— CHENG TO OVERSEE GROWTH OF HARD ROCK’S GAMING BRANDS
ORLANDO, Florida, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Hard Rock International – owner of one of the world’s most-recognizable and iconic brands – announces the hiring of Daniel Cheng as SVP of Business Development, Asia-Pacific. Cheng’s appointment is a strategic move designed to accelerate momentum behind the brand’s global gaming growth plans. Cheng will be responsible for identifying the appropriate casino investment and development partners within key countries, such as Japan, Korea, Vietnam and the Philippines.
"Cheng’s experience and strengths complement our company’s development needs and we’re looking forward to further growing the brand’s Asian footprint under his guidance," says Hamish Dodds, chief executive officer of Hard Rock International.
Bringing nearly three decades of multiple industry experiences, Cheng’s past gaming experience includes development roles with Bally Gaming Systems, consulting with the Government of Singapore and most recently, Resorts World Inc. – the international resort development, Internet gaming and brand licensing business entity of the Genting Group. Cheng will be based out of Singapore.
Internationally recognized as a world-class entertainment and lifestyle brand, Hard Rock properties offer stylish and contemporary design, unparalleled service and the thread that unites them all – music. Hard Rock’s portfolio of Hotels and Casinos are located in the world’s most enviable resort destinations, as well as urban gateway cities. For more information or to book a stay at any of the Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos, please visit www.hardrockhotels.com.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 194 venues in 60 countries, including 148 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Biloxi, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Asuncion and Auckland. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Dallas-Fort Worth, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.
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