We deliver the technology-related insight necessary forour clients to make the right decisions, every day. Through the resources of Gartner Research, Gartner ExecutivePrograms, Gartner Consulting and Gartner Events, we work with every client toresearch, analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of theirindividual role. Founded in 1979, Gartner is headquartered in Stamford,Connecticut, U.S.A., and has 4,000 associates, including 1,200 research analystsand consultants in 80 countries. For more information, visit "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of1995: Statements in this press release regarding Gartner's business which arenot historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks anduncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which couldcause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-lookingstatements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K forthe fiscal year 2007 Gartner, Inc.Henry A. DiamondGroup Vice PresidentInvestor Relations and Corporate Finance1 203 316 Copyright Business Wire 2009.
Expansion Will Provide Additional 75,000 Square Feet of Flexible Meeting SpaceCombined With the Hotels Signature Rock Star Lifestyle AmenitiesLAS VEGAS(Business Wire)This year, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas will take business travel to ahigher ground with the addition of 75,000 square feet of full-service meetingsand convention space, including simulcast capabilities in The Joint, catapultingthe resort to a world-class destination of choice for the meetings andconvention industry. The blend of Hard Rocks cutting-edge lifestyle with afour-star meetings experience will appeal to the savvy event planner, whileimpressing the most discriminating business traveler. "The expansion of the Hard Rocks meetings and convention space allows us tosatisfy the demand of our diversified customers who have had to look elsewherein the past for groups larger than 600 people," said Yale Rowe, Senior VicePresident & General Manager Operations. "In town, you wont find a casino hotelthat offers the extensive services and amenities of a successful meetings andconvention destination, while still providing guests with the high-energy andentertaining environment they have come to know and love at the Hard Rock." As part of Hard Rocks $750 million expansion and renovation, the 40-totalmeeting rooms will offer first-class amenities only found at Las Vegas originalboutique-style hotel. The meeting spaces will feature spectacular modern, rockglamour décor and include up-to-date technology, such as built in flat screenswith projection capability, wireless Internet and CAT5 cabling.
Upon completion in Spring 2009, the 82,000 total square feet of flexible meetingspace will include Muse and Artist Halls totaling over 25,000 square feetcombined; The Joint, a brand new concert and events facility renowned as the"first rock venue of Las Vegas" offering state-of-the-art sound and videosystems for up to 4,000 guests; and the Studio Collection in the new ParadiseTower, providing intimate settings for breakout sessions and meetings. Whetherhosting a content-packed board meeting or a scaled-back incentive meeting thatneeds to maintain its punch, Hard Rock has the experience, creativity andorganization to exceed the highest expectations. Meeting planners will have aShadow, their meeting concierge, anticipating every need and fulfilling requestsfrom start to finish. A new Rider program, long known in the rock world as acontract addendum fulfilling every stars wish, will give business and meetingstravelers alike the opportunity to customize their favorite amenities. Additionally, Hard Rock is adding 860 new guest rooms, totaling 1,525 rooms andsuites; including HRH, an all-suite 15-story tower and Paradise Tower, a17-story tower adjacent to the new meeting space.
Guestroom blocks of up to1,200 rooms per night will be available along with sumptuous suites. All roomsinclude high speed Internet, data port on the phone or wireless, and iPodconnections, ensuring business travelers are hooked up with high-technecessities. Guests will also enjoy numerous new amenity upgrades from anexpanded five-acre award-winning Pool and Beach Club to the plush Poker Lounge,which will guarantee that guests not only work hard but, should they choose,play hard too. For group or meetings availability and information about pre-opening specials,call 702.693.5507 or visit J Public RelationsChristia Gordon, Jamie Lynn Sigler, orHard Rock Hotel & CasinoLaura K. Cleary, Copyright Business Wire 2009.