September 29, 2016 9:34 AM ET

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Company Overview of Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc.

Company Overview

Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. owns and operates restaurants, hotels, casinos, and live music venues in the United States and internationally. It also provides tees, hats, bags, jewelry/watches, accessories, and outerwear for men and women; pins, glassware, and pins accessories; and apparel for kids online. The company also provides meetings and events spaces, and franchises opportunities. Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. was formerly known as Rank Licensing, Inc. The company was founded in 1971 and is based in Orlando, Florida. It has cafes, hotels, and casino locations in North America, the Caribbean and Central America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. Hard Roc...

6100 Old Park Lane

Orlando, FL 32835

United States

Founded in 1971





Key Executives for Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 59
Age: 67
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance
Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. Key Developments

Hard Rock International to Open Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast in the Southeastern Region of Malaysia

Hard Rock International continues the expansion of its Hotel brand throughout Asia-Pacific by announcing Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast. Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast is slated to open fall 2017 in the southeastern region of Malaysia, in the state of Johor. The 365-room hotel will be part of the integrated destination resort, Desaru Coast, encompassing entertainment, restaurants, shopping, a waterpark and 45-holes of golf, among other leisure offerings. The project is in collaboration with Themed Attractions Resorts & Hotels Sdn Bhd, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, to develop, manage and operate destinations in Southeast Asia. The upcoming Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast will add to the vast array of entertainment and leisure offerings that will make Desaru Coast Malaysia's premium integrated destination. Guests of Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast will be centrally located in Phase 1 within Desaru Coast, overlooking and providing easy access to the Desaru Coast Adventure Water Park, as well as the Retail Village, the resort's waterfront shopping and social hub. Catering to the distinct needs of the modern traveler, Hard Rock Hotel guests will also have access to the fully equipped Desaru Coast Conference Center and two championship golf courses designed by golf professionals, Ernie Els and Vijay Singh.  Plans for Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast call for an assortment of offerings and amenities, including signature brand programs. Guests will enjoy a sparkling pool, complete with poolside bar and grill, as well as an all-day dining restaurant and fast-casual eatery. With no shortage of brand-exclusive amenities and programs, the hotel will feature a full-service Rock Spa® equipped with two outdoor treatment rooms and Rhythm & Motion®, the brand's differentiated music-infused spa treatments. Like all Hard Rock Hotels around the globe, the upcoming property will feature The Sound of Your Stay® music amenity program, providing guests with firsthand interactive musical experiences and the opportunity to check out a Fender guitar for in-room jam sessions.  Multigenerational travelers will take comfort in the Roxity Kids Club designed for young rockers ages 3-12, while having the opportunity to take their memories home through exclusive merchandise available at the Rock Shop®. Travelers looking for the ultimate rock star experience can opt to stay in the property's sole Rock Star Suite, the brand's take on the classic penthouse, or enjoy VIP perks at the Rock Royalty Lounge.

Hard Rock International Names Duana Klein Vice President of Licensing at Hard Rock International

Hard Rock International announced that Duana Klein has been appointed Vice President of Licensing for Hard Rock International. In this newly created role, Klein will oversee the company’s global licensing initiatives outside of the Rock Shop. Most recently, Klein served as Executive Director for MGM Resorts International. Previous positions include Director of Private Brands/Licensing for Meijer, as well as licensing leadership roles with retailers such as Home Depot and CVS.

Hard Rock International and glh Hotels Announce Hard Rock Hotel London

Hard Rock International in collaboration with glh Hotels, unveils plans for Hard Rock Hotel London. A conversion of the existing Cumberland Hotel, once frequent host to guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, the upcoming Hard Rock Hotel London will be ideally situated in one of the city's most sought after locations ­ directly at Marble Arch on Hyde Park and at the crossroads of the iconic Oxford Street and Park Lane. Offering panoramic views over Hyde Park, the 900-room Hard Rock Hotel London is scheduled for completion in summer 2018.

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