HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES ITS FIRST “ROCKSINO”

HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL – owner of one of the world’s most recognized, iconic brands – announces the first ever “Rocksino,” its newest gaming brand, to be located in Northfield, Ohio at NORTHFIELD PARK RACETRACK. Construction of HARD ROCK ROCKSINO NORTHFIELD PARK began on Dec. 30, 2012. Expected to open in December 2013, the Rocksino will stay true to Cleveland’s musical history as the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, by offering the legendary vibe of the Hard Rock brand.

Hard Rock International -- owner of one of the world's most recognized, iconic brands -- announces the first ever "Rocksino," its newest gaming brand, to be located in Northfield, Ohio at Northfield Park racetrack.  (PRNewsFoto/Hard Rock International)

Hard Rock International — owner of one of the world’s most recognized, iconic brands — announces the first ever “Rocksino,” its newest gaming brand, to be located in Northfield, Ohio at Northfield Park racetrack. (PRNewsFoto/Hard Rock International)

With a total of 177 venues in 58 countries, including 141 cafes, 18 hotels and 8 casinos, HARD ROCK INTERNATIONAL (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies and is internationally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand. 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 Hotels & Casinos offer stylish and contemporary design, unparalleled with a portfolio is located in the world’s most enviable resort destinations, as well as urban gateway cities. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. Continue reading

14 GRAND CIRCLE CRUISE LINE SHIPS MAKE CONDE NAST TRAVELER’S 2013 TOP 100 CRUISE SHIPS IN THE WORLD LIST

INCLUDING #1 SPOTS IN THE SMALL SHIP AND RIVER SHIP CATEGORIES

Fourteen of GRAND CIRCLE CRUISE LINE‘s ships have made CONDE NAST TRAVELER’S 2013 TOP 100 CRUISE SHIPS IN THE WORLD listing–the most of any cruise line and including the #1 rankings in both the small ship and river ship categories, reported CHAIRMAN AND CEO ALAN E. LEWIS.  In addition, six of Grand Circle’s Cruise Line’s river ships ranked among the topGrand Circle Cruise Line logo seven listed, while 10 river ships ranked in the top 20 of 40 river ships in total.

We are extremely pleased to be recognized by Conde Nast Traveler readers for our efforts to create affordable and culturally-rich itineraries with per diems that are typically $50-$500 less per day than other small ship cruises charge,” Lewis said.  “In addition, we are highly committed to serving our growing population of solo travelers with low or free single supplements, a free roommate matching program, onsite staff training and more.  Our mission is to create affordable, culturally-rich small ship and river cruise itineraries that engage American travelers, both couples and solos, with local people and their cultures and ways of life.  Ultimately, our dream is to help change people’s lives through international travel.”

In CONDE NAST TRAVELER’S 2013 TOP 100 CRUISE SHIPS IN THE WORLD listing, two GRAND CIRCLE CRUISE LINE ships took the top spots in two of the magazine’s four cruise categories, which are based on size: small, medium, and large ships and river ships.  Grand Circle’s 50-passenger M/V ARETHUSA placed first in the TOP 20 SMALL SHIP CATEGORY, while the 120-passenger M/S PROVENCE took the top spot in the TOP 40 RIVER SHIP CATEGORY.   Continue reading