Hard Rock International appoints C&W as its European property adviser
4 Jul, 2008, Europe
Leading global brand, Hard Rock International, has appointed property consultant Cushman & Wakefield as its retained property adviser across Europe.
Hard Rock International currently has 127 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes in 48 countries and is looking to open a significant number of new outlets in Europe within the next three years. Priority locations include Milan, Florence and Hamburg.
Cushman & Wakefield will act as its sole agent to acquire premises for this European expansion and, in addition, will advise on relocation of existing Hard Rock Cafes in cities including Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.
Cushman & Wakefield will identify units of between 500 sq m and 2,000 sq m in prime positions in high-profile and vibrant destinations. Different-sized units may also be considered depending on location and opportunity.
Cushman & Wakefield partner, Mark Burlton, who is leading the Hard Rock account said: "Hard Rock International is one of the world’s best known brands, and we are delighted to have secured this European mandate. We are looking forward to finding creative solutions to satisfy Hard Rock’s requirements in the best locations available in its target cities.”
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About Hard Rock International:
With 127 high-energy Hard Rock Cafes and nine Hotels/Casinos in 48 countries, Hard Rock International is one of the world’s most globally recognized brands. 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. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya and Bali. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Macau and Penang, both scheduled to open in 2009; Palm Springs, Atlanta and Panama, scheduled to open in 2010; and Dubai, scheduled to open in 2011. Hard Rock Park, located in Myrtle Beach, is the world’s first rock ‘n’ roll theme park. Hard Rock International, Inc. is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For more information on Hard Rock, visit www.hardrock.com.