Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Announces Star-Studded Grand Opening Celebration Set for March 6Th

Featuring Duo "Phantogram"

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Palm Springs, Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will officially celebrate its arrival in Southern California with a star-studded Grand Opening celebration on March 6th, 2014, featuring a poolside performance by Phantogram, starting at 9 p.m. The popular hazy dream-pop duo consisting of Josh Carter and Sarah Barthel, released their highly anticipated sophomore album "Voices" this week.

As the first music-inspired hotel in Palm Springs, the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Grand Opening marks a new chapter in Palm Springs tourism, as the area is experiencing a revival ignited by a new wave of visitors to the area. Palm Spring's standing as a mecca for music lovers, being home to the famed Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, is heightened by the Hard Rock Hotel's introduction.  

A spectacular evening of entertainment, the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Grand Opening revelry is headlined by Phantogram, which sold out its only other public southern California show (upcoming on February 22) at the Hollywood Palladium theater weeks in advance. The band is breaking ground in the music scene with their distinct infusion of electronic loops, hip-hop beats, soul sounds and dream-like pop influences. Their newest album, "Voices," dropped just yesterday, February 18, via Republic Records.

The Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs Grand Opening event will also include a variety of popular DJs and a star-studded invitation list, including hotel industry movers and shakers, as well as recognizable names in the music industry, such as Paul Tollett and Skip Paige of Goldenvoice.  A limited number of room packages, which include entry to the event, will be made available in coming weeks. Individual tickets to this exclusive grand opening party will also be available for $20 at the door.

"We are just getting started," said hotel owner Andy Carpiac. "This Grand Opening event is our way of saying thank you to our guests, fans, friends, and colleagues who have helped make the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs a reality and who are an important part of our efforts to become a top entertainment resort destination on the West Coast.  The Palm Springs market is surging right now and we're excited to be a part of the momentum in this very unique, thriving destination city."

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is a music-inspired resort offering 163 luxury guest rooms, a buzzing pool and entertainment scene with DJs playing every weekend, plus excellent dining and events in the heart of the newly resurgent Downtown Palm Springs. The hotel offers a long list of amenities including the groundbreaking, interactive "Sound Of Your Stay®," where guests can rock out with hands-on music experiences.  Other music-inspired amenities include a VIP Rock Star Suite, a Rock Spa®, a Body Rock® workout facility, and the world-famous Rock Shop® featuring Hard Rock's iconic, collectible merchandise.

More details on the March 6th Grand Opening event will be announced in coming weeks. Media wishing to request credentials may reach out to Therese_Everett@HRHPalmSprings.com or Jill Chandler, JChandler@Zimmerman.com.

About Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs

Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is a luxury 163-room resort located in the heart of downtown Palm Springs, California. This beautiful, music-inspired hotel offers comfort, style, and sophistication in an atmosphere that is anything but uptight. Its location just two hours from Los Angeles makes it the perfect getaway, with year-round sunshine, a Rock Spa, shimmering pool with cabanas, plus fine dining and entertainment served up with a cool, laid back vibe. Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is owned by Kittridge Hotels & Resorts, LLC. For more information visit www.HRHPalmSprings.com, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Hard Rock International

With a total of 179 venues in 55 countries, including 139 cafes, 19 hotels and 9 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. 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. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company's two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna, Anchorage and Siem Reap. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi, Ibiza and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Therese Everett
Director of Marketing & PR
760-969-6650