Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Morgans Hotel Group Open Acclaimed SKYBAR - Monday 21st of January 2013

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Morgans Hotel Group elevate the Las Vegas pool scene with the opening of SKYBAR. As part of the $750 million property expansion, the sophisticated lounge offers guests a new level of social relaxation.

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Perched above the HRH Beach Club, the day-to-night pool deck creates an exclusive, chic atmosphere that SKYBAR is known for - a lifestyle experience and icon. The perfect complement to the all-new Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, sun-seeking guests enjoy the upper deck by day, while partygoers can escape the club scene to lounge under the stars by night. The intimate daytime pool setting and sophisticated evening environment overlooks the glittering expanse of the Las Vegas Strip.

"The new SKYBAR is the ultimate blend of Morgans Hotel Groups history of refined socializing and the evolution of the new Hard Rock," said Phil Shalala , CMO of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "It is a continuation of the premier service and unparalleled atmosphere that we are known for."

SKYBAR features a distinctive acrylic-edged pool with three peek-a-boo cutouts in the floor that act as skylight windows to the lower HRH Beach Club. Guests can lounge on the plush bar seating, custom daybeds, couches and banquettes that pepper the teakwood plank floored area. The lower SKYBAR pool features 14 luxurious cabanas surrounding a circular infinity wading pool. The cabana menu showcases the HRH Beach Club Bar & Grill including HRH Cheeseburger Sliders, Crispy Shrimp, Chilled Fruit Skewers, a variety of platters for sharing and much more. SKYBAR features premium spirits, bottle service and signature cocktails such as the Manhattan LV, SKYBAR Margarita, Strip Cleanse and SKYBAR Smash. SKYBAR and HRH Beach Club nearly double the overall size of the hotels pool area and offer guests a high-end and tranquil desert escape.

"SKYBAR has been a staple in the Los Angeles social scene for the past 14 years, entertaining celebrities from film, fashion, art, music, LA notables and hotel guests alike. We are looking forward to expanding our vision, brand and experience to yet another iconic property. The new HRH Tower is the perfect spot to further SKYBARs legacy," said Kendra Cole , SKYBAR in Los Angeles.

Achieving a little R&R will be easier than ever beginning April 19, which marks the first RELAX Monday at SKYBAR. Created as a means to pay tribute to the local industry crowd, RELAX is the hottest spot for the Vegas elite to congregate and unwind. Various guest deejays will be spinning a variety of remixes, jungle and house music.

During the day, SKYBAR is open daily from noon – 8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Nighttime hours are 8 p.m. – midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Admission is complimentary for HRH Hotel guests and $20 for the public. Upscale beach attire is strictly enforced.

Boasting some of the finest views in Los Angeles, SKYBAR at Mondrian is an open air, ivy-covered pavilion located above the pool and outdoor living room. It has been the spot for the hottest Los Angeles nightlife from the day it opened. SKYBAR at Shore Club, spans through the intense, electric, cobalt blue walls, fountains and pergolas, matching any mood and entertainment at any time within the deeply sensual background of the colorful tropical gardens.

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, owned and operated under Morgans Hotel Group and equity partner, DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, is a premier destination entertainment resort located on 16.7 acres situated strategically on Harmon Avenue, one of Las Vegas fastest growing entertainment corridors. Built in 1995 and expanded in 1999, the property is currently undergoing another expansion set for completion in early 2010 more than tripling its current size. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where such acts as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney , Incubus, Nine Inch Nails and The Killers have all performed. In May 2009, Hard Rock & the new Joint became home to Las Vegass first rock residency show, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits. Features of the property include an 11-story Hard Rock Hotel tower with 640 guest rooms, 17-story Paradise Tower with 479 guest rooms and the brand new all-suite HRH Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouses; 70,000 square feet of casino space; 135,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space; the luxurious Vanity nightclub, co-owned by baseball legend Jason Giambi ; the new Reliquary Water Sanctuary & Spa located directly across from the all-new Brannon Hair salon; The Beach Club with a swimming pool that was selected by the Travel Channel as one of "The Top 10 Pools" in the world; Rehab, the trendsetting Sunday afternoon pool party; the all new Joint by Rogue concert venue; rock club Wasted Space, co-owned by motocross star Carey Hart ; a 7,000 square feet Poker Lounge; restaurants including Rare 120 steakhouse, the Tuscan-style Italian eatery AGO, world-renowned Nobu, Pink Taco and the 24/7 diner Mr. Luckys; numerous cocktail lounges; several retail stores; and the Hard Rock Health Club, a state-of-the-art fitness center. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

About Morgans Hotel Group

Morgans Hotel Group Co. (Nasdaq: MHGC) is widely credited as the creator of the first "boutique" hotel and a continuing leader of the hotel industrys boutique sector. Morgans Hotel Group operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, Morgans, Royalton and Hudson in New York, Delano and Shore Club in South Beach, Mondrian in Los Angeles and South Beach, Clift in San Francisco, Ames in Boston, and Sanderson and St Martins Lane in London. Morgans Hotel Group and an equity partner also own the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and related assets. Morgans Hotel Group also manages hotels in Isla Verde , Puerto Rico and Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Morgans Hotel Group has other property transactions in various stages of completion, including projects in SoHo, New York and Palm Springs, California.

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