SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A Hard Rock guitar smash ceremony helped christen the grand opening of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain on Oct. 30 in Wheatland, California.
“We are extremely excited that Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain is able to open its doors to locals, travelers, and lovers of the Hard Rock brand,” said Jon Lucas, chief operating officer of Hard Rock International. “The development of the property has been such an amazing endeavor, and we could not have done it without the incredible partnership between the Enterprise Rancheria Tribe and the Seminole Tribe of Florida.”
The ceremony also included the donation of $100,000 from the Hard Rock Heals Foundation and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain to the Enterprise Community Foundation, the charitable entity of the Enterprise Rancheria Tribe.
The grand opening party featured a concert by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Def Leppard along with Don Felder and Last in Line.
The hotel at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain features 169 hotel rooms and suites. The casino has 1,587 slot machines and 57 table games, with exclusive high limit gaming rooms.
“Guests are welcomed with our unique brand of Hard Rock hospitality; it’s a combination of the vibe of our beautifully designed building blended with the passion for service from our team members,” stated Mark Birtha, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sacramento at Fire Mountain. “Many of our employees come from right here in the Sacramento area. We made a promise to hire locally, and that resulted in 70% of our staff coming from Yuba and Sutter counties. We had over 35,000 applications for 1,300 positions, which shows you the power and appeal of the Hard Rock brand.”
Dining venues include Asian options at Song, and YouYu Noodle Bar, both run by Michelin-starred Executive Sous-Chef Richard Chen.
Guests can get quality cuts of California beef and fresh seafood at Council Oak Steaks and Seafood, or they can try options from around the world, buffet-style, at Fresh Harvest.
The Hard Rock Cafe brings its world-renowned classic vibe to Sacramento, and guests can find grab-and-go options at the 24/7 Constant Grind.
Many of the food, beverage, and sundry offerings are sourced locally from vendors and businesses in the region.
The hotel offers guests an array of signature brand offerings and amenities, including the Sound of Your Stay music program, where the mood can be set with a complimentary Crosley turntable or rock out in their room with a Fender guitar, reserved at the front desk complete with headphones.
Additionally, the property offers a Rock Shop selling all brand merchandise, and the Body Rock fitness center, with Technogym equipment.
“This project is the first of its kind, with two tribes joining together to bring this integrated resort to life,” said Glenda Nelson, chairwoman of the Enterprise Rancheria Tribe. “We are proud of our partnership with Hard Rock and the Seminole Tribe, and we are enthusiastic to continue collaborating to provide guests with an unparalleled entertainment destination experience.”