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Hard Rock Ibiza Will Open June 13

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June 2, 2014 at 10:44 AM | by | Comments (0)

A particularly rocking suite

Not content with lowering the tone in peaceful Bali, Palm Springs and Dubai (joking – you can’t lower the tone in Dubai), the behemoth that is Hard Rock will finally have a toehold in Europe this month, when Hard Rock Ibiza opens on June 13 in Playa d’en Bossa. At least they’ve chosen wisely with the party island – in fact, it seems odd that there isn’t already one there.

The room count has risen from the 480 proposed last year to 493, and as well as HRH standard accoutrements (Rock Spa – Ibiza’s largest, don’t you know – Body Rock fitness, Rock Shop etc), there will be an “outdoor concert terrace” with a 2500 capacity. Ellie Goulding, Snoop Dogg, Robin Thicke and, um, UB40 are already lined up to play it this year. Nile Rodgers, meanwhile, will play the opening party on the 13th.

There will be two pools, with swim-up bars and cabanas, and 11 restaurants and bars, including a beach club, sports bar, and a rooftop lounge. Oh, and then there’s Sublimotion, brought to you by double Michelin-starred chef, Paco Rancero. You may have heard of this place. It’s the one that takes just 12 covers a night and charges them charges €1500 ($2041, or £1235) for a 20-course meal, making it the most expensive restaurant in the world. For that, it offers a “culinary journey of the senses”. You know, to add to all those other sensory journeys most Ibiza vacationers are doing down the club several times a night.

To be fair, the rooms do look spectacular, with understated decor and subdued hardwood floors leaving the focus on the floor-to-ceiling windows.

A quick glance at their Youtube offering reveals their target audience – unsurprisingly, we’re talking tattooed bros and buxom ladies who love foam parties so much, they’re doing them in the bathtub. Also, the rendering of the Beach Club features a woman in a thong bikini and a man in speedos. Now that’s hard to get over.

Basically, you already know if you want to stay (btw, there’s a bar called Under the Influence and a snack bar called Munchies). If you do, rooms are available from June 14 (the day after the official opening), and start at €436 ($593/£354). By October, they drop to a mere €168 ($171/£102). There are no rates from November through May 2015, so we assume the hotel will close for the season.

By the way, London, Barcelona and Munich are next on the Hard Rock Europe list, according to the company. Take cover.

[Photo: Hard Rock/Daily Mail]

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