[HD video below] Tom Blachere has been appointed
as the Director of Operations for the Hard Rock Hotel Penang, the
first Hard Rock Hotel in Malaysia.
In this capacity, Tom will spearhead all
operational aspects gearing towards the opening of this much
awaited property which infuses the elements of Rock ‘n’ Roll music
An avid scuba diver and a PADI-certified
instructor, Tom spent more than 10 years in Maldives running a
scuba cruising line, living his childhood dream before finding his
forte in the hospitality industry.
Prior to joining Hard Rock Hotels Penang, Tom, a
was the General Manager for Rihiveli Beach Resort in Maldives,
another brand by HPL Hotels & Resorts.
A people oriented person, Tom is known for his
“hands on” approach and an eye for detail.
“Tom is the ideal personality for this role. He
has a strong passion and the energy that he brings to the team is
simply infectious! This is the Hard Rock spirit. We aim to
cultivate rock stars that have the courage to live their dreams,
be unordinary and give our guests an unforgettable experience,”
said John Primmer, General Manager of the Hard Rock Hotel Penang.
The Hard Rock Hotel Penang is scheduled to open
its doors on 19 September 2009.
Located at the famous Batu Ferringhi in Penang,
the Hard Rock boasts 249 chic rooms and suites with views of the
hill and sea.
All rooms are fully equipped with DVD/CD
players, a 32 inch LCD TV, iPod Docking station, Wi-Fi
connectivity, IDD telephones, in-room safes, mini bar, hairdryer,
coffee/tea making facilities and iron/ironing boards.
The hotel will have five Food & Beverage
outlets, including the famous Hard Rock Cafe serving authentic
American food, Starz Diner, an all-day dining restaurant featuring
Asian and International Cuisine and the Pizzeria by the poolside.
To enjoy a chill out session, relax at The Shack pool bar or at
the Lobby Lounge.
A wide selection of facilities are also
available at the hotel including the Rock Spa, Lil’ Rock Kids
Club, Teens Club, a fully equipped gym, Hard Rock merchandise
store and a 26,000 sq ft free-form swimming pool.
HD Video Interview with John Primmer GM of
the Hard Rock Hotel Penang
HD Video of a Deluxe
Seaview Room @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang