HRH Tower: The Hard Rock Hotel grows up

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino personnel are predicting an on-time opening of Dec. 28 for the all-suite HRH Tower, even as construction crews scamper to put finishing touches on the interior.

Described as a sophisticated, more mature rock ‘n’ roll experience, the HRH Tower will add 359 standard suites, eight spa villas (opening directly into the pool area) and seven penthouse suites as well as a spa and nightclub. The HRH Tower will also double the size of Hard Rock’s casino.


HRH Tower standard room. Courtesy photo.

Our little Hard Rock Hotel is all grown up.

The casino itself has an open and airy design, encompassing slots, blackjack tables, a high limit lounge and the center Lux Bar. A brand new parking garage offers VIP entrance to the HRH Tower, complete with silver HRH door handles.

The standard suites will introduce guests to an innovative Sound Matters Sound Bar, a touch panel music system with iPod dock, where guests have access to more than 2,000 songs. Guests without iPods can stream music through a speaker in the suite’s 40-inch flat screen TV.


Vanity Nightclub in the HRH Tower. Courtesy rendering.

Upstairs, guests will find the property’s new nightclub, Vanity, and a 25,000- square-foot spa, Reliquary. The centerpiece of Vanity is a cyclone chandelier with more than 20,000 LED lights. There is also an outdoor terrace and direct access to an outdoor Sky Bar that will open in April 2010.

But ladies may just spend all their time in the Vanity restroom  — it offers full-length, three-way mirrors as well as nail and makeup technicians.

As Vanity opens its doors to ring in 2010 on Dec. 31, the Hard Rock’s nightclub, Body English, will close its doors for good. Vanity’s grand opening party with host Diddy will take place on Jan. 2.

The HRH Tower is part of the hotel’s $750 million expansion. The Paradise Tower opened in August 2009, adding a new 17-story guest wing to the north end of the property.

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is also in the process of expanding its famous pool area. One special feature will be a cool water plunge pool to help cool guests off on those particularly hot summer days. The temperature in the plunge pool will be 15 degrees cooler than the other pools.