By Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast on February 19, 2019


4 Reasons Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast Should Be On Your Next Trip Radar

The coolest hotel on the coast officially opened its doors to guests in September 2018, welcoming holiday makers, families, and business travellers alike. Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast is the first hotel to be launched in Desaru Coast, Malaysia’s newest tourist destination located in the southern state of Johor. This iconic global brand promises guests an authentic Hard Rock experience – from the hotel’s daily dose of entertainment & live music to its uniquely handcrafted cocktail selection, guests will be treated to a truly unique “Rock Star” experience. Here’s four reasons why this hotel should be on your radar during your next trip down south.

  1. Unleash Your Inner Rock Star


Music is the brand’s differentiator, and for music lovers, the Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast does not disappoint. Tune in to your inner rock star with the brand’s signature Sound of Your Stay® (SOYS) programme, an all-encompassing music amenity feature that offers guests the chance to rock out in the comforts of their own room. Travellers are given access to three amped up options: picks, wax, and tracks, all designed to enhance your overall interactive experience at the hotel.

Amplify your stay with music to suit your senses with tracks, which offers guests curated playlists that are readily available for download. Wax on the other hand offers guests a chance to tune in to a selection of vinyl players and classic records, hand-picked by the brand’s music experts. Last but least, and perhaps the most compelling option of the three is picks, which allows guests to choose from a menu of 20 Fender® guitars to complimentarily loan for the day. The signature programme comes complete with an amp and head phones, allowing guests to set the mood during an in-room jam session. Guests need only to request for the selection menu at the reception to enjoy the amenities.

  1. An Authentic, Music-Inspired Experience

Throughout the property, guests can explore the vibrant collection of iconic music memorabilia at their own pace or join in the daily memorabilia tour, organised and led by the in-house VIBE manager. The carefully curated selection features some of history’s biggest names in entertainment, from across eras both old and current. From Rihanna and Lady Gaga to the Rolling Stones and The Who, guests are invited to stroll through the hotel’s walkways and soak up music royalty through the ages.

At night, guests looking for a reprieve from daytime duties can enjoy daily live music and entertainment, hosted at the hotel’s cosmopolitan lobby lounge, GMT +8. Fans of the Hard Rock brand are invited to visit the hotel’s Rock Shop®, which features exclusive Hard Rock merchandise, unique to the Desaru Coast location. From branded tees and collectable pins to yoga mats and plush toys, the Rock Shop® holds a breadth of music-inspired collection with something for everyone.

  1. Flavoursome Food & Tantalising Tastes

The property features four enticing dining outlets, including Sessions all-day dining, Constant Grind coffee & bar, GMT+8 Lobby bar and The Elephant & The Butterfly, a Mexican-themed poolside bar & grill. So whether it’s a caffeine fix, a leisurely meal, or craft cocktails that you crave, the hotel’s diverse restaurants and bars will be able to offer you the vibrant delights you seek.


The Elephant & The Butterfly is a particular delight, featuring contemporary art and cuisine inspired by the fiery love tale between Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, two of Mexico’s greatest artists. With a menu selection featuring spicy quesadillas, freshly served handmade guacamole, artisanal tequila, and more, this poolside restaurant will have you waving your hand for more as the bar’s personable mixologist whips up yet another custom favourite for you. True to the brand’s free-spirited identity, the hotel will also be bringing to life a pool party every first Sunday of the month, where guests will enjoy one free drink with every entrance ticket purchased.

  1. Conveniently Located Family Attractions
Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark

Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark

For families looking for an invigorating splash of adventure, they can turn to the Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark, one of the world’s largest themed water parks – conveniently located adjacent to the hotel. The Waterpark is Set against the backdrop of a traditional Malaysian fishing village, the waterpark is home to more than 20 wet and dry rides, slides and attractions including the first-ever water coaster in the region and home to one of the biggest wave pools in the world.

The premier hotel also neighbours the Desaru Coast Riverside, a stunning 23-acre waterfront landscaped retail and lifestyle village located in the heart of Desaru Coast. Desaru Coast Riverside offers a wide range of upscale retail, restaurants, cafes and entertainment outlets, representing the central hub of Desaru Coast. Aside from cuisine and retail offerings, visitors are treated to a range of events at the village, ranging from traditional folk games, themed movie screenings, performances, and health & fitness activities.

Outside of Desaru Coast, visitors can take a short drive to drop by the Desaru Fruit Farm or the Muzium Nelayan Tanjung Balau, both located about 15 minutes’ drive away from Desaru Coast.

All in all, the hotel features live music and entertainment, collectible and merchandise, legendary memorabilia and an unmatched menu, offering a reprieve from the ordinary and an unforgettable amplified experience. The 365-room property is ready to “Serve All – Love All” – as the brand’s motto reads – and the serve as the ultimate destination for fun and entertainment down south. Visitors who are interested can visit the website at


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