Hard Rock Hotel Penang Celebrates

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Hard Rock Hotel Penang celebrates its first Founders’ Day, a Hard Rock birthday bash and worldwide annual celebration.  This year, this significant date marks Hard Rock’s 39th year since it started operating the first café in London in 1971. 

“At Hard Rock Hotel Penang, we strive to deliver an ultimate rock ‘n’ roll experience to all our guest through our mantra – ‘Love All, Serve All’, ‘Take time to be Kind’, ‘All is One’ and ‘Save The Planet’.  This Founders’ Day, we take the opportunity to celebrate our birthday along these lines in our effort to create positive team spirit with a little bit of fun as well as to giving back to the community”, said John Primmer, General Manager of Hard Rock Hotel Penang.

“All is One” and with that, the management team took the step to strip off their title and joined the staff to rock our guests!  20 management staff including the General Manager, directors and managers were assigned to various departments and performed their new duty for one day. 

“Every staff regardless of departments is all assets to the organization and their effort is appreciated” said Primmer, who was playing the role of a kitchen steward on Founder’s Day.

Celebrating Hard Rock’s Founders’ Day, Hard Rock Hotel Penang continues to remember the underprivileged community. 30 children from Rumah Seri Cahaya were brought to the hotel for hosted lunch at the Pizzeria and enjoyed a fun-filled day at the hotel by the pool as well as participated in arts and crafts activities.  Hard Rock Hotel Penang provided swimwear for these children so that they are able to enjoy the pool facilities.  One week before Founders’ Day, the Human Resources team had also conducted a drive to collect contributions from all the hotel staff for basic necessities for this home which was presented to the founder Rumah Seri Cahaya, Ms Kartini. 

At the Hard Rock Café, the day-long celebration offers patrons a special set menu at RM19.71 nett for one day only, commemorating the 1971 birth year of Hard Rock!  Each set consist of the original HRC Hamburger served with Seasoned Fries, Apple Pie and Milk Shake, a meal hearty enough to satisfy anyone’s hunger. 

Yes, it’s all about the burgers at Hard Rock.  20 fanatic burger eaters will compete and find out who is able to finish our specially made double decker burger within in the fastest time.  Registration and promotion of this burger challenge were done solely via our official Facebook page which at the moment has over 32,000 fans.  The winners walked away with room vouchers at Hard Rock Hotel Penang and dining vouchers at Hard Rock Café Penang.

First prize (Mr Jason Tiong, 3 mins and 18 secs)    : 3 Days/2 Nights in Hillview Deluxe Room with breakfast for
 2  persons and dinner voucher (worth RM150) at Hard Rock Café
Second prize (Mr Clay Quinn, 5 mins and 19 secs)    : 3 Days/2 Nights in Hillview Deluxe Room with breakfast for
  2 persons
Third prize (Mr Howard Ooi, 5 mins and 26 secs)    : Dinner voucher (worth RM100) at Hard Rock Cafe

In addition to that, all patrons at Hard Rock Café were also treated to complimentary Hard Rock birthday cake.  A birthday treat for everyone!

“It’s amazing to see the engagement that has developed with our fans through social marketing websites.  Registrations for the contest were pouring in right after we announced about this competition.  More than that, we were making announcements about our Founder’s Day activities and promotion through this medium.  We are very pleased with the response from the crowd,” said Primmer.  “We definitely had a lot of fun together with the children from Rumah Seri Cahaya and our guests throughout our Founders’ Day activities.  This is just the beginning of many other exciting activities in the pipeline for the remainder of the year”, he adds.