]
Tenerife Spain Open November 19, 2013 --
Johannesburg South Africa Open December 3, 2013[105] --
Northfield Park United States Closed December 18, 2013 April 2019 Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park was sold to MGM and became MGM Northfield Park.
Chennai India Closed December 29, 2013 May 31, 2016
Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia Open February 24, 2014 -- [103]
Istanbul Turkey Closed December 29, 2013 February 1, 2017 [106]
Gurgaon India Open March 23, 2014 --[103]
Pigeon Forge United States Open May 20, 2014 -- This is a move from Gatlinburg[103]
Anchorage United States Open June 28, 2014 -- [107]
Angkor Cambodia Open June 22, 2014 -- [108]
Vienna Austria Open June 30, 2014 -- [109]
Gda?sk Poland Open July 1, 2014 --
Mall of America United States Open August 28, 2014 -- [110]
Almaty Kazakhstan Open October 30, 2014 --
Aeroparque Jorge Newbery Argentina Open November 22, 2014 --
Marseille France Closed November 30, 2014 September 5, 2017
Asuncion Paraguay Open December 20, 2014 -- [111]
Podgorica Montenegro Open February 8, 2015 --
Curitiba Brazil Open May 28, 2015 --
Guanacaste Costa Rica Open June 27, 2015 --
Busan South Korea Closed October 18, 2015 February 18, 2018
Port El Kantaoui Tunisia Open December 27, 2015 --
Vientiane Laos Closed December 31, 2015 May 31, 2018
Lagos Nigeria Open March 11, 2016 --
Koh Samui Thailand Open April 30, 2016 --
Ayia Napa Cyprus Open May 29, 2016 -- Relocated from Nicosia
Tbilisi Georgia Open June 16, 2016 --
Seville Spain Open August 4, 2016 --
Baku Azerbaijan Open August 28, 2016 --
Hangzhou China Closed October 30, 2016 July 28, 2018
Lyon France Open October 30, 2016 --
Porto Portugal Open November 20, 2016 --
Pretoria South Africa Open November 26, 2016 --
Chiang Mai Thailand Open December 6, 2016 --
Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Open December 10, 2016 --
Montego Bay Jamaica Open December 24, 2016 --
Ushuaia Argentina Open December 24, 2016 --
Tampa International Airport United States Open August 6, 2016 --
Houston Airport United States Open May 15, 2017 -- [112]
Valencia Spain Open May 28, 2017 --
Andorra la Vella Andorra Open July 25, 2017 -- [113]
Innsbruck Austria Open August 13, 2017 --
La Paz Bolivia Closed September 18, 2017 July 15, 2019 --
Phnom Penh Cambodia Open November 7, 2017 --
Kolkata India Open December 20, 2017 -- [114]
Ezeiza Airport Argentina Open December 20, 2017 --
Yangon Burma Closed May 1, 2017 April 2019 --
Wroc?aw Poland Open March 22, 2018 --
Tianjin China Open April 20, 2018 --
Saint Petersburg Russia Open June 13, 2018 --
Gramado Brazil Open July 22, 2018 --
San Juan Puerto Rico Open August 17, 2018 -- Previously located in the Old San Juan.
Desaru Malaysia Open October 4, 2018 --
Dubai Airport United Arab Emirates Open November 17, 2018 --
Montevideo Uruguay Open December 19, 2018 --
Manila Philippines Open December 30, 2018 --
Málaga Spain Open March 10, 2019 --
Fortaleza Brazil Open March 13, 2019
Piccadilly Circus United Kingdom Open July 8, 2019 --
Oxford Street United Kingdom Open April 30, 2019 -- Opened as the restaurant within the Hard Rock Hotel London (also opened 30 April 2019)
Kyoto Japan Open July 12, 2019 --
Ponce Puerto Rico Open November 25, 2020 -- Inside Aloft Hotel[115]
Ciudad del Este Paraguay Planned 2019
Milan Italy Planned 2019
Chandigarh India Planned 2019
Georgetown Guyana Open May 10, 2020
Belgrade Serbia Planned 2020 [116]
Port Dickson Malaysia Planned 2020 [117]
Montería Colombia Planned 2020
Gran Canaria Spain Open December 22, 2019
Ribeirão Preto Brazil Planned 2020
Newcastle United Kingdom Planned 2021
San Fernando Trinidad and Tobago Planned 2020 [118]
Mandalika Indonesia Planned TBA [119]

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See also

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