Hard Rock International celebrated the grand opening of its second Malaysian property, Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast, on Saturday 28th September.
The celebration kicked-off with the brand’s signature Hard Rock guitar smash and included a star-studded musical performance from live acts. In addition, the destination offered exclusive access to the world-renowned Els Club Golf Course, the thrilling Adventure Waterpark, and the waterfront landscaped retail and lifestyle village – Riverside.
The legend of Malaysian singer Amy Search, who was the main act at the grand opening ceremony, also graciously donated his microphone stand and jacket during an exclusive donation signing ceremony, to add to the hotel’s regionally inspired collection. Rita Gilligan, the legendary waitress at the first Hard Rock Cafe in London in 1971, brought even more energy and excitement to Desaru Coast, as she attended the memorabilia and opening ceremonies.
The Grand Opening Party at Hard Rock livened up the resort area of Desaru Coast with celebrations that began with Hard Rock’s iconic Guitar Smashing official opening ceremony, along with massive fireworks.
Also featuring live performances from Malaysian rock ‘n’ roll legend Amy Search, followed by DJ Chinois, and Hydra.
“Hard Rock International is excited to continue to grow its presence in Malaysia, while celebrating 10 successful years of serving guests in Penang,” said Dale Hipsh, senior vice president of Hard Rock Hotels. “Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast is thrilled to bring our one-of-a-kind vibe, signature brand amenities, and globally renowned hospitality to this unique piece of paradise.”
Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast presents 365 music-inspired rooms and suites with balconies and over 780 square feet of indoor event space, meeting rooms, along with the signature The Sound of Your Stay® music programme where the mood can be set with a complimentary Crosley turntable or rock out in their room with a Fender guitar.
The new property also presents the brand’s signature Sessions, an all-day dining restaurant with a world of contemporary flavours. The Elephant and The Butterfly is the resort’s poolside bar and grill, presenting Latin American-inspired cuisine in a picturesque setting, GMT+8 lobby bar, Roxity Kids Club®, as well as a full-service Rock Spa®, featuring Rhythm & Motion® – the world’s first fully immersive, music-centric spa menu.
Hard Rock Desaru Coast
Address: Jln Pantai 3, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor, Malaysia
Phone: +60 7-838 8888