Penang will be buzzing with rock 'n' roll energy when Malaysia's first Hard Rock Hotel opens along Batu Ferringhi in late 2008 announced HPL Hotels & Resorts today. With its bustling nightlife and abundance of cultural opportunities Penang is the perfect location for Malaysia's first Hard Rock Hotel.
The first Hard Rock Hotel in Asia was opened in Bali in 1998. The 418-room Hard Rock Hotel Bali was followed by a 320-room Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya in 2001. Both resorts were exceedingly well received by both the local and international markets with Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya named the "Hard Rock Hotel of the Year" by Hard Rock International in 2005.
Casuarina Beach Resort, which closed in Dec 2006, will undergo extensive renovation to give the property a complete makeover before it opens as the 255-room Hard Rock Hotel Penang. Keeping true to Hard Rock's Iconic image, Asia's third Hard Rock Hotel will feature hip, contemporary design combined with exciting activities and energetic service that preserves the brand's passion and irreverence.
There are currently 8 Hard Rock Hotels around the world, located in Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Hollywood, Las Vegas, Orlando, Pattaya and Tampa. 2 more are scheduled to open in the fall of 2007 - Hard Rock Hotel San Diego and Hard Rock Hotel New York.
Headquartered in Singapore, HPL Hotels & Resorts is a hospitality management company, operated and wholly owned by Singapore main-board listed, Hotel Properties Limited (HPL). The HPL Group has interests in 22 properties in 8 countries with over 4,900 rooms.
Source : http://www.hplhotels.com/