Hard Rock Hotel New York hosts star-studded grand opening event | News

A-List performers John Legend, DJ Cassidy, Nas, Busta RimesFat Joe and More Turn Up the Volume in Midtown Manhattan’s New Entertainment Destination

NEW YORK, May 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The energy of New York City was electric at the Hard Rock Hotel New York, as the new hospitality and entertainment destination hosted an exclusive opening event, featuring some of the biggest names in music, film and nightlife. World renowned artists including john legend and DJ Cassidy celebrated the hotel’s debut with intimate performances, while some of the most famous names in the entertainment industry graced the star-studded red carpet and enjoyed the launch of the brand’s newest hotel.

Animated with sensory experiences at every turn, each of the hotel’s distinct locations offered moments of discovery as attendees roamed the property. Guests entered the upscale NYY Steak while art and entertainment were taken to show off the stopping heights at RT60 with Artist and DJ Alec Monopoly paint a piece at auction. Sessions and the Rock Star Suite hosted sets from Chantel Jeffries and DJ Colman and all this before the headlining performance.

The marquee event and main show took place at The venue on Music Row. The evening began with a traditional blessing from the Seminole Tribe of Florida given by SR Tommiemember of the Seminole tribe and president of the world’s largest Native American creative agency, Redline Media Group. Kenan Thompson of Saturday Night Live fame played emcee and host, introducing key leadership for Hard Rock’s guitar party moment, with President of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Marcellus Osceola Jr.and representatives of the council of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

During the ceremonial guitar smash led by President of Hard Rock International (HRI) and CEO of Seminole Gaming, Jim AllenHRI pledged monetary donations of $100,000 each one has South Asian Youth Action (SAYA) and Y women of queens. The social purpose is the life of Hard Rock, a currency-based company – Love them all, serve them all, Take the time to be kind, save the planet and all is one. Hard Rock Hotel New York aims to continue this mission at the property level, working to improve lives, help the community, sustain the earth, and inspire the power of music along the way.

john legend christened The Venue stage as the first of many headliners to perform in the intimate space. After John Legend laid the groundwork, DJ Cassidy surprised guests with the New York the beginnings of his viral phenomenon turned into a television series “Pass the Mic Live” featuring three New York hip-hop icons, Nas, Busta Rimesand Fat Joe. Wowing the crowd for nearly 90 minutes, the legendary artists took to the stage throughout Cassidy’s electrifying set, performing some of the most iconic hip-hop records of all time, including “If I Ruled The World ” by Nas, “Busta Rhymes “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” and Fat Joe’s”lean back.”

The party continued 34 stories above the skyline in the RT60 rooftop bar and terrace as Charlie Jordanand Zack Bia played back to back until dawn.

Hard Rock Hotel New York Grand Opening Ceremony photo assets are available here. For more information and reservations, go to www.hardrockhotels.com/new-york or follow on @hardrockhotelnyc.

About Hard Rock®:

Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most recognized companies in the world with locations in 68 countries spanning 241 locations that include owned/licensed or managed hotels, casinos, Rock Shops®, performance venues and cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sports betting, retail sports betting and internet gaming platform. Starting with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock has the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic musical memorabilia with over 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the world. In 2021, Hard Rock received the award for Best Employer in the Travel and Leisure, Gaming and Entertainment Industry by Forbes, named the Best Managed Company in the United States by Deloitte Private and the Wall Street Journal and named JD Power’s Top Performing Hotel Brand North. America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year. In 2020, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Top Diversity Employers and one of the Top Employers for Women. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos also received first place in the 2020 Casino Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group. Hard Rock destinations are located in international hub cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and the world’s first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, Global Gaming’s 2020 Property of the Year. The brand is owned by HRI’s parent entity, The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or boutique.hardrock.com.

About Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos®

Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos is internationally recognized as a leader in the hospitality industry – offering world-class entertainment, contemporary designs, unparalleled service and unique branded amenities, catering to modern travelers seeking respite from the traditional, predictable hotel experiences. Driven by integrity, philanthropy and unparalleled guest experiences, the brand adorns 26 distinctive hotels and 9 hotels and casinos in the world’s most enviable destinations. Hard Rock Hotels offer incredible live music, dining options that make guests’ taste buds sing, head-to-toe wellness services and many other amenities, in addition to offering best in class protocols for health and safety that Hard Rock considers SAFE+ SOUND. For more information on Hard Rock Hotels, visit hardrockhotels.com.

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