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The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino makes it so easy to “stay and play” like a Rock Star. This fun and fab Las Vegas boutique property offers visitors a glimpse into music history with over $3 million in rare memorabilia. Michael Jackson’s famous white glove and Madonna’s bustier from her notorious Blonde Ambition tour are among the artifacts that adorn the walls.

A favorite of celebrities, musicians and the high profile hipster crowd, the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino understands the “art of perfection”. So much so, returning guests (and, there are many) have sworn off the sizzle of the Strip in favor of total Hard Rock immersion.

” Nirvana is never having to leave such a perfect playground!”

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino delivers entertainment and excitement with a twist of modern luxury. After a $750 million expansion and facelift it 2010, the property is a powerful player in the market living up to its regal rock star reputation on every level.

The secret is out – the Hard Rock has it all!

With a vast array of entertainment, dining and shopping options, guests will not be disappointed. Enjoy headliners like Santana and Bon Jovi at The Joint one of the hottest concert venues in town. Or roll the dice to win at the Hard Rock’s impressive 72,000 square foot casino. Foodies will find freedom of choice daily with 7+ onsite restaurants, bars and cafes equipped with the very best coffee maker offering menu selections from sushi to steak.

But it is Pink Taco, a funky cantina, with locations sprouting up around the country that takes the prize for atmosphere and deliciously divine California-infused Mexican fare. The restaurant’s consistent crowd pleaser is the trademark Pink Taco (Panuchos), a homemade corn tortilla stuffed with black beans and topped with grilled chicken, pickled onions, salsa and avocado. Ay Caramba! Mexican food never tasted so good. With a daily happy hour featuring 2 for 1 Margaritas and appetizer specials, Pink Taco celebrates Cinco de Mayo all year long.

And, Night Owls no need to worry about late night munchies. Mr. Lucky’s, a full service all-American diner, serves up a hearty breakfast 24/7.

Divas will delight in the collection of shops. Pick up a little bling at Rocks the Jeweler. And, find that perfect acc-sex-ssory to steam up the bedroom (handcuffs anyone?) at Loves Jones, a unique lingerie boutique dedicated to the art of seduction. Aspiring rockers will be dressed and ready to tour with their favorite A-list band after a visit to Affliction, a retailer featuring a renegade clothing line of the same name best known for dark and edgy design themes.

Not to be Missed: A-List Party Extraordinaire! You will not want to miss the wild weekend action at Hard Rock’s REHAB poolside party. Celebrity DJs spin the music and the magic that keep the bold and beautiful coming back for more.

Location: Off the Las Vegas Strip – Intersection of Harmon & Paradise. A 20 minute taxi or shuttle ride from McCarran Airport.

Rooms: ” As Distinct as the Clientele”

HRH Tower: An exclusive wing of the resort property with 359 Suites, 8 Spa Villas and 7 unique Penthouses. The HRH Tower features adjacent easy-access parking garage, a private pool area/beach club and dedicated concierge and check-in desks. Rates: $139 weekday night/ $269 weekend night

Paradise Tower: A 17 story building with 490 rooms and suites. Rates: $99 weekday night/$209 weekend night

Hard Rock Hotel Casino Tower ( Main Building): 11 story main tower building with 640 rooms – many with balconies overlooking the pool. Rates: $89 weekday night/$199 weekend night

Hotel Suites start at $2500 per night

A REAL WORLD Experience: Live your reality tv fantasy. Check into the Hard Rock’s Real World Suite for a little self-indulgence. The 4,400 square foot party space, made famous for hosting a season of the notorious series, comes complete with 3 bedrooms, its very own single lane bowling alley and also features a six-person hot tub overlooking the Strip, a oversized fish tank, and a billiard room. The Real World Price Tag: $5000+ per night

Room Amenities: Vary by Room Type

See Website for Detailed Descriptions

Resort Fee (approx. $20 per night per room) provides additional guest benefits:

  • Internet Access
  • Fitness Center Access
  • Local & Long Distance Calls within U.S.
  • Daily Newspaper
  • Valet & Shuttle Service to Fashion Show Mall on the Strip
  • Concierge & Bellman Services

Property Highlights:

  • Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa
  • 80,000 square feet of meeting and event space
  • Casino
  • The Joint – concert venue
  • Vanity Nightclub
  • A 4.8 acre tropical retreat with pool and gardens
  • 7+ restaurants/bars/cafes
  • Shopping
  • Shuttle Service to Strip
  • Self-Parking Garage and Valet

Spa Indulgence Special:

Hard Rock’s Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa offers an exclusive Holiday treat – a pampering Candy Cane Ritual revitalizing treatment.

The ritual begins with an scrub featuring raw sugar cane juice combined with crystals and peppermint oil to exfoliate and moisturize the body. The oil is applied with the use of bamboo reeds. The rolling motions of the reeds allow the peppermint oil to penetrate deeply and soothe tired and sore muscles. Priced at $120 (a sweet savings of $65). Offer valid thru December 29, 2011.

The Reliquary Spa is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (seven days a week).

Located inside the HRH Tower, this new and expansive 25,000 square foot spa features:

  • 21 Treatment Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Men’s and Women’s Locker Facilities
  • A luxurious co-ed Roman Bath
  • Oversized Lounge with fireplace
  • Jacuzzi, Sauna, Dry Sauna
  • Private Cabanas

For hotel information, reservations and general information – visit the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino website or call 800-HRD-ROCK.

Photos courtesy of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Sheila Gaspers

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