Hard Rock Cafe opens in Dubrovnik
- by croatiaweek
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The first-ever Hard Rock Cafe has opened in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, making it the only one currently in the country.
Hard Rock Cafe Dubrovnik, which is located in the Klarisa monastery area of the historic center, has now opened its doors to the public.
During a press conference held earlier, Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković expressed his excitement about the arrival of the Hard Rock brand in the city.
“We know what the Hard Rock brand means in the world, and we are glad that our city has received this honour,” he said. “This is how this historically valuable space gained its added value, and there will also be something to see, from examples of guitars and other valuable exhibits. The intention is for this facility to work all year round, which is excellent, and I believe that our fellow citizens will find a place to hang out, especially in winter days, and that in the future this place will be a gathering place.”
The Dubrovnik Hard Rock Cafe is managed by Pablo Castrogiovanni, who promised to make the location a must-visit spot in the city.
“Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful Hard Rock Cafe locations in the world,” he said. “The goal is to have live music at least once a week, and we rely on local suppliers for food.” The facility can accommodate over 400 people, with seating for up to 120 in the interior space, up to 220 in the atrium, and an outdoor area to be installed for the summer season.
Tany Hugo, Director of the Hard Rock International franchise for Europe, shared the history of the Hard Rock Cafe brand during the conference.
The first Hard Rock Cafe was opened in London’s Hyde Park in 1971, and the brand now operates in 77 countries around the world, with 255 locations in total. He also mentioned the brand’s impressive collection of memorabilia from famous musicians, which will be on display at the new Dubrovnik location.
More photos from the opening below.