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17.04.2009: .... for Grand Prix of Long Beach Conquest Racing and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas are teaming up at this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Conquest Racing will be promoting

.... for Grand Prix of Long Beach


 Conquest Racing and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas are teaming up at this weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Conquest Racing will be promoting the Hard Rock’s all new state of the art concert venue, The Joint, which opens this month in Las Vegas.

"The Grand Prix of Long Beach is the premier event of its kind in Southern California," said Phil Shalala, Vice President of Marketing for Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "So it was a natural fit to partner with Conquest Racing and brand their car with The Joint, which is the premier concert venue in Las Vegas.”

In the great tradition of Las Vegas' first rock venue, the new Joint's commitment to rock and roll is unparalleled. The Joint has played host to every major rock band coming through Las Vegas including, The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay and Foo Fighters. 

Now double in size to the original, this highly upgraded version retains all the intimacy, charm and authentic rock experience as the original. State of the art sound rules the 3000 seated venue (total capacity of 4,000). Offering up seven Luxury Suites, a VIP Studio level, superior video system and a production package tailor made for artist comfort, the Joint is the most sophisticated, intimate and authentic venue in Las Vegas. AEG Live is the exclusive promoter of all booking activities for The Joint.  The $60 million venue is part of a $750 million overall expansion at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The Joint will also feature a residency show by famed artist Carlos Santana, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits.

“We couldn’t be more pleased to add a highly regarded company like the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, to our family of sponsors,” said Bachelart. “With all the entertainment and great concerts, plus the casino which is amongst the best in Vegas, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is a must see for anyone who goes to Las Vegas.

“Promoting a one of a kind concert venue like The Joint at a historical and distinguished race like the Grand Prix of Long Beach is a perfect fit,” concluded Bachelart.

The #34 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino / The Joint car will be on track starting at 1:30 p.m. eastern time for the first practice session on Friday, April 17. Qualifying takes place on Saturday at 5:10 p.m. eastern time with the race going green on Sunday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. eastern time. The race will be broadcast live on Versus starting at 3:30 p.m. eastern time with the pre-race show. Canadian fans can also follow the action live on TSN.


About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, owned and operated under Morgans Hotel Group and equity partner, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, is a premier destination entertainment resort located on 16.7 acres situated strategically on Harmon Avenue, one of Las Vegas' fastest growing entertainment corridors. Built in 1995 and expanded in 1999, the property is currently undergoing another expansion set for completion in early 2010 more than tripling its current size. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where such acts as The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, David Bowie, Snoop Dogg, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers have all performed.  Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms; a 30,000 square foot casino; The Beach Club with a swimming pool that was selected by the Travel Channel as one of "The Top 10 Pools" in the world; Rehab, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; Body English nightclub which was selected by Cosmopolitan Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Sexiest Places in the World”; The all new Joint concert venue opening in April 2009; rock lounge Wasted Space, owned by motocross star Carey Hart; restaurants including AGO, world-renowned Nobu, Pink Taco and Mr. Lucky’s; three cocktail lounges; several retail stores; and Rock Spa, an 8,000 square foot spa, salon and fitness center.  For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

 
 
-Karina Redmond -

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