Hard Rock International and Palace Resorts are teaming to bring the world's first five-star, all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Punta Cana, Dominican...

Hard Rock International and Palace Resorts are teaming to bring the world’s first five-star, all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, by re-branding Palace Resorts’ Moon Palace Resort.

Slated to be re-branded in spring 2010, the 1,800-room Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will combine the distinctive atmosphere of the Hard Rock brand with the five-star Moon Palace Resort all-inclusive experience, the companies say.


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana’s 121-acre property is located on Macao Beach, a beautiful, palm-tree-lined beach which overlooks clear blue waters on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic.

The property will combine Hard Rock’s “Rock Star” suites with Moon Palace Resort’s all-inclusive luxury accommodations, including double Jacuzzis and double showers. The property will also feature an extensive collection of Hard Rock’s authentic music memorabilia, highlighting both international and local artists and incorporating diverse music genres throughout.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will feature one of the largest casinos in the Caribbean, offering more than 48,000 square feet of gaming space. The casino plans to offer a high-limit poker room, a VIP lounge and a Race and Sports Book, in addition to 457 slots and 40 tables, where guests can try their hand at traditional Las Vegas-style gaming, including Baccarat, Black Jack, Craps and Roulette.

The property will be fully equipped to handle the largest events, from full-sized rock-and-roll performances, to small, intimate occasions. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will feature more than 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, equipped with state-of-the-art technology. For those looking to celebrate romance, the hotel will have three floating wedding pavilions.

Hard Rock International and Palace Resorts announced an agreement to bring the world's first "ultimate all-inclusive" Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

Hard Rock International and Palace Resorts announced an agreement to bring the world's first "ultimate all-inclusive" Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic

Guests will have access to 11 pools, four swim-up bars, a dedicated kids pool and a lazy river. The 15,000 square-foot Body Rock fitness center, the Xtreme Center’s rock climbing wall, two tennis courts, mini-golf, billiards, ping pong and various other table games will be available for active guests. For children, there will be a dedicated Kids Club offering daily activities and childcare services.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana’s guests will also have access to an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course spread over 155 acres with 7,200 yards of golf.

The resort will also boast retail outlets, including Hard Rock’s signature Rock Shop, a 1,200-seat amphitheater and the Caribbean’s largest spa. Hard Rock’s “Rock Spa” is a 60,000 square-foot facility with 48 spa suites, including 11 total indoor and outdoor couples’ suites and two Golden VIP Suites, and one of the world’s most complete hydrotherapy circuits.

Additional services include a Beauty Salon with kids’ salon services and a wedding suite.

Hard Rock International has a total of 158 venues in 53 countries, including 128 cafes and 12 hotels/casinos. Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe and is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website.

In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock hotels and casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock hotels/casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau and Penang. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Singapore and Punta Cana, scheduled to open in 2010; Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Atlanta, Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock hotels and casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com.

Palace Resorts has 12 oceanfront resorts overlooking the Caribbean Sea or the Pacific Ocean, offering five-star all-inclusive vacations in Cancun, Riviera Maya, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, and Riviera Nayarit in Mexico and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. For more information about Palace Resorts, visit www.palaceresorts.com or call 1-800-635-1836. For calls outside the USA and Canada dial +1-305-374-4752.