The world’s fourth all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel has opened for business and hosted another Grand Opening Celebration at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in early May to prove it. The party featured a star-studded live beachside concert by Jon Bon Jovi and the Kings of Suburbia,followed by a VIP after party at the resort’s very own Club Heaven.
Other celebrity guests included Victoria’s Secret Angel Alessandra Ambrosio,Keeping Up With The Kardashians reality star Scott Disick,American Idol’s Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams,The Hills reality star and TV host Audrina Patridge,DJ Connor Cruise and DJ Jack Novak. Other notable guests included the Seminole Tribe of Florida and seven U.S. combat Wounded Warriors in Action,who are also Purple Heart recipients.
“We’re beyond excited to open our doors to yet another unmatched all-inclusive resort experience,” stated Frank Maduro,a vice president of marketing for the brand. “The explosive Grand Opening celebration was the ideal introduction to the newest all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel and amplified our presence in Mexico.”
Since 2012,the Hard Rock brand has opened three all-inclusive properties in Mexico,including resorts in Cancun,Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Maya. Located about an hour’s drive south of the Cancun International Airport in the seaside town of Puerto Aventuras,the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya boasts 1,264 rooms,a private white-sand beach,exclusive saltwater snorkeling areas,an adults-only area and a seemingly endless list of amenities.
Here,visitors can enjoy kayaking,snorkeling,beach soccer,outdoor hydro-spa tubs,poolside service,two family-friendly pools,a splash park and water slide,four adults-only pools and complimentary transportation to and from a nearby championship golf course designed by Robert von Hagge. The resort’s legendary Rock Spa is offered exclusively for adult guests,with 75 treatment rooms,a full-service beauty salon and a dedicated spa butler.
Rooms with expansive sky terrace options featuring picturesque views are available,and the property also features a 5,166-square-foot celebrity-branded Rock Star Suite,which is the largest in the Hard Rock Hotel’s entire International Collection. The space was designed by legendary singer-songwriter Bret Michaels and boasts several guitars that are always tuned and ready,kept on-hand for guests to play. The resort’s family-friendly areas also include HIT Entertainment’s Little Big Club and a teens-only area with its very own lounge and club. Family rooms have an Xbox 360 and DVD player,a kid-friendly mini bar,L’Oreal kid-themed bath products and a complimentary birthday cake upon request.
“We have thoroughly enjoyed our collaboration with All Inclusive Collection and are thrilled Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is officially open for guests of all ages to enjoy,” stated John Galloway,chief marketing officer of Hard Rock International,in a press release. “We’re certain Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya will exceed expectations.”
Other standard guest room amenities include flat screen TVs,private balconies,in-room hydro tubs,a laptop-sized safe,Rock Spa bath products,a fully stocked mini bar and free WiFi. Family-oriented rooms boast bright color palettes of red,orange and yellow,with exposed wooden beams and stone veneer. In the adults-only section,rooms have a sexier vibe,with silver,blue and purple accents. If you want to spend a little more,higher priced rooms offer an expanded liquor selection,espresso maker and two 25-minute complimentary massages.
Finally,there are three bars and four restaurants in the adults-only area,including Spanish-style tapas at Cava Roja,steak at the Torro steakhouse,world-class Italian fare at Ciao and French cuisine at Le Petit Cochon. Other dining options include The Market,which features daily breakfast and dinner buffets,as well as Pizzeto,which serves brick-oven pizzas,fresh salads,soups and pasta. In addition,Frida serves up the fiery traditional flavors of Mexico,while Ipanema offers an authentic Brazilian steakhouse experience for the whole family. If Asian fare is your preference,check out the sushi and stirfry at Zen,or just grab a quick healthy bite at one of the property’s three delis.
For more information,call +52 (984) 875 1130 or visit www.hrhrivieramaya.com.
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