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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hard Rock Hotel Penang

The Hard Rock Hotel Penang is a luxury resort located along the popular beach of Batu Ferringhi, Penang. It boasts of having the largest free-from swimming pool in Penang with accomodation of 250 rooms and suites. It also promises fun and entertaining experience for the whole family, young and old, love birds couples as well as for singles.

In Asia, there are 2 other Hard Rock Hotels; one in Bali and another in Pattaya.

The photos here were captured during my visit to Penang Island in December 2010.

“Hard Rock Hotel Penang”, a copyrighted post, was written for Klang, Malaysia Daily Photo blog by Autumn Belle @ http://mymalaysiadailyphoto.blogspot.com on July 20, 2011.

This signboard at the entrance outside reminds one of Elvis Presley, the King of Rock.
But what do the initials "ELP" stand for?

A beautiful display of fantasy lights greets the customers who walk into the lobby.
The lights changes colours at regular intervals which make it even more enchanting.

This stylish hotel has an ultra hip lobby.

It was reported in the papers that:  There is a "Kings Suite" dedicated to Elvis Presley.
This suite is equipped with 2 bedrooms, a living space, a Jacuzzi and a private pool.

The Lobby Bar is just next to the reception counter.

The Hard Rock hotel chain started with a single cafe which opened its doors on 14th June, 1971 as a regular restaurant in London. Now it is into its 4th decade, it is home to the legendary 10oz burger and mashed potatoes. It has expanded to include a chain of hotels that are synonymous with fun and youthfullness.

    This one needs no introduction. I'm sure you know who they are!

    In 1979, the owners receivved the gift of an unsigned guitar (a red Fender) from Eric Clapton.
    This prompted Pete Townsend (The Who) to give on eof his guitars,
    also un-signed with a note, "Mine's as good as his! Love, Pete."

    Today Hard Rock's archive includes over 70,000 items,
    most of which are stored in a museum called, "The Vault" in London.

    The Penang hotel has 500 pieces of rock 'n' roll memorabilia in its collection:
    • the familiar black robe belonging to James Brown
    • black sparkle guitar that Paul Stanley from Kiss played on their farewell tour in Sydney.

    The beatles!


    1. I was in Penang last month. Too bad didnt manage to drop in HRH

    2. Wow, groovy baby! I know many cafes, but never heard of Hard Rock Hotels before.

    3. Nice! I wanted to stay there for some time now.

    4. So beautiful Autumn Belle, thank you for sharing:)

    5. I am missing Penang already. Whoa way back to the 60-70's. ELP? Not sure as Elvis middle name is Aaron haha. My fav band, Fab 4. Wow tQ for bringing back the good old times.

    6. Indeed a nice hotel but a little too busy for me. I was there during the opening promotion 2 years back i think (or is it last year?)...Anyway, their children pool is a sand pool which is totally cool but because it is so famous, there are too many walk in visitors making the hotel lobby perpetually crowded. By the way, there is another Hard Rock Hotel on Sentosa Island Singapore. Was there last year and it is much better than the one in Penang as it has a lesser crowd and within 5 minutes walking distance to the Universal Studio.....Photos soon in my photography and travel blog at http://mynikonni.blogspot.com...(after I complete my posting on my trip to New York and Korea)...


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