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#1 Jess

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    Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:10 PM

    I just received an email that a Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana was opening in Spring 2010 - looks pretty cool!

    It also says it is all-inclusive - even better :)

    Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana

    #2 Jess

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      Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:14 PM

      Here were some wedding faq's I found on the site:

      Weddings

      Will the Hard Rock Punta Cana offer a romantic ambience for a wedding?
      Flawlessly irreverent and passionately sophisticated, Hard Rock Hotels is a dream come true for weddings that are anything but predictable. From indoor and outdoor spaces perfectly suited for weddings as spectacular as 1,000 or as intimately sublime as 70, Hard Rock Hotels provides a setting that blends lace and petals with cool and contemporary where you take center stage. Combined with impeccable service, an incomparable culinary team and an event planning staff bursting with fresh new ways to add glamour to your wedding, Hard Rock brings new meaning to celebrating your Love, Love, Love.


      Will the Hard Rock hotel still offer the same wedding packages that Palace Resorts offers in its other properties?
      Yes the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana will offer the same packages as any other Palace Resorts property as it will be operated by Palace Resorts. The new Precious Wedding Collection packages make tying the knot with friends and family effortless and affordable at Palace Resorts. The perfect low-cost complement to the already incredible value of the amenities offered with the Palace Resorts Complimentary Wedding, the six new Collections --Amber, Sapphire, Ruby, Amethyst Rose, Emerald and Diamond -- include a color scheme based on the chosen natural gem that touches the ceremony's decor, flowers and cake.


      How may wedding gazebos will Hard Rock Punta Cana offer?
      For those looking to celebrate romantic weddings in paradise, the hotel has three floating wedding pavilions.


      Are you going to offer beach weddings?
      Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana's expansive 121-acre property rests on Macao Beach, one of the most beautiful, palm tree-lined beaches in the Caribbean that overlooks perfectly clear blue waters on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic. Getting married in paradise definitely has its perks! You, can choose the beautiful Caribbean waters as the backdrop for your beach ceremony.


      How much event space will the hotel offer?
      The property will be fully equipped to handle the largest events in Punta Cana, from full-sized rock 'n roll performances, to small, intimate occasions. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will feature more than 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, equipped with state-of-the-art technology.


      If I want to book my wedding at Punta Cana, who should I contact?
      For more information on booking the perfect, no-stress, value-added wedding or please contact us (877) 725-4933 or visit Palace Resorts, or contact your preferred tour operator.


      Will the resort name change?
      Yes, once the transition is complete in spring 2010, the resort name will be Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana.


      Is the property owned and managed by Palace Resorts or Hard Rock International?
      The property is owned and managed by Palace Resorts


      Will the appearance/d©cor of the resort change?
      The d©cor of the resort will be enhanced with the Hard Rock brand including an extensive collection of Hard Rock's signature rock memorabilia from both international and local artists, as well as diverse music icons incorporated throughout the property. However, all Palace Resorts signature amenities will remain including luxury accommodations with double-Jacuzzis and double showers.


      Will the on-site transition from Moon Palace Casino, Golf & Spa Resort to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana take place in phases or all at once?
      The transition from Moon Palace Casino, Golf & Spa Resort to Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will take place in smooth phases, from one resort area to another at different times throughout the next few months. The resort's transition is slated to be completed in Spring 2010. To find out about a specific section of the resort or phases that will take place during your stay, please call Palace Resorts at 1-800-635-1836.


      Will the property be closed during the transition?
      No, the property will not be closed during the transition and will operate under the same Palace Resorts high quality service and guest experience standards.


      Will there be construction/renovations throughout the property?
      Small non-invasive changes are taking place at the resort. Any renovations that could potentially impact guests will be mitigated by effective scheduling and advanced planning.


      When will the grand opening take place?
      The grand opening date is yet to be determined, but expected for Spring 2010.


      Will the hotel still be family oriented?
      Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will have something for every member from family vacations and romantic escapes to adventurous journeys and getaways filled with friends. The resort will have special sections for children, families and adults.


      Is the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana going to be appropriate for all age groups?
      Yes, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will have activities for all ages and special sections for children, families and adults.


      Will the casino size or amenities be changed?
      Once the resort is fully transitioned into the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, the casino will be one of the largest casinos in the Caribbean, with 48,000 square feet of gaming space, offering a high-limit poker room, a VIP lounge and a Race and Sports Book in addition to 900 slots and 40 tables, where guests can try their hand at traditional Las Vegas-style gaming, including Baccarat, Black Jack, Craps, and Roulette.


      What are the reasons or the purpose for these changes?
      We have found a way to enhance our signature guest experience by entering into an agreement with Hard Rock International to bring the world's first "ultimate all-inclusive" Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Slated to be rebranded in 2010, the 1,790 room Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana will combine the distinctive atmosphere and unparalleled guest experience of the Hard Rock brand with the five-star Moon Palace Resort all-inclusive experience.


      Are there going to be any changes to the all-inclusive features?
      There will be no changes to current all-inclusive features. We are adding one casino signature restaurant which will not be part of the all-inclusive package


      Will there be any changes to the current optional packages for golf, spa, honeymoons and weddings?
      No, all optional packages, including price structure, for golf, spa, honeymoons and weddings will remain the same.


      How can I be sure the service standards will remain the same?
      Palace Resorts will own and operate the resort ensuring our signature five-star all-inclusive experience with the highest standard of service.

      #3 ~*Kathy*~

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        Posted 22 December 2009 - 05:38 PM

        That's really awesome, thanks for sharing Jess! Makes me want to go there lol.

        #4 meggo7

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          Posted 15 January 2010 - 01:06 PM

          The Hard Rock is taking over the Moon Palace Resort in the Spring. Apparently nothing is changing, except the name, the casino and some music inspired decor. I am planning my wedding there for June 2010 (of course, I began planning BEFORE it was a Hard Rock). Not sure how it will be, but we'll see!!

          As long as I dont have to get married by Elvis, or behind a glowing neon yellow guitar...I'll be fine.

          It is all-inclusive, 11 pools, 4 swim up bars, a gorgeous beach, golf, spa and casino. The rooms also have jacuzzi tubs IN the rooms. Pictures of the place are pretty impressive. I have a friend traveling there for vacation this weekend...so when I hear back, I'll post more info and maybe some pics! Any other brides plannig their wedding at Moon Palace/Hard Rock Resort?!

          #5 Diva

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            Posted 07 March 2010 - 06:47 PM

            I would like to see pics as well! If nothing else, maybe I will plan the honeymoon there

            #6 MontG

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              Posted 09 March 2010 - 12:34 AM

              At first I wasn't too pleased when I heard about the change, only after about a month of signing the contract. However, the more I thought about it, I figured it would add an extra element of "good times" which I really want to make sure our guests are provided with. As long as the feel is still Punta Cana, not Vegas, I'll be good!

              #7 jerzshortstuff

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                Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:49 PM

                I heard about this change. I wonder what it will be like. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing photos and hearing reviews from people who go there, since we have yet to decide on a date/resort!

                #8 JenP

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                  Posted 12 March 2010 - 12:18 AM

                  Hi,
                  I also started planning my wedding before the change was announced, actually 2 weeks before final payment was due for the rooms I got an email. I was scared at first, but my wedding is in 2 weeks March 27, I will keep everyone posted on how it goes.

                  #9 TA Dina

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                    Posted 13 March 2010 - 11:32 AM

                    Hard Rock did not take over the resort. Palace purchased the Hard Rock franchise. Palace still owns and operates the resort as a Palace property. Changes will not be complete until summer 2010.

                    #10 Christy

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                      Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:36 PM

                      Will rates you think be lower due to all the construction if this place isnt done till summer 2010? Interested to hear about a wedding here as it shows amazing.




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