HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES COLLABORATION WITH NYS FUNDING LLC FOR RESORT CASINO RENSSELAER, NYJune 20, 2014
APPLICATION TO BE SUBMITTED TO DEVELOP WORLD CLASS FACILITY LOCATED ON THE HUDSON RIVER
Orlando, Fla. – June 19, 2014 – Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most iconic and recognized brands – announced today it is working with NYS Funding LLC for the potential development of a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Rensselaer, NY. The proposed entertainment destination would be located at the DeLaet’s Landing site along the Hudson River in Rensselaer, NY, and would feature a mix of gaming and non-gaming amenities, including casino table games, slots, hotel rooms, and world-class food and beverage options.
“Hard Rock International is thrilled to collaborate with NYS Funding LLC to potentially create a world class facility in Rensselaer within the Capital Region, as it would become an important economic engine for the community,” said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. “We look forward to lending our global recognition, strong legacy of philanthropy and entertainment, and proven experience to this project. We are confident that this Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will positively impact the community’s economy.”
“Hard Rock is an internationally recognized brand known for high quality offerings across the globe,” said Dan Dwyer, mayor of Rensselaer. “Introducing the Hard Rock brand to the region and to our city greatly elevates the excitement around this project and will make the resort casino even more attractive and successful as a destination for the local community and visitors alike.”
More details about the proposed casino project will be released in the Request for Application submitted by NYS Funding LLC by the June 30 deadline.
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.
For more information or to book a stay at any of the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, please visit www.hardrockhotels.com.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 181 venues in 56 countries, including 140 cafes, 20 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, Ibiza, 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 and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com