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The Resort Hotels – Hard Rock Hotel:
Introduction


5800 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
(407) 503-ROCK (7625); fax: (407) 503-ROLL (7655)

Imagine for a moment you are an aging rock star. Changing tastes and slumping record sales have reduced your income to pitiful new lows. Years of hard living and fiscal mismanagement have depleted your assets to the vanishing point. Your groupies have left you to your own devices in the palatial Beverly Hills mansion that you have filled with the memories and memorabilia of your high-flying years of hits and worldwide mega tours. Soon you will have to sell this last remnant of your once lavish lifestyle and move into a shabby condo. Then, inspiration strikes: you’ll turn your mansion into a hotel! Paying guests will leap at the chance to experience, however vicariously, however briefly, what it must be like to live like a real live rock star.

That is the “backstory” of the Hard Rock Hotel. It’s a story that will never be told in so many words to the guests who stay here, but it is the fanciful tale from which the architects and designers drew inspiration as they fashioned this flamboyant, flashy, and surprisingly elegant hostelry.

The 650-room Hard Rock Hotel draws on the architectural traditions of California’s Spanish Mission style, with stucco arches and adobe-like touches, rising to seven stories at its highest point. With its gracious terraces and the towering palm trees that dot the 19 acres of manicured grounds, it looks more like the rambling mountaintop palaces of Hollywood’s superstars than the well-appointed hotel it is.

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