A singularly unique high profile venue, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is an event destination designed to impress. Located alongside the azure waters of the warm Caribbean Sea, the hotel mixes traditional Mexican style with opulent flair and legendary service. Established in catering for everything from a large corporate conference to a private destination wedding on the beach, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is the right venue for spectacular events.
Unmatched as a destination for celebrations and parties in Mexico, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya is a tropical paradise, ideal for birthday celebrations, Christmas parties and anniversaries. The event style and space options are endless. From a rooftop party at sunset, to a private dinner on the beach, or a VIP area with dedicated entertainment at one of the resort's many bars, events here are extraordinary. The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya event spaces are world-class destinations for executive meetings, conferences, incentive trips and seminars.
The all-inclusive nightly rate provides the unique opportunity for event bookers to create an entire experience for a set cost. Meetings and venue hire are included, as are facilities, meals and bar tabs, making it simple to budget and cost for. For large corporate events, its state of the art on-site convention centre can host up to 2,710 guests - ideal for conferences, exhibitions or large award ceremonies. For smaller events, the Verve Ballroom and supporting rooms can host up to 600 guests for a gala dinner.
For corporate incentive trips, attendees can take part in guided snorkel tours, unique fishing expeditions, scuba diving at off-shore reefs or trips to local archeological sites. Golf days or sessions at nearby courses can also be incorporated seamlessly into group itineraries. The Hard Rock Golf Club Riviera Maya is located just 15 minutes from the main hotel and offers an 18 hole course exquisitely designed by Robert von Hagge. Stunning fairways and immaculate greens make any game a pleasure, while the contemporary Mexican Club House is the perfect place for a post round lunch or celebration.
Each of the hotel's bedrooms feature plush bedding and luxurious interiors alongside a hydro spa tub, marble bath, private balcony, 24-hour room service and a fully stocked mini-bar. There are a range of on-site restaurants offering world cuisines of the highest standards. As part of the all inclusive rate, guests can select to dine at a number of restaurants including buffet restaurant 'The Market,' speciality Pizza restaurant 'Pizzeto,' Mexican restaurant 'Frida,' or Asian restaurant 'Zen.' With 6 legendary bars there are plenty of options to choose from including a pool bar and a much coveted Martini bar.
The venue has its own expert wedding team well versed in all the fine details of creating exotic destination weddings. Weddings on the resort are designed exclusively for Hard Rock Hotels by celebrity event designer Colin Cowie. The team have their finger on the pulse of the latest trends in food, decor and entertainment and focus on the personal details that make an event one-of-a-kind. So whether it's a bare foot affair on the beach, a romantic garden ceremony under a floral arbour or a grand ballroom celebration, Colin Cowie Celebrations can create a dream celebration of any size.
The resort is not only the perfect event destination but is also well located and easily accessible. The closest airport to Riviera Maya is Cancun International Airport, Mexico's second-busiest airport, with several non-stop flights operating daily from the U.S, Canada, Europe & South America. Just 15 minutes from the vibrant downtown of Playa del Carmen, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers perfect year-round weather and stunning white sand beaches alongside outstanding facilities.
The rich heritage of this outstanding venue dates back to the very begining of Hard Rock's journey in music and entertainment. In 1971 two Americans, Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, opened an American style diner in an old Rolls Royce dealership on London's Park Lane, calling it 'Hard Rock Cafe.' The cafe was an immediate success and attracted an enviable clientele of locals, tourists and celebrities. Eric Clapton, was a regular to the cafe and so decided in 1979 to hang his guitar over his favourite bar stool to "mark his spot." Within a week, another guitar had arrived at the cafe with a note that stated, "Mine's as good as his! Love, Pete." Pete was, in fact, the one and only Pete Townshend, guitarist for The Who - and with that, the Hard Rock music memorabilia collection began.
Today the collection has over 80,000 pieces and is now the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, displayed at its various locations around the globe. In 1973 Paul McCartney & Wings staged a pre-tour warm up concert at the cafe. Today, Hard Rocks around the world host over 15,000 live music events every year and the venues are famous for their on site musical entertainment.
In the 1970s the Seminole Tribe achieved remarkable success in the U.S when they became the first Indian Tribe to open high stakes bingo halls. Following on from this success, in 2004 the Seminole Tribe opened two Seminole Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos in Florida and in 2007 went on to acquire Hard Rock International. The Seminole Tribe today are heavily involved in the running of the company driving the business using a core set of principles based on authenticity, independence and care for the environment.
Riviera Maya is situated on The Yucatn Peninsula in southeastern Mexico and comprises a significant proportion of the ancient Maya Lowlands. There are many archaeological sites from the period scattered throughout the peninsula; some of the most famous are Chichen Itza, Tulum and Uxmal all within reach of Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya.