Proposal Submitted to the New York Gaming Facility Location Board for Hard Rock "On The Hudson" in Rensselaer, New York

Jun 30, 2014, 12:30 ET from Hard Rock International

ORLANDO, Fla., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world's most iconic and recognized brands – announced today that NYS Funding LLC has submitted a proposal to the New York State Gaming Facility Location Board for the potential development of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rensselaer, NY.  The proposed entertainment destination would be located along the Hudson River in Rensselaer, NY.

The approximately $300 million integrated resort and entertainment destination would feature 100 luxury hotel rooms, including signature Rock Star Suites, a Rock Spa® featuring multiple treatment rooms, a Body Rock® fitness center, meeting rooms, and approximately 50 casino table games and 1,500 slot machines.  In addition, the project would feature numerous food and beverage options, including a world-famous Hard Rock Cafe featuring iconic memorabilia from music stars young and old; contemporary American cuisine; and live music.  The centerpiece of the project would be a new pedestrian-friendly riverwalk, transforming the Rensselaer waterfront with outdoor dining, a riverfront pool and cabanas, as well as an outdoor gaming area for casino patrons, all providing unmatched views of the Hudson River and the Downtown Albany skyline.

"We are proud to submit our application for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Rensselaer in collaboration with NYS Funding LLC and the City of Rensselaer, " said Jim Allen, chairman of Hard Rock International. "This one-of-a-kind entertainment destination will be built to attract visitors from throughout the region, state of New York and local community.  The result will positively impact the economy and greatly enhance the entertainment and tourism options in the Capital Region."

"The City of Rensselaer is thrilled that NYS Funding LLC is submitting their application today to introduce the Hard Rock brand to the region," said Dan Dwyer, mayor of Rensselaer. "We are in full support of the project and look forward to working together to offer a premier destination resort casino for visitors and area residents."  

Internationally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos offer stylish and contemporary design, unparalleled service and the thread that unites them all – music. Hard Rock's current Hotel and Casino portfolio is located in the world's most desirable resort destinations, as well as urban gateway cities. The dynamic properties cater to the evolving and distinctive needs of today's cosmopolitan, modern travelers, who seek a reprieve from traditional, predictable accommodations, whether for business or leisure travel, and who connect with the authentic and powerful Hard Rock vibe. 

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About Hard Rock International  

With a total of 185 venues in 57 countries, including 142 cafes, 20 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, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, San Diego and Singapore. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Seoul, Vienna and Marseille. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Aruba, Abu Dhabi and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit

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