“Life is either a great adventure or nothing at all.” – Hellen Keller


Few places offer the kind of adventure that we have here at Universal Orlando Resort. And that’s just the way we like it. We have many guests who travel from countries far and wide for the Hard Rock experience and we want their time with us to be authentic and unpredictable. Whether it’s avid music fans who want to soak up the rock vibe at the resort, shoppers seeking to satisfy their spending fix, or the traveler making the most of their stay with visits to our neighboring world-class theme parks, here are three solid reasons any international traveler should rock a stay at the place where we made Hotel California a reality.

1. In-room features to make you feel at home

We know that many of our international guests travel from faraway places, and tend to stay with us for a longer time. And we love this. Which is why we make sure to give them all of the comforts of home at their “home away from home,” from a mini refrigerator, to iHome docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. Sounds like home to us!

2. Shopping

Sure, shopping may not be the first thing on everyone’s mind when on vacation, but for some it’s a great way to find some treasures and memories to take back home with them. For some authentic Hard Rock memorabilia – including shirts, jewelry, candles, and even bedding – you’ll definitely want to make a pit stop into the Rock Shop® located in our lobby. And don’t forget about the awesome shops at our other on-site resorts as well as the shops at Universal Orlando theme parks and Universal CityWalk. As a guest you receive resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card for merchandise purchases throughout the resort and complimentary delivery of those purchases back to your room. I mean, can it get any easier?

HRH Rock Shop

3. Velvet Sessions

Now, music lovers will definitely want to take note. If you’re lucky (or perhaps you actually planned your stay around this), you’ll catch one of our monthly monthly rock ‘n’ roll cocktail parties and lobby concerts, featuring a famous rock star or band. What? You’re not familiar with Velvet Sessions? For a taste of what to expect, check out some of our past performances, which take place on the last Thursday of every month*. Did we just take your breath away?


Berlin featuring Terri Nunn

Oh, and we can’t forget to mention our brand new rooms. Whether you’re a first-time guest or a repeat rocker, these rooms will blow you away!

Catch you around our Universe,


*excluding November and December