Rock on at Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos
As the wise Bruce Springtsein once said in Guitar Magazine (1999): “We’re here to re-dedicate you to The Power, The Passion, The Mystery, and The Ministry of Rock and Roll.” And let me tell you, that is exactly what happened at the Grand Opening of Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos…and more. Three nights, four days, and dozens of new encounters later, I am still living in the rock’n’roll world of Hard Rock!
The opening of the Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos was an unforgettable one. Paired up with AIC Hotels, visitors are guaranteed a magical stay both for adults and families. With 639 rooms and 60,000 square feet of meeting space, luxurious all-inclusive amenities, and exquisite services, you have everything you need. Pools, water slides, fine dining, spas and more; the hotel is fully equipped to ensure your stay will be memorable.
“The property will offer amenities like no other, for traveling families, and groups of friends alike,” stated Frank Maduro, vice president of Marketing for AIC Hotel Group. “Guests will experience an all-inclusive resort in true Hard Rock style – exclusive amenities, entertainment, and nightlife that are all unique to the brand provide an extra flair that will exceed all expectations.”
Celebrations started with a live performance of Bret Michaels for Pinktober where a wave of guests dressed in pink supported Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A pink Fender guitar autographed by Michaels was auctioned off for donations to Los Cabos Women’s Wellness Foundation, and Mexican artist, Fermin La Calaca, created a masterpiece honoring the opening, as he painted a live portrait of Bret Michaels. What an amazing sight to see! People from all around the world gathered for a fun time and beautiful cause.
The following morning media had the chance to attend one of the most spectacular Press Conferences: lights, music, food and positive energy filled the ballroom as we got to know a bit more about the hotels’ making and its mission. We had the pleasure of hearing Andrea Enzo Melotti, VP of Operations Hotels & Casinos for Hard Rock, to speak on behalf of Hard Rock International and Frank Maduro, VP of Marketing, AIC Hotel Group to speak on behalf of property and AIC among more.
Having an all-inclusive experience is a game changer and allows you to feel like a rockstar and enjoy the hotel and all its benefits. Furthermore, they have a program which helps the families of the staff as they provide healthcare, education, and more. It is safe to say that everyone’s needs are taken care of! A real family was put together and the minute you step foot in the hotel, you will feel welcomed right away. Of course, it was time for us to continue enjoying your stay as we were whisked off to our spa treatments.
As you make your way to your locker and get ready to test the amenities before your treatment, staff members welcome you and are here if you need anything. Stepping into the steam room? Water is brought to you to keep you hydrated and that is just the tip of the iceberg! I’ll let you find out for yourself what other surprises the Hard Rock Spa holds for you.
After a nice self-care day we got to dine in the amazing TORO Restaurant which serves steak that will have you dreaming about it for days after. Laughter and profound conversations were heard across the table as we awaited the infamous red carpet which welcomed celebrity host, Mario Lopez, Scott Eastwood, Erika Christensen and Alfie Allen from “Game Of Thrones,” among many more.
Following the red carpet was the legendary guitar smash where many gathered on the beach to get to smashing!! Let’s not forget the taco trucks that were posted up near the beach day and night…Yum! Fireworks were lit up and voilà, it was official: Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos was open!!
The night was not over yet. With a special performance by the infamous Enrique Inglesias, you better have had your dancing shoes on! What an amazing crowd and show that was. Everyone sang along as screams were heard and recording cameras were out! Hot, hot, hot!! Adrenaline running through our veins, we made our way to the neon-themed after-party which took place in the ballroom. Dj, live entertainment and an amazing staff, there was no way to contain our excitement and smiles. Completely transported into another world, it was time to enjoy the outdoor hydro spa tub to relax those muscles!
To end this all around VIP experience, we got to soak in the sun by the pool while watching an exclusive performance by rapper and DJ Lil Jon! Cabanas, mermaids, delicious food and drinks and lots of bubbles–this was how to party! All pools on the property have bars you can swim up to as you enjoy the warm water and beautiful view of the beach. Oh, did I forget to mention all the rooms have overlook the ocean? Yes. You heard me. By the end of the day we had just enough energy for a delicious meal at LOS GALLOS TERRACE where we got to meet the chef and hear about the different dishes being served. Bellies full, bodies tanned, we hit the bowling alley and played a friendly game before having to say our goodbyes…
This four day trip was filled with excitement, delicious food, beautiful views, amazing service and more.”Some other amenities the hotel offers include the The Sound of Your Stay® music program: you can have your own turntable or choose to rock out with a Fender guitar right in your room! For the parents to have some “me time,” kids can be safely entertained at the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club, or they can head on over to the hotel’s Rock Spa®, which features Hard Rock’s signature Rhythm & Motion spa treatment – the world’s first fully immersive music-centric spa menu utilizing amplified vibrations, pressures and patterns, as the foundation of its treatments. Of course you will want to bring back some gifts or souvenirs which you can find at the Rock Shop which sells all brand merchandise!”
For those of you looking for maximum relaxation, they jsut launched their Rock Om®, “an in-room yoga experience fusing together the ancient art of yoga with the beat of music, available at all 30 hotels worldwide!” Through the power of music produced by yogi, DJ Drez and instructed by his yogini wife, Marti Nikko, you are bound to energize your body and soul…. Did I mention it was complimentary?
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos is the dream getaway you have always wanted to book your stay today and enjoy all the wonders it has to offer! The staff is so kind and the food is delicious. I highly recommend you check out THE MARKET for the best omelette you will ever have! Thank you for having us at the grand opening HRH Los Cabos, looking forward to the next trip!
Special thanks to The Z!mmerman Agency for having us!!
By Alexandra Bonnet
Photos provided by Hard Rock