– Nile Rodgers and Chic will feature at the official grand opening event of Europe’s first Hard Rock Hotel

– Robin Thicke and Snoop Dogg also confirm concerts at Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza this summer

London, 23 April – Europe’s first Hard Rock Hotel, the highly anticipated Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, has revealed plans for its official Grand Opening on 13th June 2014. Guests, celebrities and VIPs will be part of the debut event to celebrate the property’s launch, which will feature an exclusive performance by legendary disco band Chic, alongside its co-founder and guitarist Nile Rodgers, most recently noted for his collaboration on Daft Punk’s smash hit, Get Lucky. The Grand Opening will kick off at 6pm and finish at midnight.

The opening event leads the way for a series of concerts throughout the summer that will take place every Friday at the new hotel’s outdoor concert terrace. The stellar line-up of international artists includes R&B singer/songwriter Robin Thicke whose song Blurred Lines rose to the top of the charts garnering three Grammy nominations and will take centre stage on 4th July, 2014.International long-time rapper Snoop Dogg, who has sold more than 30 million albums, gained 26 prestigious music awards and has been nominated for 16 Grammy awards will continue the line-up by performing on 15th August, 2014.

Located on the stunning shores of Playa d’en Bossa, Ibiza’s most famous party beach boasting a plethora of leisure offerings, the new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will bring the iconic brand’s signature vibe, unmatched service and unparalleled entertainment to an island already celebrated for its preeminent music culture.

“We’re thrilled to introduce Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza as the ultimate holiday hot spot presenting electrifying headlining entertainment and lavish amenities to fans and guests worldwide,” says Abel Matutes Prats, CEO at Palladium Hotel Group. “With the buzz surrounding the property as the first of its kind in Europe and home to this year’s International Music Summit, we’re certain Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will exceed expectations and continue to intrigue the music world.”

“Ibiza has long proven itself as one of the most dynamic and sought-after destinations for music lovers,” states Josh Littman, EMEA director of development, Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos. “The distinct beauty and rich history of the area, combined with Hard Rock’s undeniable passion for music will surely attract fans worldwide as offering guests authentic unforgettable experiences is paramount to the Hard Rock brand.”

Elevating the area’s already vibrant lifestyle, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is a transformation of two former Palladium Hotel Group properties on Playa d’en Bossa. Abel Matutes Prats explains “The island has a long tradition of attracting legendary artists from around the world. In fact, Bob Marley stayed in the old hotel during his 1978 concert visit to Ibiza, and we will be carrying on this musical legacy with world-class live music and DJ performances for our guests.”

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is the newest five-star property to open on an island that is quickly developing a reputation for gourmet dining and the highest level of luxury. The hotel will feature iconic music memorabilia, contemporary décor and signature amenities such as the Rock Spa®, Body Rock® workout area, extraordinary dining and an open-air poolside stage. It will create an idealistic setting for music lovers seeking rock star luxury along with a high-energy, immersive and authentic rock music experience in a chic Mediterranean setting.

For more information about the Grand Opening Party, reservations or other details, visit www.hrhibiza.com – Ends –

About Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

Hard Rock’s latest hotel development project set to open in May 2014, the highly anticipated Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, will be an oasis of entertainment representing the legendry brand’s first beachside European Hard Rock hotel, located in Playa d’en Bossa. Offering more than 490 rooms, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will blend 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 Hard Rock’s iconic merchandise. For more information or to book a reservation, please visit www.hrhibiza.com #Rockisanattitude: Every Friday throughout the summer the best concerts of international groups both of different musical genres will be taking the stage at the hotel before a potential audience of over 2,500 people for all ages. In addition, pools and various “chill out” areas will also be the scene of spectacular events. Stay tuned for the line up!

About Hard Rock International

With a total of 179 venues in 55 countries, including 139 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 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, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com. About Editorial Enquiries For more information on Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, please contact Kate McWilliams, Georgina Oakley or Nina Derham at Lotus UK (Kate@lotus-uk.co.uk / Georgina@lotus-uk.co.uk / nina@lotus-uk.co.uk / 02079537470).