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Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

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Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

Hi,

A friend just came back from Phuket, and informed me that The Hard Rock Cafe is opening up soon in Patong, and that it's adjacent to the new Marriott Hotel, that's due to open in Dec. ( I think it's near The Holiday Inn!)

Has anyone else heard about this?

Thanks Harmsy.

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1. Re: Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

Harmsy

We have also heard that one is opening there around November/December.

Regards

Chantal

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2. Re: Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

What is the attraction of the Hard RocK?

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3. Re: Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

Amazing what can happen to a tropical paradise island in just a few years.

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4. Re: Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

The Hard Rock is THE WORST concept chain restaurant where only chessy tourist goes to enjoy terrible food.

Glad this is my last year in Phuket...at least I'll spend it up in Surin where normal tourists hang.

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5. Re: Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

The Hard Rock plans to open mid-February though their sign on the building says Winter 2008 - they are behind schedule.

Actually I quite like some of the items on their menu. The "Pig Sandwich" has been a favorite for about ten-twelve years. I've lived in enough back-water countries and cities that the consistency of a Hard Rock or even a TGIF have been delightful treats from time to time.

Surin Beach is one of my favorites also . . .

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6. Re: Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

Hey Nosescott, pls explain "chessy tourists".

I can only imagine it means someone who likes to advertise chain outlets and merchandise of various sorts by having the names emblazoned across their chest.

No doubt totally wrong, but I'd like to be educated.

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7. Re: Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

Liccy--

Spot on. They usually wear Crocs with ZERO sense of irony, buy terrible knock-off bags and want us to think they're real, FANNY PACKS, cargo shorts (to spot the us Americans) white as white can be trainers (we call em tennis shoes or gym shoes), RED neck sunburn, dreads/braids....you get the gist.

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8. Re: Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

Saw this marriot hotel few weeks ago, must say it looks impressive so far.. not sure when it will be completed but it definatly looks nice !!

its also right near the otop night markets which is probably the biggest market in patong and 2min walk from the beach!!

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9. Re: Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

Their plan is for a "soft opening" in mid-February - as noted above.

As Per:

Suthinee "Golf" Nuansawad

Marketing Communications

Hard Rock Cafe Phuket

48/1 Ruamjai Road, Patong

Kathu, Phuket 83150

Mobile: +66 (0) 86 806 4006

Fax: +66 (0) 76 337123

Skype: goopigolf

E-Mail: mc@hardrockcafe-phuket.com

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10. Re: Just heard that Hard Rock Cafe is opening in Patong,

....but Scott, pls explain how the word "chessy" came about.