last update 31. March 2019

my Hard Rock count:  

313
real locations
read below
 
353
Rewards locations
excl. several older locations visited,
incl. many rock shops, hotel double counts, etc.
382
locations
incl. all present and former shops, outlets,
live venues, independent cafes, etc.

 

 



 

next visits 2019:
Madrid, Valencia, Mallorca, Malaga
Cancun, Guadalajara, New York, Atlantic City, Myrtle Beach, Four Winds, Pittsburgh, Niagara Falls US & CA

 
 

I count ONE Location, a Cafe or a Hotel, as ONE visit. Kinda logic, isn't it?
Hard Rock Rewards, the official program, unfortunately still has A LOT OF ERRORS in its way of counting:
 

- Several older, mostly closed before 2001 locations aren't included in the system and therefore don't count:
old Bali, old Houston, old #1 Hong Kong, old #1 Jakarta, old #1 Kowloon, old Orlando, old Osaka, old Phoenix, old San Francisco, Taichung, old #1 Taipei
as well as London Casino and Manchester Casino.
THAT IS 13 LOCATIONS BEING IGNORED. By doing this, the Hard Rock brand in a very silly way cheats itself. THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE AT ALL !!! 
- Some cafes count twice, but it's the same location, they only had a change of ownership (Nassau, Cayman Island, Panama) or a name change (Kanata to Corel Center) or a change of currency (Yangon). This is such a stupid perversion of counting visits !!!
The only identical location I count is Antwerp, because it has been closed long time ago, been used for other purposes over more than 20 years, and now remodeled as new cafe.
- Some rock shops/outlets count/counted as well as a visit (Athens Plaka, PMI/IBZ/AEP/EZE airport, Mallorca city, Budva, Kotor, Rome Vatican) offering mostly identical merchandise as the cafe, while other rock shops don't/didn't count: Rio de Janeiro (1 shop at the Corcovado train station and 1 mall outlet at Rio Sul Mall), Venice Rialto rock shop, Riviera Maya Hotel Heaven rock shop, Athens port of Piraeus rock shop, Bucharest Baneasa mall outlet.
Lyon airport rock shop was only an official visit AFTER it closed. WTF, IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE !!!
My opinion: shops and other small outlets can't be compared to a cafe or hotel and shouldn't be given a visit credit unless they go by a different name and offer a range of different merchandise products. Only Hong Kong The Peak, Mykonos, Siem Reap airport rock shop and Tokyo NRT airport rock shop qualify for this.
- Of all the existing/former Live locations only Orlando counts. Why? Is it any better than the other locations? NO! IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE !!!
Riviera Maya golf rock shop counts as a visit, but not Punta Cana.
- Some Hotels only gave a visit credited if booking at a 'qualifying rate'. Now that's really annoying. When I'm there, I'm there, no matter how much I paid for the room.
It seems this incredibly bad habit, totally against customers and fans of Hard Rock, has stopped.
Now some Hotels start a new bad habit: if 2 persons share a room, only the name on file, who paid for it, gets the visit credit, the other person doesn't get it, even though staying at the hotel, probably sharing the payment. This evil practice is extremely hostile towards hard rock fans.
- At some Hotels (but not all) you get 2 visits credited: one for your stay and another one for the rock shop, while some Hotels give you only one visit.
1 location = 2 visits ??? Logic and mathematics are totally left out!!!   Well done...
To top that, at the Punta Cana Hotel & Casino you've got (for about two years around 2011) even a 3rd visit for the Casino rock shop, a few steps away from the Hotel rock shop, selling almost the same range of identical products. 
- You can get a visit credited for your online order LOL  and, to top this, at times this was a hidden swipe LOL

Anyway, I still love the hobby ;-)  Meeting HR friends, visiting new cities/countries, adding value to a destination is a great thing :-)

 

#   LOCATION VISIT

SUBSEQUENT VISITS

313.  Hollywood, FL Mar 19  
312.  San Juan Mar 19  
311.  Managua Mar 19  
310.  Siem Reap (airport rock shop) Jan 19  
309.  Manila Dec 18  
308.  Desaru Coast - HR Hotel Dec 18  
307.  Wroclaw Aug 18  
- -  Kotor (rock shop) Aug 18  
306.  St. Petersburg Aug 18  
305.  Ulaanbaatar Jul 18  
304.  Shenzhen Jul 18  
303.  Shenzhen - HR Hotel Jul 18  
302.  Tianjin Jul 18  
301.  Kolkata Jul 18  
300.  Cairo Jul 18  
- -  Punta Cana (airport terminal A rock shop) Apr 18  
299.  Miami Gardens - HR Stadium Apr 18  Mar 19
298.  Daytona Beach - HR Hotel Apr 18  
297.  Tampa Bay TPA airport Apr 18  
- -  Punta Cana (airport terminal B rock shop) Apr 18  
296.  Punta Cana Apr 18  
295.  Curitiba Mar 18  
294.  La Paz Mar 18  
293.  Ushuaia Mar 18  
292.  Buenos Aires EZE airport Mar 18  
291.  Medellin Feb 18  
290.  Houston IAH airport Jan 18  
289.  Yangon Jan 18  
288.  Phnom Penh Dec 17  
287.  Davos - HR Hotel Dec 17  Sep 18 - Feb 19
286.  Innsbruck Sep 17  
285.  Andorra Aug 17  
284.  Almaty Jul 17  
- -  Montego Bay (airport rock shop) Jul 17  
283.  Montego Bay Jul 17  
282.  Antwerp Jul 17  
281.  Chiang Mai Jun 17  
- -  Istanbul (Istiklal rock shop) May 17  
280.  Baku May 17  
279.  Tbilisi May 17  
- -  Tenerife (airport rock shop) Apr 17  
278.  Tenerife - HR Hotel Apr 17  
277.  Tenerife Apr 17  
- -  Mallorca (airport rock shop) Apr 17  
276.  Reykjavik Apr 17  
275.  Sevilla Mar 17  
274.  Hangzhou Mar 17  
273.  Shanghai (old location #2) Mar 17  
- -  Rome (Vatican rock shop) Mar 17  
272.  Porto Feb 17  
271.  Pretoria Feb 17  
270.  Koh Samui Dec 16  
269.  Lyon Dec 16  
- -  Bucharest (Baneasa Shopping outlet) Nov 16  
268.  Goa - HR Hotel Nov 16  
267.  Fukuoka Oct 16  
266.  Ayia Napa Aug 16  
265.  Copenhagen Jun 16  
264.  Athens May 16  Jul 18
263.  Lagos May 16  
262.  Vientiane Mar 16  
261.  Busan Mar 16  
260.  Port El Kantaoui Jan 16  
259.  Kota Kinabalu Oct 15  
258.  Bali Airport Oct 15  
257.  Podgorica Aug 15  Aug 18
- -  Budva (rock shop) Aug 15  Aug 18
256.  Memphis Aug 15  
255.  Pigeon Forge Aug 15  
254.  Sioux City - HR Hotel Aug 15  
253.  Mall of America Aug 15  
252.  Northfield Park Aug 15  
251.  Northfield Park - HR Rocksino Aug 15  
250.  Santo Domingo Jul 15  
249.  Guanacaste Jul 15  
248.  San Jose, Costa Rica Jul 15  
247.  Cozumel Jul 15  
246.  Riviera Maya - HR Hotel Jul 15  
245.  Riviera Maya - HR Golf Club Jul 15  
244.  Palm Springs - HR Hotel Jul 15  
243.  Lake Tahoe - HR Hotel Jul 15  
242.  Vancouver - HR Casino Jul 15  
241.  Honolulu Jul 15  
240.  Anchorage Jul 15  
239.  Gdansk May 15  
238.  Glasgow May 15  
237.  Buenos Aires AEP airport Apr 15  Mar 18
236.  Asuncion Apr 15  
235.  Santa Cruz Apr 15  Mar 18
234.  Lima Apr 15  
233.  Santiago Apr 15  
232.  Johannesburg Feb 15  Feb 17
231.  Seoul (old location #3) Feb 15  
230.  Andheri Jan 15  
229.  Gurgaon/Gurugram Jan 15  
228.  Angkor Dec 14  Jan 19
227.  Marseille Dec 14  Aug 17
226.  Vienna Nov 14  Jun 16 - Jun 17
225.  Istanbul Oct 14  
- -  Ibiza (airport rock shop) Sep 14  
224.  Ibiza Sep 14  
223.  Ibiza - HR Hotel Sep 14  
222.  Nice Jul 14  Dec 14
221.  Jakarta Mar 14  
220.  Chennai Jan 14  
219.  Melaka Dec 13  
218.  Dubai Sep 13  
217.  Helsinki Jul 13  Nov 14
216.  Nabq Jun 13  
215.  Vallarta - HR Hotel May 13  
214.  Cancun - HR Hotel May 13  Jul 15
213.  Panama Megapolis - HR Hotel May 13  Feb 18
212.  Guatemala City May 13  
211.  New Orleans May 13  
210.  Four Winds May 13  
209.  Nicosia Apr 13  
208.  Budapest Apr 13  
207.  Sydney Oct 12  
206.  Macau Sep 12  Feb 13
205.  Hong Kong The Peak (rock shop) Sep 12  
204.  Hong Kong LKF Sep 12  Mar 16 - Dec 18
203.  Brussels Aug 12  Jul 14 - Nov 16
202.  Florence Jul 12  Nov 14
- -  Athens (Plaka rock shop) May 12  
201.  Glyfada May 12  
200.  Hamburg Sep 11  Jun 13 - Feb 16
199.  Punta Cana - HR Hotel Aug 11  Apr 18
198.  Costa Maya Jul 11  
197.  Cozumel @ Punta Langosta Jul 11  
196.  Tampa Jul 11  Apr 18
195.  Medellin (old location) Jul 11  
194.  St. Maarten Jul 11  
193.  Beirut Jun 11  
192.  Narita Oct 10  
191.  Sentosa Oct 10  Oct 12 - Mar 17
190.  Singapore - HR Hotel Oct 10  Oct 12 - Mar 17
189.  Ho Chi Minh City Oct 10  
188.  Jakarta (old location #2) Oct 10  
187.  Macau - HR Hotel Oct 10  Sep 12 - Feb 13
186.  Beijing Oct 10  
185.  Berlin Sep 10  Aug 13 - Jun 15 - Jun 16 - Aug 18
184.  Seattle Jul 10  
183.  Albuquerque - HR Hotel Jul 10  
182.  San Diego - HR Hotel Jul 10  
181.  Hollywood/Los Angeles @ Hollywood Blvd Jul 10  Jul 15
180.  Las Vegas @ The Strip Jul 10  Sep 11
179.  Tulsa - HR Hotel Jul 10  
178.  Dallas Jul 10  
- -  Aruba (Oranjestad rock shop) Jul 10  
177.  Aruba Jul 10  
176.  Boston Jul 10  
175.  New York Jun 10  Sep 16
174.  Yankee Stadium Jun 10  Sep 16
173.  Marbella May 10  
172.  Phuket Dec 09  Jun 11 - Mar 16
171.  Surfers Paradise Dec 09  
170.  Fiji Dec 09  
169.  Penang Dec 09  
168.  Penang - HR Hotel Dec 09  
167.  Singapore Changi Airport Dec 09  Oct 10 - Oct 12
166.  Hyderabad Dec 09  
165.  Pune Dec 09  
164.  Bengaluru Dec 09  
163.  New Delhi Dec 09  Jan 15
162.  Mumbai Dec 09  Jan 15
161.  Mallorca Jun 09  Apr 17
160.  Bucharest May 09  Nov 16
159.  Venice May 09  
158.  Prague May 09  Nov 13 - Nov 16
157.  Kraków May 09  Jul 13
156.  Malta @ Valetta harbour - HR Bar Aug 08  
155.  Punta Cana (old location) Jul 08  Aug 11
154.  Santo Domingo (old location) Jul 08  
153.  Houston Jul 08  Sep 16
152.  Biloxi - HR Hotel Jul 08  May 13
151.  Biloxi Jul 08  May 13
150.  Cartagena Jul 08  Jul 11 - Jul 15 - Feb 18
149.  Margarita Jul 08  
148.  Moscow Oct 07  Jul 18
147.  Warsaw Aug 07  Jul 13 - Jul 17
146.  Ocho Rios Jun 07  
145.  Sharm el Sheikh Apr 07  Jun 13
144.  Hurghada Apr 07  
143.  Cairo (old location) Apr 07  
142.  Belo Horizonte Oct 06  Dec 12
141.  Oslo Aug 06  Nov 14
140.  Gothenburg Aug 06  
139.  Gran Canaria Jul 06  
138.  Athens (old location) Jun 06  May 12
137.  Hong Kong The Peak (rock shop, old location) Apr 06  
136.  Hong Kong (old location, Kowloon #2) Apr 06  
135.  Bali Apr 06  Oct 15
134.  Bali - HR Hotel Apr 06  Oct 15
133.  Osaka Universal Citywalk Mar 06  Oct 16
132.  Osaka Mar 06  Oct 16
131.  Fukuoka (old location) Mar 06  
130.  Tokyo Uyeno-Eki Mar 06  Oct 10
129.  Kuwait Mar 06  
128.  Bahrain Mar 06  
127.  Destin, FL Aug 05  
126.  Tampa - HR Hotel Aug 05  Jul 11 - Apr 18
125.  Orlando - HR Hotel Aug 05  Jul 11 - Apr 18
124.  Orlando Aug 05  Jul 11 - Apr 18
123.  Hollywood, FL (old location) Aug 05  Jun 07 - Jun 10 - Jul 11 - Apr 18
122.  Hollywood, FL - HR Hotel Aug 05  Jun 07  -  Jun 10  -  Jul 11  -  Apr 18 - Mar 19
121.  Cayman Islands Aug 05  
120.  Nassau, Bahamas Aug 05  Mar 19
- -  Cancun (airport rock shop) Aug 05  
119.  Cozumel (old location) Aug 05  Jul 11
118.  Cancun Aug 05  May 13
117.  San Juan (old location) Jul 05  
116.  Panama Jul 05  May 13 - Feb 18
115.  Bogota Jul 05  Jul 08 - Jul 11 - Jul 15 - Mar 19
114.  Caracas Jul 05  Jul 08
113.  Gatlinburg May 05  
112.  Louisville May 05  
111.  Indianapolis May 05  
110.  Chicago - HR Hotel May 05  May 13
109.  Detroit May 05  
108.  Foxwoods May 05  
107.  Malta @ airport - HR Bar May 05   Aug 08
106.  Malta Apr 05   Aug 08
105.  Catania Apr 05  
104.  Seoul (old location #1) Jan 05  
103.  Guam Dec 04  
102.  Saipan Dec 04  
101.  Manchester - HR Casino Aug 04  
100.  Leeds Aug 04  
99.  Dublin Aug 04  
98.  Bristol - HR Bar Aug 04  
97.  Cardiff Aug 04  
96.  Nottingham Aug 04  
95.  London - HR Casino Aug 04  Feb 07
94.  Reykjavik (old location) Aug 04  
renegade  Chiang Mai Jul 04  
93.  Lisbon Sep 03  Mar 12 - Feb 17
92.  Minneapolis Jul 03  
91.  Kona, Hawaii Jul 03  
90.  Maui Jul 03  
89.  Honolulu (old location) Jul 03  
88.  San Diego Jul 03  Jul 10
87.  La Jolla Jul 03  
86.  Tijuana Jul 03  
85.  Newport Beach Jul 03  
84.  Los Angeles (old location) Jul 03  
83.  Hollywood @ Universal Studios Jul 03  Jul 10
82.  Phoenix Jul 03  Sep 11
the original  Empire, CO Jul 03  Jun 07
81.  Denver Jul 03  Jun 07
80.  Salt Lake City Jul 03  
79.  Mexico City Jul 03  May 13
78.  Acapulco Jul 03  
77.  Cabo San Lucas Jun 03  
76.  Guadalajara Jun 03  
75.  Puerto Vallarta Jun 03  
74.  Austin Jun 03  
73.  Lake Tahoe Jun 03  Jul 15
72.  Sacramento Jun 03  
71.  San Francisco Jun 03  Jul 10
70.  Cologne Apr 03  Aug 06 - Aug 07 - Apr 11 - Aug 12 - Apr 14 - Jul 14 - Nov 16
69.  Dubai (old location) Jan 03  
68.  Munich Dec 02  Aug 03 - Aug 04 - Sep 06 - Apr 07 - Oct 07 - Mar 11 - Nov 12 - Jul 14 - Nov 15 - Nov 18
67.  Pittsburgh Jul 02  
66.  Kanata / Corel Centre Ottawa Jul 02  
- -  Rio de Janeiro (Rio Sul Shopping outlet) May 02  Sep 03
65.  Kuala Lumpur Feb 02  Mar 06 - Dec 09 - Dec 13 - Oct 16
64.  Pattaya Jan 02  Jan 03 - Dec 03 - Jul 04 - Dec 04 - Jan 05 - Mar 06 - Nov 07 - Dec 09 - Jun 11 - Feb 13 - Jul 13
 Oct 13 - Dec 13 - Mar 14 - Jun 14 - Oct 14 - Dec 14 - Oct 15 - Mar 16 - Jun 17 - Dec 18
63.  Pattaya - HR Hotel Jan 02  Jan 03 - Dec 03 - Jul 04 - Dec 04 - Jan 05 - Mar 06 - Nov 07 - Dec 09 - Jun 11 - Feb 13 - Jul 13
 Oct 13 - Dec 13 - Mar 14 - Jun 14 - Oct 14 - Dec 14 - Oct 15 - Mar 16 - Jun 17 - Dec 18
62.  Belfast Jan 02  Aug 04
61.  Edinburgh Jan 02  Jul 13 - May 15
60.  Oasis Jan 02  
59.  Manchester Jan 02  Aug 04 - Apr 12 - Apr 13 - May 18
58.  Birmingham Jan 02  Aug 04
57.  Buenos Aires Jun 01  Jan 10 - Apr 15
- -  Rio de Janeiro (Corcovado station rock shop) May 01  May 02 - Sep 03 - May 04 - Feb 08 - Dec 12
56.  Rio de Janeiro May 01  May 02 - Sep 03 - May 04 - Oct 06 - Feb 08 - Jan 10
55.  Guangzhou Mar 00  
54.  Kowloon (Star ferry pier rock shop) Mar 00  
53.  Makati Mar 00  Nov 00 - Dez 00 - Mar 02 - Jan 04 - Dec 04 - Apr 06 - Oct 10 - Feb 13 - Jan 14 -  Jan 15 - 
 Oct 15 - Jan 17
52.  Taipei (old location #2) Feb 00  
51.  Amsterdam Feb 00   Jan 02 - Jun 03 - Jul 03 - Aug 04 - Jun 05 - Apr 12
50.  Edmonton Aug 99  
49.  Calgary Aug 99  
48.  Banff Aug 99  
47.  Whistler Aug 99  
46.  Vancouver Aug 99  
45.  Rome Sep 98  Aug 03 - May 09 - Mar 17
44.  Barcelona Sep 98  Mar 04 - Aug 08 - Aug 17
43.  Atlantic City (old location) Aug 98  Jun 05
42.  Philadelphia Aug 98  Jun 05 - Jul 11
41.  Baltimore Aug 98  Jun 05 - Jul 15
40.  St.Louis Aug 98  Jul 10
39.  Chicago Aug 98  May 05 - May 13
38.  Cleveland Aug 98  Jul 02 - Aug 15
37.  Niagara Falls US Aug 98  Jul 02 - May 05
36.  Niagara Falls CA (incl.HR Club) Aug 98  Jul 02 - May 05
35.  Toronto Aug 98  Jul 02 - May 05 - Sep 16
34.  Skydome Toronto Aug 98  Jul 02 - May 05
33.  Ottawa Aug 98  Jul 02 - May 05
32.  Montreal Aug 98  Jul 02 - May 05
31.  Boston (old location) Aug 98  Jul 02
30.  New York City (old location) Aug 98  May 05
29.  New Orleans (old location) Feb 98  Jul 08
28.  Houston (old location) Feb 98  
27.  San Antonio Feb 98  May 13 - Sep 16
26.  Memphis (old location) Feb 98  
25.  Nashville Feb 98  Aug 15
24.  Atlanta Feb 98  Aug 05
23.  Myrtle Beach (old location) Feb 98  Jun 05 - Jul 11
22.  Orlando (old location) Feb 98  
21.  Key West Feb 98  Aug 11
20.  Miami Feb 98  Aug 05 - Jun 07 - Jun 10 - Jul 11 - Mar 19
19.  Bangkok Nov 97  Dec 00 - Jan 02 - Jan 03 - Dec 03 - Jul 04 - Dec 04 - Mar 06 - Oct 07 - Dec 09 - Jun 11
 Feb 13 - Jul 13 - Oct 13 - Dec 13 - Mar 14 - Oct 14 - May 16 - Oct 16 - Dec 16 - Jul 18 - Jan 19
18.  Jakarta (old location #1) Nov 97  
17.  Yokohama Nov 97  Mar 06 - Oct 10
16.  Tokyo Nov 97  Mar 06 - Oct 10
15.  Nagoya Nov 97  Mar 06
14.  Osaka (old location) Nov 97  
13.  Bali (old location) Nov 97  
12.  Singapore Oct 97  Feb 02 - Oct 10 - Oct 12 - Mar 17 - Dec 18
11.  Madrid Oct 97  Mar 04 - Oct 06 - Mar 17 - Mar 19
10.  Paris Oct 97  Sep 98 - May 08 - Jul 14
9.  Stockholm Jun 97  Aug 06 - Jul 13
8.  Copenhagen (old location) Jun 97  Aug 04
renegade  Heidelberg Jun 97  Dez 99 - May 07 - Apr 11 - Aug 12 - Apr 17 (HRC name removed)
renegade  Bochum Jun 97  
renegade  Frankfurt Jun 97  Mar 98 - Nov 98 - Dez 99 - Nov 00 - Dez 05
7.  London Jan 97  Mar 98 - Jan 02 - Aug 04 - Feb 07 - Dec 09 - Jul 12 - May 16 - Jul 16 - Aug 16
6.  Berlin (old location) Sep 96  Aug 04
5.  Antwerp (old cafe) Sep 96  
4.  Washington D.C. Jul 95  Aug 98 - Jun 05 - Jul 15
3.  Las Vegas - HR Hotel Jul 95  Jul 03 - Jul 10 - Sep 11
2.  Las Vegas @ HR Hotel Jul 95  Jul 03 - Jul 10 - Sep 11
1.  Dallas (old location) Jul 95  Feb 98 - Jun 03
renegade  Amsterdam Jun 95  Sep 96

 

Closed locations I didn't visit

Mykonos (shop only)
Seoul (old #2)
Myrtle Beach HR Park
Sydney (old)
Melbourne
Queenstown
St.Thomas
Choctaw HR Beach Club Ft.Lauderdale
Shanghai
Kobe
Ankara
Lima (old)
San Francisco (old)
Phoenix (old)
Cape Town
Managua HR Live
Cancun (old)
Hong Kong (old)
Taipei (old)
Aspen
Amman
Shenzhen
Tel Aviv
Taichung

I've hit my first Hard Rock Cafe back in 1995 in Amsterdam, accidentally by the way. Soon after this, during my vacation in the US, I've visited my first corporate cafe, in Dallas, and since then I was hooked and started to collect HRC t-shirts (with the intention to show folks back home where I've been on vacation). But only two years later in fall 1997, I decided to collect shot glasses as well. It took about another year for me to discover that there are a lot of trading opportunities through the internet. Since then I continuously expanded my collections. Nowadays, free space is my main problem....

My favourite Hard Rock Cafes are Dubai and Key West.

 

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