Hard Rock Hotels Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Woodstock

Hard Rock Hotels will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, often considered one of the greatest events in music history, with special commemorations at its hotels. Some highlights include:

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego

Hard Rock Hotel San Diego is serving free Pot Brownies to all guests checking in August 14-16, 2009. The hotel’s signature restaurant Maryjane’s Coffee Shop has been serving the chocolate desserts since opening and in an irreverent nod to the infamous Woodstock counter-culture, all hotel guests will be treated to complimentary brownies, a la mode of course, during the anniversary weekend.

Since the announcement, the hotel has created quite a “buzz” as word passes through the community, with many people wondering how the luxury property can get away with serving the special treats. The truth is: The warm, baked-to-order brownies are aptly named for the charming ceramic pots in which they are baked and not for any secret ingredients.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood will turn back the hands of time in August to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. The hotel will offer $69 room rates on August 18 and 19, plus free Jimi Hendrix-style guitar lessons, memorabilia displays, hippie-themed events, Woodstock music festival in Seminole Paradise and a concert by original Woodstock performers, Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

Hard Rock Hotel Orlando is making sure that all guests arriving during the month of August know that it is Woodstock’s 40th anniversary. As you walk in, you’ll hear sounds of Jimi Hendrix’s guitar and Grateful Dead among other musicians from the Woodstock era, and those arriving for the anniversary weekend of peace and love will receive a daisy upon check-in. The property will serve beverage specials such as the Bad Acid Trip (Chambord, Midori, Malibu, Tanqueray, Absolut, Sour and Blue Curacao), Grateful Dead (Absolut,Tanqueray, Bacardi, Triple Sec, Chambord, Sour and Sprite) and Hendrix Electric Lemonade (Hendrix Electric Vodka, Blue Curacao and Sour) in addition to a menu with select food items reminiscent of the hippy generation.

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