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Palm Springs, CA (August 5, 2013) – As construction crews work to ready the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs for its opening this Fall, executives are putting together a stellar variety of entertainment, which now includes a partnership with Troupe Productions, a Palm Springs-based entertainment firm with deep ties to Hollywood.

The events planned for the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs this Fall with Troupe include Fashion Show events and a star-studded film festival.

“We’re excited about working with the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs to bring the “next generation” of live entertainment to the Coachella Valley,” says Jim Casey, Co-Owner, Troupe Productions. “I think we’re going to blow everyone’s mind with our imaginative, never before seen events and productions.”

“The creative vision behind Troupe Productions dovetails beautifully with our commitment to offering edgy and sophisticated entertainment at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs,” says Hector Moreno, Vice President and General Manager for the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs. “The scene at the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will be off the charts come this Fall.”

October 25 – 27: 1st Palm Springs Fashion Weekend

One of today’s hottest fashion designers, Anthony Franco, headlines the 1st Annual Palm Springs Fashion Weekend. Franco’s extravaganza RESACA, Entering the Underworld, A Fashion Experience highlights the weekend of fashion-related events. As the first major public event at the newly minted Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs, the eclectic fashion weekend will set the tone for one-of-a-kind, trend-setting productions created to stimulate the senses. A VIP party is scheduled for Friday, October 25th, with public events happening Saturday and Sunday, October 26th and 27th.

Troupe has also partnered with Los Angeles Fashion Weekend, which will garner cross promotion for the 1st Annual Palm Springs Fashion Weekend.

October 31 – November 3: Feartastic

Get ready for a wild Halloween weekend! Vampires, vixens, and villains will be center stage at Feartastic, a star-studded weekend horror film festival for those who crave heart pumping suspense. Eight films will screen at the Camelot Theaters with the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs serving as festival headquarters. The weekend will also include a Monster Rock Ball in partnership with BB Ingle, producer of the outrageous Halloween parties that typically draw upwards of a thousand party-goers.

Tickets for the events and shows will soon be available at Star Tickets. More information about all of the events will be released as details are confirmed, however room reservations are now available at HRHPalmSprings.com.

Upon completion this Fall, Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will boast the legendary Hard Rock Hotel vibe favored by musicians and celebrities around the world. The hotel will offer 163 rooms with a lively, world-class pool, and will applaud music through brand wide programs. From the on-site VIBE manager, who keeps a pulse on the hotel’s atmosphere, to the groundbreaking, interactive amenity “The Sound Of Your Stay®,” where guests will be able to jam out with hands-on music experiences. Additional music scene related amenities will include a VIP Rock Star Suite, Rock Spa®, Body Rock® workout facility, and the world famous Rock Shop® featuring Hard Rock’s iconic merchandise.

Troupe Productions, LLC, was formed earlier this year by film producers Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey of Kim and Jim Productions, and Trini Garza, of Live It Up Productions. The production company is a one-stop shop for all areas of musical entertainment. Troupe’s inaugural smash show “Fifty Shades of Dusque” premiered at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs on New Year’s Eve 2012.

Casey and Waltrip are also the team behind Kim and Jim Productions. The company’s recent credits include Hit & Run, the comedy starring Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard and Bradley Cooper, and the soon to be released The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His and Hers starring Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain, Golden Globe Nominee James McAvoy and Oscar winners Viola Davis and William Hurt


HotelChatter: Sneak Peek at the Hard Rock Palm Springs

July 03, 2013

LA Times: Palm Springs hotel to be converted into Hard Rock outpost

February 10, 2013

In ever-evolving Palm Springs, a downtown inn will be converted to a Hard Rock Hotel as the desert city continues to crank up its appeal for younger, hipper visitors.

By year's end, Hotel Zoso on Indian Canyon Drive is to be turned into a 160-room Hard Rock, where guests can borrow electric Fender guitars to noodle on in their rooms or check out a fancy sound mixer to practice their DJ skills.

Hard Rock International Announces Hotel Development In Celebrity Getaway Destination, Palm Springs, California

February 06, 2013

Hard Rock International – with hotel locations from Bali to Cancun, San Diego to Singapore and Chicago to Macau – announces plans to open Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs in Fall 2013, bringing the legendary Hard Rock vibe to one of Southern California’s hottest vacation destinations. Hard Rock International, in collaboration with Kittridge Hotel Management, will transform the former Hotel Zoso into an enviable hotel destination, reflecting the famed Hard Rock brand in a city known for its year-round sunshine, clear skies and endless activities.

We’re thrilled to bring the Hard Rock experience to this world-renowned city and are very pleased with our new relationship with Kittridge Hotels,” said Nelson Parker, head of development in the Americas for Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos.  “Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs will serve as an iconic entertainment and leisure destination and, true to the Hard Rock brand, will be a hot spot for musicians, celebrities and our valued Hard Rock fans.

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