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    I guess I'm buying into the whole party atmosphere concept. That is what the Hard Rock is all about, isn't it?
    I guess I'm thinking of it as something that it may not be...

    Would the guests/clientele be different from that of the Hyatt, Radisson, Ren, Marriot? Probably.
    The parents of the people that would likely stay at the Hard Rock would stay at the above-mentioned,
    probably because they would assume that there's a rock 'n roll atmosphere...whatever that may entail.

    On cleaning up the container area and the Bushiri, hey, I'm all for it... been waiting to see something happen for years as well.
    Just wish it wasn't a semi-highrise... I still like having a view of the sky.
    And I'll never complain about job creation, whatever helps the island.

    As I said, as much as it's our "home", it's not our "home".
    Unless of course one goes the proper immigration route...hmmm.


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    Cool

    I was in a similar circumstance. I lived in Ocean City, NJ and environs for quite a few years. Being a resort town, every summer we would read visitor outrage about this or that and that the atmosphere was ruined by _____________ (too many blanks to fill in ) in the local paper. The hot button issue that really got the tourist's (shoobies in our lingo ) backs up was the referendum to allow bring your own bottle for wine and beer to restaurants which was soundly defeated (Ocean City is historically dry). Many property owners were whining that they should have had a say in the matter. Fine, they should have changed thier legal residence from Philaldelphia then, otherwise, our island our rules. I was in favor of BYOB but 60% did not vote correctly .

    I think some have a misconception of the Hard Rock's clientele. The clientele of the hotel in Las Vegas is quite upscale and not at all likely to be roaming around in druken mobs as some have feared in this thread. Yes, a younger clientele, but they have $$$$$$.
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    Hmmmm.

    Yes, a younger clientele, but they have $$$$$$.
    So does Justin, that fine example of Canadian youth, but I wouldn't want to have him hanging around for any length of time.
    I hate to be devil's advocate (no I don't really...), but just reading the cards as they may fall.
    Or, may not.

    This, as in "$$$$$$" doesn't qualify you as a decent human being with respect for those around you.
    Particularly when it comes to younger folks.
    Just try to get on the bus in Oranjestad.

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    I am almost certain that the Hard Rock in Aruba would be comparable to the Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos worldwide.

    They are upscale, and they cater to all.

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    I have stayed at 2 different Hard Rock Hotels and I can honestly say that neither of them catered to the young, hippie crowd or any other specific crowd for that matter. Yes, they have flashy lobbies and rock and roll memorabilia everywhere. But once you get up to your room it is just like any other upscale, nice hotel. I would not think for one second that an older, non hippie crowd would be turned off by a Hard Rock in Aruba. They definitely know how to design hotels that meet everyone's expectations. They know what they are doing and know how to appeal to 99% of people looking for a nice hotel for their vacation. I have stayed at the Hard Rock in Mississippi twice and once at the Hard Rock at Universal Studios, FL. Neither one was a disappointment to me as a young kid or my parents who took me there and went back to visit again and again. Also, my parents are far from the hippie crowd, btw. Just your everyday normal people!

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    I might add that a great deal of the memorabilia is from my era. I was born in 1950....just sayin'...

    Quote Originally Posted by EricaLovesAruba! View Post
    I have stayed at 2 different Hard Rock Hotels and I can honestly say that neither of them catered to the young, hippie crowd or any other specific crowd for that matter. Yes, they have flashy lobbies and rock and roll memorabilia everywhere. But once you get up to your room it is just like any other upscale, nice hotel. I would not think for one second that an older, non hippie crowd would be turned off by a Hard Rock in Aruba. They definitely know how to design hotels that meet everyone's expectations. They know what they are doing and know how to appeal to 99% of people looking for a nice hotel for their vacation. I have stayed at the Hard Rock in Mississippi twice and once at the Hard Rock at Universal Studios, FL. Neither one was a disappointment to me as a young kid or my parents who took me there and went back to visit again and again. Also, my parents are far from the hippie crowd, btw. Just your everyday normal people!

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    Pretty much Baby Boomers and younger, are rock n roll fans to some extent.
    So Hard Rock's demographics are huge/varied.

    Their casinos and hotel public rooms are full of memorabilia.
    The Hard Rock in Tampa has an awesome costume display of the Jackson 5.


    Aruba's visitor's are pretty much Baby Boomers and younger………..by younger I mean all the way to child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug R. View Post
    I might add that a great deal of the memorabilia is from my era. I was born in 1950....just sayin'...
    That's when my parents were born, too.

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    Interesting comments about the "hippie" crowd. Hate to burst anyone's bubble, but someone belonging to the true "hippie" crowd is currently in the 60-70 age group.
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    Hmmm. Interesting how everyone seems to have gone down the "hippie" route.
    The one group of people I hadn't even considered when I mentioined the clientele.
    No, I'm talking about the young gents that don't seem to have waistbands in their pants, considering the top of the pants are
    worn down below the butt.... you know the group I'm talking about. The grandkids of the hippies.
    The ones whose parents haven't realized that discipline actually works.
    The Justin generation.
    Now you know what I mean...

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