Glasgow is first target
Hard Rock hotels looking for rooms in Scotland
Hard Rock International is planning to open hotels in Scotland as part of a worldwide expansion.
Agreement has already been reached on a site for a Hard Rock Hotel in Glasgow with Edinburgh also in the sights of the group.
It already operates Hard Rock Cafes in Edinburgh’s George St and in Glasgow’s Buchanan Street.
The company, owned by the Native American Seminole Tribe of Florida, plans to double its current portfolio of 23 hotels worldwide by 2020 with a target of 100.
It recently opened in Ibiza and is converting the 900-bed Cumberland Hotel in London. The target sites include Berlin, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. Tenerife is due to open in a refurbished hotel in October.
Hard Rock Cafes launched in 1971 and the hotels are expected to feature a similar mix of live music and memorabilia.
Guests can have a Fender Stratocaster guitar and amplifier brought to their room and learn to play with in-room video lessons.