Monday, November 19, 2007
Hard Rock DubaiCan't skip this one - yesterday it was announced that Dubai's getting a 5-star Hard Rock Hotel.

As you know, we have a Hard Rock Cafe right around the corner from us here. Reports are that the Cafe is staying put, and won't move to the new hotel, which will be located in "the most central parts" of the Dubai World Trade Center and Dubai Exhibition Center - at the other end of Sheikh Zayed Road down by Emirates Towers.

The building will be 91 stories, with 350 hotel rooms and suites, 100 serviced apartments and commercial offices and retail stores.

Right now there are only five stand-alone Hard Rock Hotels in the world (Bali, Chicago, Universal Orlando Resort, Pattaya and San Diego) and four Casino Hotels (Biloxi, Hollywood, FL, Vegas and Tampa) - although different companies own or co-own each.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has owned the Hard Rock Cafe chain for about a year now, and is partnering with the Tasameem Group on this hotel.
posted by Josh at 8:57 AM |