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Seminole Hard Rock Tampa to Welcome Chinese New Year With ‘Year of the Monkey’ Celebration

TAMPA, Fla. (February 4, 2016) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will ring in the Chinese New Year next week with a “Year of the Monkey” celebration.

The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is a multi-day celebration. Each year, a different animal is represented from the Chinese zodiac. This year’s animal is the monkey.

There will be a number of activities at the property including Dragon Dancers, a custom menu at Rock N’ Raw and festive décor.

The property will kick off the Chinese New Year celebration with three Dragon Dances on Saturday, February 6 (8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.)

On the dining side, Rock ‘N Raw will offer a customized menu from February 8 to February 21 to honor the “Year of the Monkey.” The menu will include Fish Maw Crab Meat Soup, Steamed Whole Fish, Braised Sea Cucumber & Abalone, Ho See Fat Choi and Lo Hon Chai.

Seminole Hard Rock Tampa will also be exhibiting Chinese New Year-themed decorations until February 15. In the hotel lobby, the property’s main display will be a Cherry Blossom tree with a four-foot gold monkey statue. Additionally, both Jubao Palace and Rock ‘N Raw will display Chinese lanterns.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is the premier entertainment destination of Central Florida and the place where celebrities love to stay and play. Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, this electrifying casino destination is one of the most successful and largest casinos in the world and is located in Tampa, Florida off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. Featuring high stakes table games along with thousands of the hottest slot machines, the rock star amenities at this AAA Four Diamond rated hotel and casino range from seven award-winning Zagat-rated restaurants, a newly renovated Rock Spa® and VIP services galore. The casino offers a valet service or free, self-parking. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

About Hard Rock International
With venues in 68 countries, including 162 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, Macau and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include San Juan, Reykjavik and Gran Canaria, Spain. New Hard Rock Hotel projects include Atlanta, Berlin, Daytona Beach, Dubai, Los Cabos, Tenerife, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

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CONTACTS:
Nikki Yourison, Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, (813) 627-7623, nikki.yourison@seminolehardrock.com
Chris Dirato, Bitner Goodman, (954) 703-7938, chris@bitnergoodman.com