For Immediate Release

October 21, 2010

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


      You Know Where To Rock! Artist Renderings Show Rock and Bold Interior Design Rules at the New Hard Rock Cafe

TAMPA, FL –   The anticipated high resolution artist renderings of the new Hard Rock Cafe are now available via digital media kit . Hard Rock Cafe is currently under construction at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and scheduled to open before the end of the year. In creating what will be the prototype for the next generation of Hard Rock Cafes worldwide, the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa will fuse live music, world-famous American fare, cutting-edge technology and other surprises soon to be announced. Media will be invited to a sneak preview, behind-the-scenes guided tour before doors open.


“This Cafe will be full of stimulating sensory experiences,” said John Fontana, president of Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “Its ‘rockcentric’ interior design will rock the restaurant world with incredible innovations.”


There will be three primary entertainment areas in what is expected to be Tampa Bay’s premier dining and entertainment destination:

  • Table seating surrounding the elevated stage where the best of local and national acts will perform
  • The main Hard Rock Cafe bar opposite the stage highlighted by a dramatic multi-media canopy overarching the bar and thrusting out to the bi-level center restaurant seating area;
  • An open display kitchen with unique “burger bar”; and a Rock ShopTM of Hard Rock’s limited-edition merchandise. The Cafe will also offer an outdoor patio and bar.

The Hard Rock Cafe Tampa is designed by Klai Juba Architects, Las Vegas, with interior designs by 555 Design Fabrication Management of Chicago, who focused on every unique “rockcentric” architectural detail such as 6-foot diameter chandeliers fabricated from interior speaker cones, wall niches containing crystal LED lights, hanging light fixtures made of stacked drum cymbals, and thousands of guitar amplifier cords strung together and hung as modern art beside the stage.

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 178,000 square feet of non-stop gaming action casino featuring Blackjack, Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Asia Poker, 3 Card Poker, Let it Ride Poker, Texas Hold ‘Em Bonus and Mini Baccarat now in play along with 3,659 of the most popular slot machines plus Florida’s largest and smoke-free poker room, with 50 live action tables dedicated to no limit high stakes Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven Card Stud.  For the fourth 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 Tampa’s premier steak house Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and Fresh Harvest for a seven live-action kitchen dining experience. Garage parking is free and valet parking is also available. Authentic Native American arts and crafts store Rainmaker now open! 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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