Rocking debut brings brand’s signature food & music experience to Shenzhen
Following successful openings in Hangzhou and Shanghai, Hard Rock International today announced the opening of its flagship location in China, Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen. The latest Hard Rock Cafe locates within the world’s largest golf resort – the national 5A-rated Mission Hills, bringing Hard Rock’s signature authentic American dining experience to Shenzhen.
Spanning 509 square-meters across two floors, Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen has a seating capacity of up to 352 guests, featuring two bars, two private dining rooms (each accommodating up to 18 guests) and a live music stage. The rustic restaurant décor is a mix of industrial American and classic European styles, where exposed pipes and brick walls mingle with vintage furnishings to create a laid-back, free-spirited atmosphere. A color palette of bright pinks and dark grays balanced with raw wood elements bring out the uniquely bold energy of the Hard Rock brand.
Positioned right above the main entrance to Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen is an eight-storey-tall guitar that proudly bears the Hard Rock insignia. As guests head inside the restaurant, they are sure to notice the glittering guitar-shaped chandelier, meticulously adorned with 6,972 crystals, hanging above the bar. Over the live music stage is another eye-catching display – a ring-shaped light fixture composed of 12,000 colorful guitar picks. Each of these highly unique items is inspired by the musical roots of Hard Rock’s signature “when music meets gourmet” concept.
A key feature at every Hard Rock location is its priceless collection of music memorabilia. Over 60 unique items from renowned international artistes are proudly displayed on the walls of Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen, including a silk shirt and velvet suit once worn by the King of Rock himself – Elvis Presley – in the 1960s and ‘70s, a pair of jeans worn by King of Pop Michael Jackson while filming an L.A.Gear sneaker commercial, a Fender Telecaster guitar signed by every member of the band Eagles, a Rickenbacker 330 guitar signed by Asian rock band MayDay, a custom-made shirt worn by Bon Jovi bassist Hugh McDonald, a Gibson ES-295 guitar signed by members of Texas blues and rock band ZZ Top, and the most valuable item in Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen, a jacket worn by Elton John for his performance in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 31, 1992, among other treasures.
To create its world-famous American dishes, Hard Rock Cafe uses only fresh, high quality ingredients. Hard Rock’s Legendary Burgers™, loaded with fresh toppings, delicious sauces and cheese, make for an unbeatable American experience; fresh from the Hard Rock Smokehouse comes irresistibly tender, juicy barbecue as well as mouthwatering walnut-smoked ribs and chicken; and the signature Hot Fudge Brownie and Fresh Apple Cobbler make for some sweet memories. The drinks menu is another highlight at the Hard Rock Cafe, offering a wide range of beverages and hand-crafted cocktails, including creative award-winners like the “Hurricane” and “Mad Margarita”, as well as “Alternative Rock” (non-alcoholic) concoctions, all served in collectible Hard Rock glasses.
Hard Rock Cafe Shenzhen also has its very own Rock Shop, offering collectible city-themed merchandise that is exclusively available in each Hard Rock location, including the highly coveted Hard Rock pins.