by Derrel Jazz Johnson
Since opening June 2018, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has reinvigorated the city with top-notch entertainment in its first six months of existence. With some of the biggest names in entertainment stepping through the doors of the Hard Rock, including Drake, Janet Jackson, Pitbull and Kevin Hart to name a view, it is no surprise that it has become arguably the hottest destination in all of Atlantic City.
The hotel and casino, which is set on 17 acres, has 2,100 slots, more than 2,000 rooms, 120 table games, over 20 restaurants and lounges, and more sitting on the world-famous Atlantic City Boardwalk. Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena is the premier mid-sized venue inside the hotel, and I have enjoyed several events inside.
In August, a sold-out crowd at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City saw a huge upset as Eleider Alvarez became the WBO Light Heavyweight champion when he sent Sergey Kovalev to the canvas in the seventh round. Atlantic City has always been the home of great boxing and the Hard Rock has brought it back!
The legendary Janet Jackson chose Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena to close out the American leg of her State of the World Tour and the crowd responded by singing nearly every hit. Thousands of people packed the casino to see the songstress perform hits like Rhythm Nation”, “When I Think Of You”, “Miss You Much” and many others over nearly two hours. Perhaps the best thing about the venue is the fact that there doesn’t appear to be a bad seat in the house!
I stayed at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City over the summer and was greeted by a vintage photo of James Brown when I stepped off the elevator. Yes, I am in the right place. With high speed Wi-Fi available throughout the property and 24-Hour room service, Hard Rock takes care of all your needs, whether you are there for business, pleasure, or a combination of both.
To start 2019 off with a bang, Hard Rock is hosting legends such as Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, and even World Wrestling Entertainment in the first three months of the year. Whether it is to book an early summer vacation, a winter weekend getaway, to hit the slots or table games or enjoy one of the great shows, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City is a sure bet! Visit https://www.hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com for more information.