Highly Anticipated Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza To Host Ibiza International Music Summit as First Major Event

London, 17 January, 2014: The Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza, set to open on 18th May, has announced the Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS) as its first major event.

Staying true to its musical heritage, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will kick off its first season on 21 May, 2014 with one of the world’s most influential music industry gatherings, The Ibiza International Music Summit (IMS), which in the last seven years has grown from an intimate group of music leaders to a major opening weekend on the island. Combining the style and energy of the legendary Hard Rock brand with the vibrant Ibiza island setting, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will open on the seafront of Ibiza’s iconic Playa d’en Bossa as an oasis of entertainment for all ages. On its open air stage, guests will be able to enjoy concerts by internationally acclaimed bands and artists, which perfectly complement the local scene and set Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza as a place of pilgrimage for music lovers.

As the international reputation of IMS grows, Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza is a natural progression for the summit, which will bring together the most important and influential decision makers in electronic music. The new property will welcome leading thinkers, futurists, trailblazers, artists, global brands and technology pioneers, who will debate, announce and explain new initiatives and strategies whilst enjoying all the facilities that Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza has to offer.

“We are delighted that the Ibiza International Music Summit has decided to celebrate its annual event at the new Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza”, shares Juan José Calvo, corporate director of sales and marketing at Palladium Hotel Group. “With music being one of the most important aspects of our new hotel, there is a natural compatibility between the IMS and Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza.”

“IMS was created so people can debate and be inspired about the future of a technology-driven genre of music, so inevitably our host venue needs to also move with the times,” states Ben Turner, IMS partner and panel speaker. “This is a major opportunity for us to create a new home as we expand with the genre and with the ambitions of our delegates. We are impressed with the work of Hard Rock International and feel we are in good hands. The irony of the history and name of the hotel is not lost on us – this is a true reflection of how our music is seeping into mainstream culture worldwide and continuing to break down barriers of entry.”

Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will boast 493 rooms, combining the island’s Mediterranean flavor with the philosophy of the popular Hard Rock brand. It will include 235 suites and leisure facilities, such as the Rock Spa®, Body Rock® workout facility and the world famous Rock Shop®, featuring Hard Rock’s merchandise. To add to the destination’s highly anticipated nightlife offerings, the hotel is also set to include exceptional dining and entertainment, such as a lobby bar, kids club, teen venue and beach club. Guests can enjoy the natural beauty of Ibiza with private swim-out pools for specialty suites, in addition to two pools enhanced with bars, private cabanas and poolside service. Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza will electrify the region with outstanding entertainment by local and global icons for up to 2,500 guests to experience live at the main outdoor pool stage. In addition, pop culture fans will be treated to iconic music memorabilia lining the hotel walls and the brand’s groundbreaking amenity program, The Sound of Your Stay®. The amenity program offers Hard Rock fans three components: tracks., where guests receive an exclusive code to download a personal playlist, curated by music pros and celebs for the ultimate soundtrack to the hotel experience; picks., offering fans a menu of 20 Fender® guitars for an in-room jam session complete with amps and Nixon headphones; and mix., where music fanatics match beats and remix like a pro with the in-room delivery of a Traktor Kontrol Z1 mixer, an iPad loaded with digital mixing software and high-end headphones.

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.

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, www.hardrockhotels.com, www.hardrock.com/social.