Hard Rock Opens All-Inclusive Resort in Punta Cana

Hard Rock Hotels has hopped on the all-inclusive bandwagon, and is set to open its first "everything paid" property in the Dominican Republic.

The Hard Rock has joined forces with Palace Resorts to transform the former Moon Palace on Macao Beach into the 1,800-room Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, what the company is calling the "ultimate all-inclusive."

The 121-acre resort is set to officially open Saturday with a VIP party that includes a Hard Rock signature guitar smash and performances by The Wailers, The Gypsy Kings, and more.

With rates starting at $246 per person daily, guest will be able to dine at 15 restaurants, swim in 12 pools, golf at a Jack Nicklaus-designed course, and make use of a world-class spa and fitness center. The rate also includes unlimited premium alcohol served at 13 bars across the property--including four swim-up bars.

Suites at the Hard Rock Hotel include balconies, double Jacuzzi tubs, 300-thread count linens, wireless Internet, flat screen LCD TVs, a fully stocked mini bar, and a liquor dispenser that supplies whiskey, tequila, rum and vodka.

True to form, the resort also features a 48,000-square-foot casino and a nightclub dubbed Oro, and holds a collection of Hard Rock's authentic music memorabilia.

"Punta Cana is a world-class location and one of the Caribbean's top travel destinations, and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is a perfect complement to the region," says Dominican Republic Minister of Tourism Francisco Javier Garcia in a statement. "I am confident that Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will have a significant economic impact on our country's growing tourism."

Photo courtesy Hard Rock Hotel and Resort Punta Cana
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