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US – Hard Rock announces Las Vegas expansion

By - 26 May 2016

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has unveiled plans to add nearly 18,000 square feet of meetings and convention space by winter 2016.

The property held a “topping-off” ceremony on May 23 to commemorate the new developments which will blend the property’s stylish, cutting-edge lifestyle with a group experience that is sure to appeal to all business travellers.

“The expansion of Hard Rock Hotel’s meetings and convention space is a demonstration of how we stay in the forefront of the Las Vegas market,” said Drew Varga, vice president of operations – group sales at Hard Rock Hotel. “In town, you won’t find another hotel with the high-energy and entertaining environment that we can offer to groups.”

The “topping-off” ceremony kicked off as construction workers and executives including Jody Lake, chief operating officer at Hard Rock Hotel, Gary Scott, general manager at Hard Rock Hotel, Drew Varga, vice president of operations – group sales at Hard Rock Hotel and more signed the final beam before it was lifted into place. As part of the event, the beam was hoisted by crane on top of the steel structural element and placed into its final position.

Jody Lake then approached the podium where he welcomed attendees to the ceremony and spoke on Hard Rock Hotel’s continuous growth, prosperity and evolution since its opening in 1995. He continued by thanking the individuals responsible for their hard work and dedication to this project. A barbecue luncheon was also served to construction workers, Hard Rock Hotel executives and media members in attendance.

Highlights of the project include adding an additional 18,000 square feet of meetings and convention space, adding an additional 5,000 square feet of back-of-house storage and office space, new exterior signage along Paradise Road and the relocation of the fully functional Business Center.

Upon completion, Hard Rock Hotel will have nearly 110,000 square feet of meetings and convention space and will be able to accommodate a larger segment of business guests. It will offer a broad selection of facilities to satisfy any company’s needs from traditional conference space to unique venues. High-tech amenities include Wi-Fi, CAT5 cabling and a program to create customizable sound, light, mood and banquet packages for maximum impact.

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