4. Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya: Opening in 2013, the former Aventura Spa Palace and Aventura Cove Palace will be rebranded as a Hard Rock yet still maintain its family-friendly vibe.
5. Hard Rock Hotel Hungary: The first Hard Rock Cafe opened in Budapest last December and now a Hard Rock Hotel is expected to open in 2013 in something called the Euro Vegas Complex.
6. Hard Rock Hotel Abu Dhabi: Even though this Hard Rock was just announced in June, it's expected to open in 2013 with 378-rooms on the UAE capital's Corniche. It will include all the Hard Rock accoutrements such as restaurants, entertainment and a Hard Rock Cafe. It will also feature a sky lobby, a lobby bar with an outdoor entertainment deck and hookah lounge and a 37th floor sky bar with swimming pool.
7. Hard Rock Hotel Northfield, Ohio: Plans for a Hard Rock complex near the Northfield Park Racetrack in Ohio were announced in April. We can't really tell if that includes a hotel but it's listed under the Hard Rock Hotels site as "coming soon!"
8. Hard Rock Hotel Aruba: A 310-room beachfront Hard Rock Hotel & Casino was announced in May. Plans are still being finalized so this one may be a few more years off.
· Honorable Mention: The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa has completed a $75 million expansion making it the largest casino in the U.S. and the sixth-largest in the world.
· Not Happening: Hard Rock Leicester Square