On the heels of opening new digs in Daytona Beach and its first hotel in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Hard Rock Hotels is set to amplify the Big Easy and the meetings and incentives happening there.
The opening of Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans next spring in the city’s historic French Quarter and Theater District will add 350 rooms to the area while wooing attendees with musical memorabilia and experiences like breakouts with Fender guitar jam sessions and music-centric spa menus, and regionally-inspired cuisine—including famed Pitard’s Adult Snowballs—that reflect the city’s heritage. In this respect, New Orleans was a natural fit. Almost every guest room will offer iconic views of the city, including canal-facing parade routes, from balconies and terraces. More perks: 12,000 sf of event space and a location that is adjacent to two streetcar lines and just blocks from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Danielle Babilino, SVP of global sales and marketing for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, says we should expect more from the brand this year, too.
“Our company is in the middle of a growth spurt and we’re always trying to find innovative ways that set us apart while also taking on the essence of the cities that we reside in.”
Babilino points to new developments like the June opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Atlantic City and forthcoming hotels in London and Los Cabos. The Los Cabos property, on the shores of Cabo San Lucas, is also sure to be a real stunner when it opens early next year with 639 rooms and 40,000 sf of meeting space, while the 900-room London property is a conversion of the existing Cumberland Hotel at the Marble Arch on Hyde Park at the crossroads of the iconic Oxford Street and Park Lane with panoramic views over Hyde Park.