For Immediate Release

January 3, 2011


Contacts:  Gina Morales, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa (813) 627-7771,

       ;  Dan Mackey, Bitner Goodman, (954) 703-7932;



Celebrity Red Carpet January 12th  

Featuring DJ Samantha Ronson…And More


Kick Off Hard Rock @ Nite at the NEW Hard Rock Cafe, Tampa!

Open to the Public, Ladies Drink Free 11pm – 1am


Tampa, FL - In celebration of the NEW Hard Rock Cafe, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is bringing some of rock’s legendary artists and today’s hottest celebrities to help launch the world-class entertainment destination and its late night facet; Hard Rock @ Nite. This is the world’s ONLY Cafe with slots and blackjack, the Hard Rock Girls blackjack pit is open during Hard Rock @ Nite!


            The red carpet celebration starts at 10:30pm featuring DJ Samantha Ronson and other tabloid favorites to help mark the first official Hard Rock @ Nite Party at the luxuriously appointed and state-of-the-art Hard Rock Cafe Tampa. Ronson’s A-list celebrity clients make her one of the most in-demand disc jockeys in the world. Tickets also go on sale at 10:30pm to the public for $25, ladies drink FREE from 11pm – 1am! 21 & up only, please. 


Styx opens the night in a private, invite-only party at 9pm. Live coverage at the red carpet is welcome; please contact Gina Morales to set up logistics in advance.


About Hard Rock Cafe, Tampa

Located inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,Tampa’s only Hard Rock Cafe occupies 17,500 sq. ft and offers world-class entertainment, legendary cuisine and it’s the first Cafe to offer slots and blackjack. Enjoy an expanded menu with offerings from the world famous Martorano’s Italian Restaurant, a luxuriously laid-back vibe and nightlife like no other. Dining Room:Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday 11:30AM – Midnight; Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11:30AM – 4AM. The Hard Rock Girls Blackjack Pit is open 8pm - 4am Wednesday through Sunday. This is the place to experience everything that rocks — LIVE! For more information visit  or call 813-627-7625 (ROCK).



About Hard Rock International

With a total of 169 venues in 52 countries, including 133 cafes and 15 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. 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. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang and Singapore.  Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Punta Cana, scheduled to open in 2010; Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013.  Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit  For more information on Hard Rock International, visit


About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Fla. is Florida’s ultimate entertainment destination with nearly 190,000 square feet of non-stop gaming action casino featuring Blackjack, Mini and Midi Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, 3 Card Poker, Let it Ride Poker, Casino War and Texas Hold ‘Em Poker along with over 4,100 of the most popular slot machines plus Florida’s newest, smoke-free poker room, with 50 live action tables dedicated to Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven Card Stud.  For the fifth year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded this 250-luxury room hotel its prestigious Four Diamond rating.  Enjoy a variety of critically-acclaimed restaurants and bars, including the stunning Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, Council Oak Steaks & Seafood premier steak restaurant, and Fresh Harvest for a seven live-action kitchen dining experience. Garage parking is free and valet parking is also available. The hotel & casino is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa.  For more information, call 813-627-ROCK(7625), 1-800-937-0010 or visit


5223 North Orient Rd, Tampa, FL 33610  |  1-866-388-4263

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