I paid a visit to the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego's Gaslamp District yesterday. It wasn't just for fun, although it was that. I was impressed enough, without staying there, that I wanted to share it. If you haven't stayed at one of their hotels, I recommend you consider it.
And if you are heading to San Diego in November for the N.A.R. Conference and Expo this might be THE place to stay.
The Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is located at 207 5thAvenue at L Street at the beginning of the Gaslamp District. It is, literally, across the street from the San Diego Convention Center, and 5th Avenue is the main street through this famed area of San Diego. Lots to do, see, eat and experience, trust me - the Gaslamp District has a long history stemming from the 1850s and it just keeps getting better.
The Hard Rock Hotel is very contemporary, as you'd expect. Cool lighting (ceilings, walls, floors), artful use of glass, stone and modern furnishings, cutting edge technology, and of course music (NOT overdone) create a lively, appealing, upscale venue for lunch, dinner, and of course an overnight stay or two. The Hard Rock Café is cool, but the Hard Rock Hotel is WAY cool.
The highlight is the hard rock memorabilia. It's everywhere. Vintage photos (Janice Joplin), guitars, a motorcycle, drums, handwritten notes from folks like Stevie Nicks, images of all sorts of rock stars painted on the walls (Jimi Hendrix)...the list goes on. The photos help a little but seeing the real thing is the way to go.
The other reason for the visit is the Southern California Chapter of CRS networking event on November 13th form 7 - 10 pm at the start of the N.A.R. event.
As hosts of this event, I have been working with their catering department (Catering Manager Johnny Dynh has been a gem to work with) to finalize our hors d'oeuvres menu and the venue (we are going to celebrate with Madonna in the Celebrate Room).
A visit to the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego is really worth it. I might just decide to stay overnight sometime, or perhaps in one of their other Hard Rock Hotel locations - Bali sounds good.
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